Big Changes on Day Two in the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool

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Royal Liverpool Golf Course, Hoylake, Wirral, England — July 21, 2023

What a difference a day makes. Yesterday as round one of The Open Championship concluded, Christo Lamprecht was the toast of Hoylake. His five-under-par 66 gave him a share of the lead in the 151st edition of professional golf’s oldest invitational.

Tonight Lamprecht may be looking for a pub to forget about what was almost an incomprehensible disaster. Eight bogeys without a single birdie to offset them gave the amateur a second-round score of 79 and dropped him into a tie for 62nd position. In the last group of players to make the cut at three over.

Lamprecht was in good company. World number one, Scottie Scheffler, Brooks Koepka, and Rickie Fowler were among the 15 players that finished with the same two-day total and barely squeaked under the wire to qualify for play on Saturday and Sunday.

On the opposite end of the spectrum. Brian Harman shot the best round of the tournament thus far, a six under par 65. Matched with his four-under score that was just a single stroke out of the first-day lead. Harman sits atop the leaderboard, ten under at the midway point.

Brian Harman is congratulated by caddie Scott Tway after posting the leading score at The Open Championship / Photo Credit theopen.com

Another first-day leader, Tommy Fleetwood, shot an even-par 71. It was good enough to put him alone in second, still at five under and five strokes out of the lead. Sepp Strake is third at four under. Jason Day, Min Woo Lee, and Subhankar Sharma are tied for fourth at three under par.

Defending Open Champion Cameron Smith and Jordan Spieth are in a group of four tied for seventh at two under. Fourteen players are tied for 11th place at one under, including Rory McIlroy, Wyndham Clark, and Max Homa.

Players Missing the Cut

Collin Morikawa(+4), Keegan Bradley(+4), Tony Finau(+6), Phil Mickelson(+9), and Dustin Johnson(+13) are some of the similar names heading home for the weekend after missing the cut. Last on the field? Jazz Janewattananond from Thailand shot 81-83 to finish at 22 over par.

All the drama tomorrow may reside with Harman. Can he run away and hide? Or will the rest of the field catch up before the pressure of the final day separates the contenders from the pretenders?

Leaderboard

POS GOLFER To Par Round 1 Round 2 TOTAL
1 Brian Harman -10 67 65 132
2 Tommy Fleetwood -5 66 71 137
3 Sepp Straka -4 71 67 138
T4 Jason Day -3 72 67 139
T4 Min Woo Lee -3 71 68 139
T4 Shubhankar Sharma -3 68 71 139
T7 Cameron Young -2 72 68 140
T7 Jordan Spieth -2 69 71 140
T7 Adrian Otaegui -2 67 73 140
T7 Emiliano Grillo -2 66 74 140
T11 Henrik Stenson -1 73 68 141
T11 Matthew Southgate -1 71 70 141
T11 Nicolai Hojgaard -1 71 70 141
T11 Thriston Lawrence -1 71 70 141
T11 Rory McIlroy -1 71 70 141
T11 Laurie Canter -1 71 70 141
T11 Richard Bland -1 70 71 141
T11 Matthew Jordan -1 69 72 141
T11 Guido Migliozzi -1 69 72 141
T11 Stewart Cink -1 68 73 141
T11 Michael Stewart -1 68 73 141
T11 Wyndham Clark -1 68 73 141
T11 Max Homa -1 68 73 141
T11 Antoine Rozner -1 67 74 141
T25 Tom Kim E 74 68 142
T25 Marcel Siem E 71 71 142
T25 Hideki Matsuyama E 70 72 142
T25 Viktor Hovland E 70 72 142
T25 Alexander Bjork E 69 73 142
T30 Thomas Detry +1 74 69 143
T30 Byeong Hun An +1 73 70 143
T30 Abraham Ancer +1 72 71 143
T30 Adrian Meronk +1 72 71 143
T30 Jordan Smith +1 71 72 143
T30 Joost Luiten +1 71 72 143
T30 Thomas Pieters +1 70 73 143
T30 Oliver Wilson +1 69 74 143
T30 Alex Noren +1 68 75 143
T39 Sami Valimaki +2 76 68 144
T39 Zach Johnson +2 75 69 144
T39 Rikuya Hoshino +2 75 69 144
T39 Jon Rahm +2 74 70 144
T39 Alex Fitzpatrick +2 74 70 144
T39 Bryson DeChambeau +2 74 70 144
T39 Brendon Todd +2 74 70 144
T39 Louis Oosthuizen +2 74 70 144
T39 Corey Conners +2 73 71 144
T39 Gary Woodland +2 73 71 144
T39 Christiaan Bezuidenhout +2 73 71 144
T39 Hurly Long +2 72 72 144
T39 Matt Fitzpatrick +2 72 72 144
T39 Kurt Kitayama +2 72 72 144
T39 Cameron Smith +2 72 72 144
T39 Brandon Robinson-Thompson +2 71 73 144
T39 Zack Fischer +2 71 73 144
T39 J.T. Poston +2 71 73 144
T39 Tyrrell Hatton +2 71 73 144
T39 Sungjae Im +2 70 74 144
T39 Romain Langasque +2 70 74 144
T39 Xander Schauffele +2 70 74 144
T39 Patrick Reed +2 70 74 144
T62 Ryan Fox +3 78 67 145
T62 Robert MacIntyre +3 74 71 145
T62 Victor Perez +3 74 71 145
T62 Padraig Harrington +3 74 71 145
T62 Scott Stallings +3 74 71 145
T62 Richie Ramsay +3 73 72 145
T62 Danny Willett +3 73 72 145
T62 Andrew Putnam +3 73 72 145
T62 Adam Scott +3 72 73 145
T62 Rickie Fowler +3 72 73 145
T62 Patrick Cantlay +3 70 75 145
T62 Brooks Koepka +3 70 75 145
T62 David Lingmerth +3 70 75 145
T62 Scottie Scheffler +3 70 75 145
T62 Christo Lamprecht +3 66 79 145
Cut Line
CUT Kyungnam Kang +4 78 68 146
CUT Taylor Moore +4 76 70 146
CUT Ben Griffin +4 75 71 146
CUT Collin Morikawa +4 73 73 146
CUT Kazuki Yasumori +4 73 73 146
CUT Pablo Larrazabal +4 72 74 146
CUT Seamus Power +4 71 75 146
CUT Keegan Bradley +4 70 76 146
CUT Sahith Theegala +5 79 68 147
CUT Joaquin Niemann +5 78 69 147
CUT Yannik Paul +5 77 70 147
CUT Harris English +5 75 72 147
CUT Jose Luis Ballester Barrio +5 73 74 147
CUT Tom Hoge +5 72 75 147
CUT Lucas Herbert +5 71 76 147
CUT Davis Riley +6 78 70 148
CUT Chris Kirk +6 78 70 148
CUT Matt Wallace +6 75 73 148
CUT Trey Mullinax +6 75 73 148
CUT Michael Kim +6 75 73 148
CUT K.H. Lee +6 75 73 148
CUT Bio Kim +6 74 74 148
CUT Justin Rose +6 74 74 148
CUT Kazuki Higa +6 73 75 148
CUT Nick Taylor +6 73 75 148
CUT Francesco Molinari +6 73 75 148
CUT Sam Burns +6 73 75 148
CUT Tony Finau +6 73 75 148
CUT Billy Horschel +6 73 75 148
CUT Kalle Samooja +6 72 76 148
CUT Keita Nakajima +6 72 76 148
CUT Rasmus Hojgaard +7 78 71 149
CUT Charl Schwartzel +7 77 72 149
CUT Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira +7 77 72 149
CUT Dan Bradbury +7 76 73 149
CUT Ewen Ferguson +7 74 75 149
CUT Talor Gooch +7 74 75 149
CUT Connor Syme +7 74 75 149
CUT Russell Henley +7 73 76 149
CUT Shane Lowry +7 72 77 149
CUT Nacho Elvira +7 72 77 149
CUT Ockie Strydom +7 72 77 149
CUT Si Woo Kim +7 69 80 149
CUT Travis Smyth +8 78 72 150
CUT Seungsu Han +8 76 74 150
CUT Marco Penge +8 74 76 150
CUT Darren Clarke +8 73 77 150
CUT Thorbjorn Olesen +8 73 77 150
CUT Daniel Hillier +9 78 73 151
CUT Tiger Christensen +9 77 74 151
CUT Phil Mickelson +9 77 74 151
CUT Haydn Barron +9 74 77 151
CUT Callum Shinkwin +10 78 74 152
CUT Taiga Semikawa +10 77 75 152
CUT David Micheluzzi +10 77 75 152
CUT Ernie Els +10 75 77 152
CUT Branden Grace +10 73 79 152
CUT Alex Maguire +10 72 80 152
CUT Justin Thomas +11 82 71 153
CUT Marc Warren +11 79 74 153
CUT Lee Hodges +11 76 77 153
CUT Connor Mckinney +11 76 77 153
CUT Takumi Kanaya +11 73 80 153
CUT Adam Schenk +12 79 75 154
CUT John Daly +12 77 77 154
CUT Denny McCarthy +12 76 78 154
CUT Graeme Robertson +12 75 79 154
CUT Alejandro Canizares +12 75 79 154
CUT Oliver Farr +12 74 80 154
CUT Dustin Johnson +13 74 81 155
CUT Martin Rohwer +13 73 82 155
CUT Jorge Campillo +14 82 74 156
CUT Hiroshi Iwata +14 77 79 156
CUT Kyle Barker +14 76 80 156
CUT Harrison Crowe +14 76 80 156
CUT Kensei Hirata +14 75 81 156
CUT Gunner Wiebe +16 79 79 158
CUT Taichi Kho +18 83 77 160
CUT Adri Arnaus +21 82 81 163
CUT Jazz Janewattananond +22 81 83 164