Nicholasville (Kentucky, USA), July 16 (EFE). – American JT Poston scored 66 (-6) allowing him to collect 131 (-13) to be the new leader of the Barbasol Championship, from the PGA Tour, with a lead, when the second round ends on Friday.
Poston was once again the best on a packed Keene Trace which forced the tournament to be filmed twice on Thursday due to rain and lightning.
Specifically, due to wet conditions, players were allowed to use ball movement when they were in the lanes of the court.
“It was really good,” Poston said. “The shot has been much better than it has been in recent months, and getting attention is also good when you come across smooth green leaves that allow you to make good shots.”
Poston had a late bird in class 7th 4 and 8th class 5 on the round that started in 10th. The 28-year-old former West Carolina player won the 2019 Wyndham Championship in Greensboro for his only PGA Tour title.
Countrymen Ryan Armor and Joseph Bramlett were a big hit, with both scoring 67 (-5) for a 132 (-12) accumulation.
Four other players led by Englishman Taylor Pendrith shared the third place with a cumulative score of 133 (-11).
American defending champion Jim Herman with a cumulative score of 137 (-7), after signing a card of 70 (-2) continued to fight for the title. Hermann won in 2019 and the event was canceled last year due to the coronavirus.
While within the Latin American participation, Puerto Rican Rafael Campos, Chilean Mito Pereira and Colombian Camillos Villegas overtook the cut, which was established at (-4) to be in the weekend’s competition.
Campos was the best to present a signed card of 66 (-6) that put him with 136 (-8) and collected 48 positions to put himself in 22nd place, tied with eight other players.
Pereira, although maintaining a good level of play, did not shine as well as in the first round, and finished with a record of 70 (-2) to hit 137 (-6) which cost him 10 places down to 31st, which he shares with Eight other golfers.
Villegas improved regarding the first round and his 69 (-3) 140 cumulative (-4) hits secured him a pass to the weekend’s competition.
Something Argentines Fabian Gomez (143, -1) and Andres Romero (145, +1) and Nelson Ledesma (147, +3), who were eliminated, did not achieve.