Sharma continues fine form with WGC lead

Race to Dubai leader Shubhankar Sharma boasts a two-shot lead at the halfway point of the WGC-Mexico Championship after continuing his electric start to the season.

Sharma followed up his opening round of 65 with a five under 66 at the Chapultepec Golf Club, to move to 11 under overall at the top of the leaderboard.

After starting the day two shots adrift of the lead, Sharma began in topsy-turvy fashion with an eagle on the first followed by a pair of bogeys.

But after birdies at the 11th and 12th, he was able to pull away from the rest of the field with successive birdies on the final three holes.

“I’m really happy and I couldn’t have been in a better position,” Sharma told Sky Sports.

“I just kept the ball in play all day and it was great to finish with three birdies in a row.”

Sergio Garcia shot the joint lowest round of the day, with a 65 earning the Spaniard a share of second place alongside Xander Schauffele and Rafa Cabrera Bello.

Both Garcia and Schauffele were bogey free, while Cabrera Bello birdied four of his opening six holes.

Defending champion and world number one Dustin Johnson is four shots adrift of Sharma after a five under 66.

Johnson lies among a group of seven players at seven under, including overnight leader Louis Oosthuizen, Bubba Watson and Brian Harman.

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