British Open 2023 leaderboard, live updates: Three straight for first

After a first round full of surprises and a frustrating 18th hole for several players, the second round was over 2023 British Open is underway at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England.

Three golfers begin Friday at the top of the leaderboard, but the headliner on Thursday was amateur Christo Lamprecht, who is one of the leaders in the last major tournament in 2023. Starting the second round in a tie for first with Lamprecht, the Englishman Tommy Fleetwood and Emiliano Grillo from Argentina. Weather conditions for the morning could also be worse than the first round, making it a challenging day as players look to make the cut.

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Christo Lamprecht plays his shot from the fourth tee during the first round of the British Open at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England on July 20, 2023.

Protesters disrupt play at British Open

The Just Stop Oil protesters came to the 17th hole and one of them threw what looked like orange paint or powder, which landed on the side of the green. Three protesters were immediately taken away by the police in a golf cart.

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Just Stop Oil has been known to disrupt sporting events, such as Premier League football matches, and on Thursday spray-painted the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero.

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