Sung Kang matches course with 61 to take Byron Nelson lead

Sung Kang reacts after sinking a putt on the 18th during the second round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament at Trinity Forest on Friday, May 10, 2019, in Dallas. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
Jordan Spieth hits to the 18th green during the second round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament Friday, May 10, 2019, in Dallas. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
Tony Romo watches a shot to the ninth green during the second round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament Friday, May 10, 2019, in Dallas. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
Sung Kang reacts after sinking a putt on the 18th green during the second round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament at Trinity Forest on Friday, May 10, 2019, in Dallas. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
Jordan Spieth tees off on the first hole during the second round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament, Friday, May 9, 2019, in Dallas. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo smiles at fans after sinking the 17th hole during the second round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament, Friday, May 9, 2019, in Dallas. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

DALLAS — Sung Kang matched the Trinity Forest course record with a 10-under 61 on an unseasonably cool day Friday to take the second-round lead in the Byron Nelson.

Kang was 16 under after his round that included six birdies in a row. The 31-year-old South Korean who lives in North Texas had a four-stroke lead over playing partner Matt Every and Tyler Duncan.

Marc Leishman shot a 61 last year in the first Nelson round played at the links-style course near downtown Dallas.

With temperatures in the low 50s, Kang began his day with a 9-foot birdie on the par-5 No. 1 hole. His approach to within a foot of the cup at the 311-yard No. 5 set up the first of his six straight birdies.

Every had his second straight 65, and Duncan shot 66. Brooks Koepka, the world's No. 3-ranked player who goes to next week's PGA Championship as defending champion, was fourth at 11 under after a 66.

Jordan Spieth shot 67 to get to 7 under. Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, also a member of the club, was 8 over after a 74. He missed the cut, but didn't finish last.

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