Texas junior Scottie Scheffler shot a 69 as he helped the United States jump five spots at the World Amateur Team Championship in Mexico on Thursday.
Scheffler carded five birdies in the second round to finish at 3-under par. That was tied for the best American score for the round. Maverick McNealy also shot a 69. Overall Scheffler is tied for 45th at 1-under.
McNealy is tied with the other American golfer, Brad Dalke, in 10th place at 4-under.
Team USA trails Australia (-19) by eight strokes for the top spot on the team leaderboard. Team USA finished the first round in a tie for seventh.
Scheffler tees off for the third round on Friday at 12:35 p.m.
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