As Clinton and Bush watch: Mito Pereira draws in their second Presidents Cup meeting

The national golfer had a great performance with South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout, leveling with locals Kevin Kisner and Cameron Young, to give the international team a half point. Both former US presidents were present.

Although having lost Thursday on the last hole, Mito Pereira left a good image on his Presidents Cup debut , the contest between the United States and the international team, in Charlotte. For the Friday session, the Chilean was aligned with the South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout face the locals Kevin Kisner and Cameron Young and also showed very good golf.

On the second day, the game modality was played in four balls. That is, it is done in pairs, but each player plays his own balls and the best result is taken into account for the score. So the first birds in the afternoon, the South African got it on the third hole. However, in the sequel, Young returned the courtesy of calling.

At flag seven, the hosts showed up for the first time, after Young got an eagle. Once again things got complicated for the Chilean-South African couple, but it would be relative, since Bezuidenhout achieved equality with a new bird. The illusion grew after Mito got another court surrender which allowed the international duo to regain the lead.

Like Thursday, the definition would stretch to the last hole. In the 14th, Bezuidenhout and Mito made bogies, which made it easier for the American couple to reconnect with the series. At the edge of the Quail Hollow Club grounds, Nearly 40,000 spectators, including former US Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, cheered on the locals.

PGA Commissioner Jay Monahan alongside Bill Clinton and George W. Bush on day two of the Presidents Cup.Photo: REUTERS.

The emotion was present in the final flags. On the 17th the two completed the pass in four impacts, while on the 18th no difference was found either and they closed with a tie that gave them a half a point each, in a series that continues to overwhelmingly favor the United States.

This Saturday, the excitement continues. In the morning, it will return to the mode of quartet (alternating strokes), while in the afternoon he returns to four balls. As, Sunday will be the individual duels that will define the champion. For it, the winner must reach 15.5 points out of the 30 that the duels distribute (one for each series).

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Source: Latercera

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