NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Max McGreevy completed a 9-under 63 on Saturday to share the second-round lead and had a one-stroke advantage when darkness suspended play in the third-round Barbasol Championship from the PGA Tour.
Much of the peloton started round three in the evening in sunny conditions after heavy showers hit Keene Trace for the second day in a row. More than 2 1/2 inches of rain over two hours delayed play nearly 5 1/2 hours, with a barefoot field crew using buckets to drain water from the bunkers.
McGreevy and Matti Schmid, a former University of Louisville player, each shot 63 and were 16-under 128 after the end of the second round – one stroke ahead of first-round leader Adam Svensson.
These three were among the last to tee off and completed three holes. McGreevy opened with a birdie, Svensson birdied the par-3 second hole and Schmid was even after a bogey on the second hole.
Ricardo Gouveia went 7-under 65 in the second round for a 15-under 129 and even went through three holes.
Sean O’Hair, Kevin Streelman and Trey Mullinax were each at 14 under, with O’Hair and Streelman completing four holes.
McGreevy’s remarkable second round completed on Saturday morning eventually featured 10 birdies, including four on a five-hole stretch up front to eclipse the American’s only bogey on the par-4 seventh hole. Schmid’s bogey-free round featured nine birdies, including three on Keene Trace’s four par-5 holes.
“I don’t know if I’ve put 10 birdies together in a tournament in the last two weeks, so putting it together in one round no matter how easy the course was, that was really good,” McGreevy said. Earlier in the day. “The golf swing is nice, the putter is nice. I was just kind of looking at myself and seemed to keep going down the hole.
Only a few golfers were able to tee off shortly after the end of the second round. Darkness also suspended play on Friday, when fog and thunderstorms caused a nearly 5.5-hour delay.
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