Hall, Thompson duel adds another layer of intrigue at Kingsbarns
With the Solheim Cup on the horizon and both leading the qualification points for their respective teams the duo could well be the leading stars when the biannual event rolls around on August 18th.
But, this week at Kingsbarns they find themselves in a very different setting.
The pair would have been teeing off together on Saturday afternoon had it not been for a late charge from In-Kung Kim.
Hall carded a second round 67 to move to a total of 9-under while Thompson’s 68 grabbed a share of the clubhouse lead before the Korean’s impressive afternoon display.
“I’ve never had four birdies in a row before,” revealed Bournemouth native Hall.
“So I was very happy to be 4-under after five. I’m playing really well. I’m especially putting good so that is certainly helping me at the moment.”
Hall’s American counterpart was equally upbeat following a round which, as fate would have it, included a similar birdie run.
“Once you get on that kind of streak (five birdies in a row), you don’t really think about it” the 22-year-old told reporters.
“I was just hitting it pretty well out there, so I was just aiming at pins and going for it and made a few good putts.”
The pair could yet end up facing off on Sunday afternoon in what could be a preview of things to come at Des Moines Golf and Country Club.
If their current form holds heading into the weekend on the Fife coast do not count out the young rising English star who relishing the thought of a match play scenario.
“I love it (match play),” revealed Hall.
“It’s my favourite format, and now that I’m a professional, I don’t get to play it at all anymore, which is a shame.
“I’m looking forward to it (the Solheim Cup). It should be great. I can draw back on my Curtis Cup experiences.”