India’s Anirban Lahiri battled to an even-par 70 to slip to tied 16th spot after the second day of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament here.
Race to Dubai champion, Tommy Fleetwood had seven birdies in his 63 as he took a share of the lead alongside Ian Poulter (62-67) and Justin Thomas (65-64) at the halfway stage.
The trio made the most of perfect morning scoring conditions, finishing the second round on 11-under 129, two strokes in front of American Kyle Stanley, who carded a 68 and Australian Jason Day, who produced a four-under 66 in the afternoon.
Tiger Woods moved up from tied 14th to tied 10th as he added a two-under 68 to his first round 66.
Following on his first round score of five-under 65, Lahiri is now five-under for 36 holes but slipped from overnight tied seventh to tied 16th. Overall, Lahiri had three birdies and three bogeys for a par round.
Shubhankar Sharma had a miserable day with a disappointing nine-over 79 that took him to 11-over 151. He was last at the 71st spot.
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