TRUCKEE, Calif. — Ryan Moore curled in a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th for a share of the lead with Adam Schenk on Thursday within the PGA Tour’s Barracuda Championship at Tahoe Mountain Membership.
Moore and Schenk had 14-point rounds beneath the modified Stableford scoring system. They every had seven birdies in bogey-free rounds in excessive altitude on the Previous Greenwood Course, the first-time venue after the occasion was staged for 21 years throughout the border in Nevada at Montreux Golf & Nation Membership.
“It was robust,” Moore mentioned. “The wind was type of up and down on the market. So, distance management was every part, and we did a extremely good job determining early within the week type of what inventory golf equipment are going up right here, and we did a terrific job all day as we speak of simply getting it proper round pin excessive and controlling our distances very well, which is simply actually vital on a golf course like this.”
Gamers obtain eight factors for albatross, 5 for eagle, 2 for birdie, zero for par, minus-1 for bogey and minus-Three for double-bogey or worse.
Robert Streb, Seamus Energy and Patrick Rodgers have been tied for third with 11 factors. J.J. Spaun was one other level again with Cameron Percy, Branden Grace, Peter Uihlein, Maverick McNealy, Kevin Tway and Emiliano Grillo.
Moore has 5 profession PGA Tour victories. After lacking the cuts in his first three occasions following the coronavirus break, the 37-year-old former UNLV participant tied for 40th two weeks in the past within the Memorial in Ohio and tied for 12th final week in Minnesota.
“I assumed I used to be extra prepared popping out of the quarantine than perhaps I used to be,” Moore mentioned. “I got here out and type of felt a little bit uncomfortable and simply did not really feel like myself for the primary few weeks, so I type of honed in on what I felt like I wanted to do, and simply been grinding on that for the previous few weeks.”
Schenk is winless on the PGA Tour. The 28-year-old former Purdue participant birdied 5 of the ultimate seven holes on his opening 9, parred the following seven and closed with birdies on Nos. eight and 9.
“Had a pair good par saves, which all the time makes it simpler so as to add up these factors,” Schenk mentioned. “You are not going backwards in any respect. Hit hit a pair wedges shut and just about saved it out of bother. There’s some room to drive the golf ball, however should you do drive it significantly off the green yow will discover some bother.”
He likes the brand new venue.
“I appreciated the final golf course, and I like this one a little bit higher, in my private opinion,” Schenk mentioned.
The winner will earn a spot within the PGA Championship subsequent week, if not already eligible. The highest two from the highest 10, not already eligible, will get spots within the U.S. Open in September at Winged Foot.