Past champ and World No. 231 Johnson Wagner orchestrated a 2-under-par 34-36=70 in the second round of the Shell Houston Open to reach halftime on 5-under 139, up 21 places on the live leaderboard to T9, 11 shots back of clubhouse leader Sung Kang, who shot 63.
This is the Amarillo, Texas, native's 11th consecutive SHO. Among three top 10s are a playoff loss in 2015 and his first (of three) TOUR titles in 2008. The newly minted 37-year-old (Mar. 23rd) opened with a four-birdie one-bogey 70 and chased with three against one in R2. Dating back to the P2 in 2015, that's nine of his last 10 in the red at the Golf Club of Houston. The Virginia Tech product squared the lone bogey at the par-4 10th, outpacing it with circles at Nos. 3, 7 and 12, each from inside of seven feet. He striped all 14 fairways and pelted 16 greens in regulation, gaining 2.903 strokes tee-to-green, though a -0.619 SG: Putting, 32 putts total, and 1.813 putts per GIR. Mar 31 - 1:33 PM