2022 Sanderson Farms Championship leaderboard, scores: Thomas Detry, Mackenzie Hughes share lead after Spherical 2

October 1, 2022

Thomas Detry signed for a second consecutive 5-under 67 to earn a share of the lead of the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship heading into the weekend. A PGA Tour rookie in identify solely, Detry sits at 10 underneath alongside Mackenzie Hughes who fired a 9-under 63 on Friday to push his identify again into rivalry.

Securing some standing on the PGA Tour late final summer time courtesy of a T4 end on the Boise Open within the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, Detry has been within the midst of high quality golf for fairly a while. His success in Idaho was on the heels of a top-10 end on the Scottish Open and adopted by a top-five outcome on the DP World Tour’s flagship occasion, the BMW PGA Championship.

Since taking his skills to the PGA Tour, Detry has kicked off his rookie season with no hitch regardless of his intensive journey schedule. The 29-year-old impressed on the Fortinet Championship with a T12 outcome and appears nicely on his technique to bettering on his efforts in Napa.

Taking part in in Europe the previous six seasons, Detry is inexplicably with no skilled victory since his Problem Tour days in 2016. Experiencing quite a few shut calls, maybe the change of surroundings, location and tour will enable him to lastly enter the winner’s circle. 

Hoping this isn’t the case are quite a few his chasers together with his co-leader Hughes. Reigning Honda Traditional champion Sepp Straka additionally seems to be up for the problem as he arrived in Jackson, Mississippi, contemporary off a scorching sizzling FedEx Cup Playoffs. The Austrian is alone in third and a pair strokes forward of hometown hero Davis Riley who grabbed a share of the first-round lead and now stands at 7 underneath after a so-so second spherical.

The leaders

1. Thomas Detry and Mackenzie Hughes (-10):

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Greater than 150 begins faraway from his lone victory on the PGA Tour, Hughes is positioned completely on the midway level to finish this winless drought. The Canadian skilled a middling 2021-22 season that featured solely three top-10 finishes, and after lacking out on the Presidents Cup in his personal neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, the motivation to play nicely has by no means been greater with sights on the 2024 competitors in his residence nation.

“Yeah, I watched [the Presidents Cup]. I had some household on the town that week, so we did not make it out, however I watched and was maintaining tabs on the boys and pulling like heck for them to tug it out,” Hughes mentioned. “It was motivating for certain. I wished to be there actually badly, and it was one thing I had form of marked on my calendar for the final yr and a half. As soon as I knew it was coming to Charlotte, that was — I wished to be on that crew. It damage, however that is the best way it goes on this recreation typically. I am going to work onerous to be on that crew in two years in Montreal.”

Different contenders

3. Sepp Straka (-9)

T4. Mark Hubbard, Garrick Higgo, Scott Stallings (-8)

T7. Davis Riley, Nick Hardy, Stephan Jaeger (-7)

Mississippi’s Riley remains to be on this match after 36 holes. After commanding a share of the first-round lead with a 6-under 66, Riley stalled on Friday with a 1-under 71. Describing this week as “one of many worst driving weeks I’ve had to this point in a very long time,” the native child has gotten the job carried out regardless of the large stick. Greater than able to wielding this membership successfully, if in a position to proper the wrongs from the primary two days over the weekend, Riley can have an actual likelihood to nab his first victory on the PGA Tour in his personal yard.

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“It could imply the world to have an opportunity to win this golf match,” Riley mentioned. “However like I used to be saying (Thursday), there’s lots of work to be carried out. Yeah, the sport is in a great spot. I did not rating and do issues fairly in addition to I did (Thursday), however I am nonetheless doing lots of issues good. I simply must take a tweak or two right here or there and prepare to go once more (Saturday).”

Grillo early contender for response of the season

Solely six rounds into the 2022-23, Emiliano Grillo could have already got the perfect response to any shot this season. Channeling his inside Hideki Matsuyama and even Mark Hubbard on the Rocket Mortgage Traditional, the Argentinian was disgusted together with his tee shot on the par-3 thirteenth. 

In lieu of the informal membership drop, Grillo went a step additional and flung his membership into the excessive grass just for his ball to settle 11 toes from the pin. Whereas his birdie effort finally slid by, Grillo signed for a bogey-free 7-under 65 and sits 4 strokes off the lead.

Is it too early to look forward to the 2023 Ryder Cup?

My CBS Sports activities colleague Kyle Porter pegged first-round chief Riley as a potential future Ryder Cup participant and I am unable to assist however look forward to Rome subsequent fall. As a substitute of discussing the U.S. aspect, it’s the backend of the European Staff which I discover extraordinarily intriguing and will make or break its efforts to recapture the cup.

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Each Detry and Straka ought to have a practical alternative to garner a variety from Captain Luke Donald in the event that they proceed to play on this method for the foreseeable future. Whereas hardly on the minds of the Europeans as they head into the weekend in Jackson with an opportunity to win, I’m certain someplace Donald is taking notes.

2022 Sanderson Farms Championship up to date odds and picks

  • Thomas Detry: 9/2
  • Mackenzie Hughes: 7-1
  • Sepp Straka: 7-1
  • Scott Stallings: 17/2
  • Davis Riley: 12-1
  • Mark Hubbard: 16-1
  • Sam Burns: 18-1
  • Nick Hardy: 22-1
  • Garrick Higgo: 22-1
  • Emiliano Grillo: 28-1
  • Stephan Jaeger: 28-1

The simple choose is Burns who sits at 5 underneath and solely 5 strokes again regardless of shedding greater than two strokes on the greens via the primary two rounds. Rating second in strokes gained tee-to-green, standard knowledge suggests a putter like Burns ought to be capable of determine issues out shifting ahead. 

Personally, I really like Straka ‘s possibilities to lift his second trophy in lower than a yr, however the quantity is a smidge brief for my style. If not desirous about both Straka or Burns, rookie Taylor Montgomery (-4) at 60-1 is a worthwhile choice.