Xiong, Champ share Sanderson Farms Championship lead

Teenager Norman Xiong took a share of the lead in the Sanderson Farms Championship after shooting at five under 67 in the second round on Friday.

Xiong, 19, mixed four birdies with an eagle and a bogey in the

The first-round leader, Cameron Champ (70), is next to Xiong at the top of the leaderboard, and the Duet has a one-hit advantage.

Xiong, who made his professional debut before. this year, his Oregon coach, Casey Martin, compared him to the great Tiger Woods.

Shawn Stefani and Jonathan Byrd, both with 68s card to be in a tie in third place with eight fewer.

the leaderboard is congested, with five other players tied for fifth place with seven under, including former champion Scott Stallings (2012) and DJ Trahan (2006).

Stallings (67) and Trahan (70) are united by Hudson Swafford (68), Seth Reeves (70) and Chad Ramey (70).

Defending champion Ryan Armor (73) survived the one-stroke cut, reclining on a low one.

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