Mackenzie Hughes in contention at 2021 U.S. Open

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Mackenzie Hughes is in contention at the 2021 United States Open from Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California. After 36 holes, Hughes has a score of two-under-par and is three strokes back of the leaders, Russell Henley of the United States, and Richard Bland of Great Britain.

Hughes had five birdies and one bogey in the second round on Friday for a second round score of four-under-par 67. He birdied the second, seventh, 10th, 11th, and 12th holes, and bogeyed the first hole. Hughes actually got off to a fantastic start, as he began on the 10th hole and had three straight birdies to begin his round.

Currently tied for seventh place with Americans Xander Schauffele and Kevin Streelman, Hughes was the second Canadian in contention after a single round at the U.S. Open. After the first round, Adam Hadwin of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan shot a score of one-under-par 70, and was three strokes back of Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa and Henley. Hadwin also made the cut, and is currently one over par after 37 holes.

Oosthuizen and American Matthew Wolff are at -4 and one stroke back of Bland and Henley. Meanwhile, American Bubba Watson and Spain’s Jon Rahm (the pre-Vegas favourite) are at -3.

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