(Reuters) – People Ryan Armour and Wyndham Clark have been tied on the prime of the Bermuda Championship leaderboard on Friday, taking part in the second spherical by way of tough and roaring winds that rattled flagsticks – and a few rivals.
On the hunt for his first PGA Tour title, the 26-year-old Clark drained a 35-foot-long putt for an eagle on the par-five second. Nevertheless, he stumbled with back-to-back bogeys on the seventh and eighth. He redeemed himself with three birdies on the again 9 for a three-under-par 68.
Armour carded a one-under-par 70, with 4 birdies and three bogeys. He advised reporters that the robust gusts of winds on the seaside Port Royal Golf Course practically knocked him off his ft on the par-four fifteenth.
“On 15 there over ocean aspect, I had a chip behind the inexperienced and on my backswing I acquired blown and like I had the grass mark proper on the toe of the membership and I am like, ‘Wow, I nearly missed that chip shot’,” mentioned Armour, who received the Sanderson Farms Championship in 2017. “So I used to be comfortable to get out of there with 4.”
Winds reached as much as 30 mph on the event on Friday, the primary PGA Tour occasion to have followers for the reason that onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rounding out the highest contenders have been People Kramer Hickok, who was one stroke again from the lead after carding a three-under-par 68, and Ollie Schniederjans (70) and Doc Redman (71), who have been each two strokes again.
Elsewhere within the subject, Fred Funk carded a one-over-par 72 to turn out to be solely the fourth golfer to make the lower at a PGA Tour occasion aged 64 or older, after Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead and Tom Watson.
The 64-year-old sealed his spherical with a chip-in birdie on his closing gap, with son Taylor Funk (81) – who was in his grouping – wrapping his arm across the elder Funk’s shoulders amid the celebratory hoots and hollers.
(Reporting by Amy Tennery, modifying by Pritha Sarkar)