Oct 30 (Reuters) – Individuals Ryan Armour and Wyndham Clark had been tied on the high of the Bermuda Championship leaderboard on Friday, enjoying the second spherical via 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. Nonetheless, 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 sturdy gusts of winds on the seaside Port Royal Golf Course practically knocked him off his toes on the par-four fifteenth.
“On 15 there over ocean facet, 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’m like, ‘Wow, I nearly missed that chip shot’,” mentioned Armour, who gained the Sanderson Farms Championship in 2017. “So I used to be joyful 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 because the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rounding out the highest contenders had been Individuals 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 had been each two strokes again.
Elsewhere within the discipline, Fred Funk carded a one-over-par 72 to turn out to be solely the fourth golfer to make the reduce 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)