Swedish world number five Henrik Stenson (77), sixth-ranked
Jordan Spieth (77), seventh-ranked Australian Adam Scott (77)
and South African Ernie Els (75) all missed the cut in the final
event before the April 6-9 Masters.
Kang drained a 30-foot putt for eagle on his penultimate hole,
the par-five eighth, to go along with seven birdies for a
nine-under-par 63 that tied the course record at the Golf Club
of Houston in Humble, Texas.
"I putted pretty good yesterday, putted really good today," said
Kang , who needed 25 putts over his round. "Plus I teed off
first and the greens are just pure, nobody really had them. The
putter just kept making the putts."
Americans Hudson Swafford and Russell Henley were in a share of
second place after both shotting 67s while first-round leader
Rickie Fowler (71) was a further stroke back in fourth place.
Kang, who is ranked 202nd in the world and has missed the cut in
seven of his last 12 starts, started his day one shot off the
pace and will now try to hang on as he heads into the weekend
with hopes of securing his first Masters invite.
"It's not in my head. I'll go play," said Kang. “Whatever
(Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto, editing by Nick
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