Justin Thomas sets another record with lowest 36-hole total

It's been a memorable week for the 23-year-old

BY Sinéad Farrell 13:05 Saturday 14 January 2017, 13:05 14 Jan 2017

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Justin Thomas has set a second record this week, by hitting the lowest 36-hole total in PGA Tour history.

The 23-year-old shot a six-under 64 in yesterday's second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii, where his 123 total set a record for the lowest 36-hole score on tour.

His score eclipsed the 124 record previously held by three players, including Jason Day who achieved it at the 2015 BMW Championship. 

Thomas became the youngest man to card a sub-60 round after hitting a 59 in the opening round at Honolulu and followed it up with that stunning second round performance.

He now sits five shots clear of Gary Woodland on the leaderboard, while England's Justin Rose, Hudson Swafford and Zach Johnson are in a tie for third place. 

A composed Thomas told Golf Digest that he didn't overthink anything before starting the second round.

"I just felt like it was another round of golf and I need to try to build on my lead and see how low I could go today."

Meanwhile, Ireland's Seamus Power currently sits on five under par and twelve shots off Thomas's lead, after carding a 66 on the second day of the tournament. 



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