Schenk takes 4-point lead in smoky Barracuda


TRUCKEE, Calif. — Adam Schenk birdied the par-4 18th in smoky situations from wildfires Saturday for an 11-point spherical and four-point lead within the Barracuda Championship, the one PGA Tour occasion that makes use of the modified Stableford scoring system.

Gamers obtain eight factors for an albatross, 5 for eagle, two for birdie and 0 for par. A degree is subtracted for a bogey, and three factors are taken away for a double bogey or worse.

Schenk, the 29-year-old former Purdue participant in search of his first PGA Tour title, had seven birdies and a bogey within the third spherical to succeed in 38 factors on Tahoe Mountain Membership’s Outdated Greenwood Course.

Andrew Putnam, the 2018 winner for his lone PGA Tour title, was tied for second with Erik van Rooyen. Putnam had a nine-point day, and van Rooyen scored 10 factors.

Scott Piercy (8) and first-round chief Joel Dahmen (7) had 33 factors. Second-round chief Emiliano Grillo (2) was at 31, and Taylor Pendrith (14) at 30.

Due to issues in regards to the smoke, the tee occasions Saturday had been pushed again.

The winner will earn a spot within the PGA Championship subsequent 12 months however not the Masters as a result of the occasion is being performed reverse a World Golf Championship – the FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis, Tennessee.

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