TRUCKEE, Calif. — Kyle Stanley had one other eagle in a 14-point spherical Friday to take the lead into the weekend within the Barracuda Championship, the PGA Tour’s lone modified Stableford scoring occasion.
Stanley had a 22-point whole for a two-stroke lead over Matthias Schwab, Robert Streb and Branden Grace in excessive altitude at Tahoe Mountain Membership’s Previous Greenwood Course. 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.
“Really, I am unsure what I shot,” stated Stanley, who had a 5-under 66. “It is sort of the bizarre, the format out right here. You are sort of focusing extra on factors than you might be what your rating is. However I had one other eagle at the moment, which was good. I had one yesterday. That actually helped my level whole.”
Stanley eagled the par-5 12th a day after conducting the feat on the par-5 sixth. He additionally had six birdies and three bogeys in his afternoon spherical Friday. The 32-year-old is attempting to win for the third time on the tour after breaking by means of within the 2012 Phoenix Open and taking the 2017 Quicken Loans Nationwide.
Tahoe Mountain is staging the occasion for the primary time after 21 years throughout the border in Nevada at Montreux Golf and Nation Membership.
“I have been driving it nicely,” Stanley stated. “It is sort of enjoyable, this chance to sort of swing away. We’ve some shorter par-4s out right here so you may make a go at a few of these, slightly little bit of risk-reward. And simply sort of stored the ball in entrance of me and a fairly clear spherical of golf.”
Stanley wants a victory to get into the PGA Championship subsequent week. The highest two from the highest 10, not already eligible, will get spots within the U.S. Open in September at Winged Foot.
Maverick McNealy and Troy Merritt had 19 factors.