Nicholasville (Kentucky, USA), July 16 (EFE). – American JT Poston hit a record 66 (-6) allowing him to accumulate 131 (-13) to be the new captain of Barbasol, from the PGA Tour, by one advantage, when the second round is completed on Friday.
Poston was once again the best on wet 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 court’s lanes.
“It was really good,” Poston said. “Hitting the ball has been a lot better than it has been in recent months and getting attention is also good when you come across soft 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.
His countrymen Ryan Armor and Joseph Bramlett were a big hit, each holding separate records of 67 (-5) for a 132 (-12) accumulator.
Four other players led by Englishman Taylor Pendrith shared the third place with a cumulative score of 133 (-11).
American defending champion Jim Hermann 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, finishing with a record of 70 (-2) to hit 137 (-6) which cost him 10 places to drop to the 31st he shares with eight other golfers.
Villegas improved regarding the first round and 69 (-3) hits assured him a 140 (-4) cumulative pass that gave him the pass to the weekend’s competition.
Something Argentines Fabian Gomez (143, -1), Andres Romero (145, +1) and Nelson Ledesma (147, +3) did not achieve, and they were eliminated.