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After finishing runner-up to Jon Rahm in 2022, Tony Finau has used rounds of 65-64 to take the 36-hole lead at the Mexico Open at Vidanta.

Finau made eight birdies around Vidanta Vallarta on Friday, including two stretches of three in a row — Nos. 16, 17 and 18 (his seventh, eighth and ninth of the day) and Nos. 5, 6, and 7.

“After 36 holes I’m playing nicely, find myself at the top,” he said when asked about his confidence level after two rounds. “With my experience, we’re only halfway, there’s so much golf to be played. You always want to say that you have what it takes to win a golf tournament. I think luckily for me, I’ve done that a few times over the last year, but every week has its own challenges, every day has its own challenges, so this is not a time to get ahead of myself.”

Finau (13 under) leads Erik van Rooyen and Brandon Wu by one stroke.

If you missed any of Friday’s action south of the border, no worries, we have you covered. Here are some highlights from the second round of the Mexico Open.

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