30 Jan '16, 3am

It's a ball-striker's paradise in Panama. Curtis Thompson @Bombsquad_LSU is a ball-striker.

It's a ball-striker's paradise in Panama. Curtis Thompson @Bombsquad_LSU is a ball-striker.

PANAMA CITY, Panama -- Curtis Thompson went out Friday afternoon in tough conditions, fired 6-under 64 and grabbed the 36-hole lead at the Panama Claro Championship. Thompson’s 10-under 130 total puts him five strokes clear of the field heading into the weekend. First-round co-leader Martin Flores (70), Mexico’s Oscar Fraustro (67) and South Carolina’s Wesley Bryan sit at 5-under-par 135, five back of Thompson. The 23-year-old, big-hitting Thompson led the Web.com Tour in driving distance last season in his rookie campaign. This week, the Coral Springs, Florida resident has not pulled out the big stick too often despite the length of Panama Golf Club. “It’s a very hard golf course,” Thompson said. “You have to be a ball-striker to play out here.” Living in South Florida has its advantages. While most of the East Coast was getting pounded by a snowstorm the week before the ...

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