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World No. 390 Boo Weekley handed in a 2-under-par 36-32=68 after the second round of the Travelers Championship for a 36-hole total of 6-under 134, up two spots to T4, two shy of leader Jordan Spieth.

The 43-year-old conjured six (of 14) fairways but peppered 16 greens in regulation, No. 1 in the latter thru 36 holes at 86.11 percent (31/36). He squared two, 3-putt bogeys at holes 4 (from 42'1") and 13 (from 44'1"), offset by a hole-out eagle-2 at 10 from 170 yards away, and birdies at 16 and 18, from 14'6" and 25'0", respectively. The Florida native and resident gained 3.397 stokes tee-to-green, No. 1 in SGTTG with a cumulative 6.875, but lost 0.573 strokes on-the-green, needing 32 total putts. This is his 22nd start of the season and second time he's been in the top 10 after any round. Weekley's season best among just eight made cuts is T37 at the opposite-field Puerto Rico Open, where he was T12 thru 54 holes.
Jun 23 - 8:04 PM

Making his third appearance, first since T18 in 2014, World No. 4 Jason Day patched together an even-par 34-36=70 in the second round of the Travelers Championship and at 2-over 72-70=142, missed the cut by two shots.

A total of 85 players from a field of 156 made the 36-hole cut of even-par 140 (17, T69 on the number), so a second cut of low 70 and ties will take place after 54 holes. Day, a pre-tourney 11/1 outright, was the highest up the bookmaker's food chain to exit early, and after a MC at last week's U.S. Open by nine (79-75), he's now missed consecutive cuts for the first time since the Memorial and THE PLAYERS in 2015, 107 and 111 weeks ago, respectively. The 29-year-old cancelled four birdies with four bogeys in R2 on 10 greens in regulation after opening with three birdies against three bogeys and double bogey-6 in R1. Other notable departures include: 141- Trey Mullinax .. 142- 2-time champ Bubba Watson; Harris English .. 143- Lucas Glover; 2013 champ Ken Duke .. 144- Zach Johnson; Jhonattan Vegas .. 145- Justin Thomas.
Jun 23 - 7:36 PM

Chasing an opening five-birdie one-bogey 66, World No. 89 Daniel Summerhays shot a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in the second round of the Travelers Championship to reach the midpoint on 6-under 134, up two places to T4, two shy of 36-hole leader Jordan Spieth.

Beginning off No. 10 tee, the 33-year-old landed 10 (of 14) fairways and pelted 16 greens in regulation, gaining 2.522 strokes tee-to-green. He squared a lone bogey-5 at 17, saving bogey from 13'11" after hitting his second into the water, offset by three birdies at 15, 18 and 6, two from between 11 and 14 feet. The BYU alum missed three scoring tries from inside of 13 feet, lowlighted by a 3-putt par at the par-5 13th, but did save par from 11'8" at the first. He posted a commercial 1.875 putts per GIR and 0.308 SG: Putting, needing 31 total putts. This is the Utahan's sixth Travelers with two prior cashes and one finish inside the top 70, a T11 last year (68-69-65-69). He was the 54-hole leader three starts ago at the Memorial, settling for a season-best T10 with 6-over 78.
Jun 23 - 6:50 PM

Making his tournament debut, PGA TOUR rookie and World No. 43 Wesley Bryan tossed up a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in the second round of the Travelers Championship for a two-day total of 6-under 134, up 15 places to T4, two back of 36-hole leader Jordan Spieth.

Beginning off No. 10 tee, the 27-year-old landed 10 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, losing 0.311 strokes off-the-tee and carving out 0.951 SG: Tee-to-Green. He squared three bogeys at 11, 4 and 5, the latter a 3-jack from 61'2", offset by five birdie-3s at 12, 14 and a hat-trick at 1-3, and birdie-2 at eight. The South Carolina alum's split featured four from between 12 and 30 feet, posting 1.615 putts per GIR and 2.894 SG: Putting. This is his 20th start of the season with four previous top 10s, highlighted by his breakthrough win at the RBC Heritage six starts ago. In his major championship debut, Bryan missed the cut at last week's U.S. Open by 14 after rounds of 76 and a career-worst 83. He kicked off this week with a four-birdie one-bogey 67.
Jun 23 - 6:24 PM

World No. 17 Patrick Reed authored a 4-under-par 32-34=66 in the second round of the Travelers Championship to post 7-under 133, up 17 spots to T2, one adrift of 36-hole leader Jordan Spieth.

The 26-year-old outpaced one bogey with five birdies on 11 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation and will play out of the final threesome in R3 with Spieth and Troy Merritt. He gained 1.489 strokes off-the-tee and 1.506 approaching-the-green, recording 1.643 putts per GIR and 1.580 SG: Putting. The Texan squared the par-3 16th (failed scramble), overshadowed by five birdies at Nos. 1, 6, 8, 13 and 18, three from between 10 and 25 feet, culminating with a walk-off 3 at 18 from 13'5". This is his sixth straight Travelers, posting two previous top 25s and a best of T11 last year (70-67-68-66). Reed was the 54-hole leader five starts ago at the Wells Fargo, settling for T12 with a 3-over 75.
Jun 23 - 6:07 PM

With inclement weather expected Friday evening and Saturday morning, Round 3 tee times at the Travelers Championship will be scheduled between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET with threesomes off split tees. UPDATE: Round 3 tee times are now scheduled between 10:45 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.

Friday's second round is still in progress, so it remains to be seen how many players will make the 36-hole cut. One player who secured a later tee time and a start off No. 1 tee on Saturday is World No. 66 Anirban Lahiri, who fired a career-low bogey-free 7-under-par 33-30=63 in R2, good for the low round in the clubhouse and matching the low round of the week with 18-hole leader Jordan Spieth. He hit eight (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, circling five birdies and eagle-3 at 13 (from 32'3"), posting a stellar 1.500 putts per GIR and 5.270 SG: Putting. The 29-year-old opened his tourney debut in 3-over 73 (three birdies, two bogeys and two double bogey-5s), and currently sits T17 on the leaderboard, up 108 places on the day. His previous best on TOUR (167 rounds) was 64 two times, most recently at the 2017 CareerBuilder/R3.
Jun 23 - 3:46 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 341 Troy Merritt carded a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in the second round of the Travelers Championship to reach halftime on 7-under 133, up one spot on the live leaderboard to solo 3rd, one short of clubhouse leader Jordan Spieth.

The Iowa native found 11 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 1.062 strokes off-the-tee and 2.531 tee-to-green. He squared a lone bogey-4 at 16 (failed scramble), outpaced by three birdies at 17, 18 and 3, two from between 18 and 32 feet with a long of 31'3" at the par-4 18th. The 31-year-old posted a commercial 1.786 putts per GIR and 0.113 SG: Putting, needing 30 total putts. He missed six scoring tries from 13 feet and in, though did save par two times from between six and seven feet.
Jun 23 - 3:06 PM

Making his tournament debut, open-qualifier and World No. 1947 Chase Seiffert fashioned a 4-under-par 32-34=66 in the second round of the Travelers Championship to reach 6-under 134, currently T4 and two shy of 36-hole clubhouse leader Jordan Spieth.

This is the Florida State alum's third career TOUR start, second this season and second as an open-qualifier. He cashed his first check with T74/MDF at The RSM Classic back in mid-November (71-65-74) and prior to that, missed the cut in his pro debut at the 2013 FedEx St. Jude Classic on a sponsor exemption. In the unlikely event the 25-year-old wins this week, he would be the third straight former Seminole to win on TOUR, joining Daniel Berger (FESJC) and Brooks Koepka (U.S. Open). He opened with a five-birdie three-bogey 68 and hit nine (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation in Round 2, cancelling three birdies with three bogeys. However, the Florida native carded two eagles, the first a hole-out 2 at the third from 138 yards away, adding eagle-3 at 13 from six inches after nearly holing his second to the par 5 from 250 yards away. He posted 4.248 SG: Tee-to-Green, including 3.208 approaching-the-green, though just 0.313 SG: Putting.
Jun 23 - 2:24 PM

First-round leader and World No. 6 Jordan Spieth tacked on a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in the second round of the Travelers Championship to post 8-under 132, good for the early 36-hole clubhouse lead by one over Troy Merritt. UPDATE: Spieth is the 36-hole leader by one over Merritt and Patrick Reed, his 9th career 36-hole lead/co-lead in his 120th career start (112 pro), and is 4-for-8 converting, though four of his last five.

Beginning off No. 10 tee, the 23-year-old landed 10 (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, losing 0.627 strokes approaching-the-green at last glance. He circled four birdies at Nos. 12, 15, 1 and 3, three from inside of eight feet, adding a long of 35'7" at the par-4 third. The Texan took some luster off with double bogey-7 at 13 (tee shot OB), and bogey-4 at the fifth (failed sand save) that concluded his scoring. He posted a pedestrian 1.750 putts per GIR and 0.207 SG: Putting, missing one scoring try from 4'9" at 14. If the lead holds, it'll be his second 36-hole lead/co-lead this season (16 starts). Spieth was T1 thru 36 at the AT&T Pebble Beach (68-65), took the 54-hole lead with 7-under 65, and won with a closing 70.
Jun 23 - 1:56 PM

Local hero Martin Kaymer failed to convert a 6’0" birdie putt on the final green as he limped to a second round level-par 34-38=72 and subsequently missed the cut by one stroke on level-par 144 in the BMW International Open at Golfclub München Eichenried.

In truth, despite winning at the course in 2008, his record there is poor; this is his fifth missed weekend in ten visits. As in the first round he matched every birdie he made with the same number of bogeys; on Thursday it was two and two, on Friday three and three. A mammoth number of 85 players succeeded where Kaymer failed. Other notables joining the German in leaving early include: 144- Matteo Manassero ... 145- Stephen Gallacher, Eddie Pepperell ... 146- Lee Slattery ... 147- Marcus Fraser, Ashun Wu ... 148- Thomas Bjorn … 149- Mikko Ilonen … 151- Jose Maria Olazabal … 159- Marc Warren.
Jun 23 - 1:36 PM

Joël Stalter finds himself in rarefied air after posting a superb second round of 4-under-par 35-33=68 to hit the halfway mark of the BMW International Open on 9-under 135 and holding a share of the lead with Joakim Lagergren.

The Frenchman has never held the lead (or shared it) on the European Tour, but then he has never, either, opened a Tour event with two sub-70 laps. Clearly he has taken to the challenge at Golfclub Munchen Eichenried, but he is also riding a little wave of form, having qualified for the U.S. Open and opened the Lyoness Open with a 68 for T5. He'll need to maintain the pace over the weekend, however. On Friday there were three front nine birdies at 1, 4 and 6, with dropped shots at 3 and 5. On the back nine there were three red numbers in four holes at 13, 15 and 16. He'll play Saturday with fellow non-winner Joakim Lagergren, hunted down by Henrik Stenson and Sergio Garcia, who are a shot back.
Jun 23 - 1:16 PM

Matthew Southgate revived memories of his last visit to Germany when a second round 2-under-par 36-34=70 lifted him to T8 on 7-under 137 at the halfway stage of the BMW International Open at Golf Club Eichienried.

The Englishman will resume on Saturday just two back of the leaders and hopeful of recording a second successive top ten finish in Germany, after he was T7 in the European Open last September, one of his ten top 25 finishes in 2016 - but it would be only his second this term. Despite that last stat, there have been signs: a last round 65 in the Shenzhen International when he ranked 1st for Putt Average and ranking 1st for Driving Accuracy a week later in the China Open. Moreoer he was briefly top ten last time out in Austria. On Friday he started from the 10th tee and made bogey immediately, double bogey at the 14th and there was another dropped shot at No. 2. But he ticked 12, 15 and 18 to make amends, and then, with the wind dropping, he made vital late ground with three red numbers at 6, 7 and 9.
Jun 23 - 1:03 PM

Sergio Garcia crafted a 2-under-par 33-37-70 in the second round of the BMW International Open at Golfclub Munchen Eichenried, good for T3 on 8-under 136, just one shot behind halfway leaders Joakim Lagergren and Joel Stalter.

The Spaniard started his Friday lap with the trees bending to a blustery wind and used all his skills to post five straight pars before then making a move with a hat-trick of birdies at 6, 7 and 8. Another five pars followed before, with the wind having dropped, he made two mistakes, squaring 14 and 17. But he unleashed a big drive on 18, hit a towering iron onto the par-5 green and two-putted for birdie which slotted him into A1 position when hunting the leaders at the weekend. He's seeking a second title in Germany, having claimed the German Masters back in 1999.
Jun 23 - 12:50 PM

Belgium's Thomas Detry recovered from a slow start to post a second round 1-under-par 37-34=71 in the BMW Inaternational Open at Golfclub Munchen Eichenried; he's one back of the end-of-round leaders in a tie for T3 on 8-under 136.

The 24-year-old is 88th in the Race to Dubai after a solid start to the season which saw him post four top 30 finished in eight starts. However he's now five starts without anything better than T48 so this week marks a nice return to form. When he opened his round from the 10th tee the conditions were very tricky, with the wind blustering around the trees. In the circumstances eight pars and just one bogey to the turn wasn't too bad. On the front nine he had a chance to make birdies and did so, ticking them at 3, 5, 6 and 8, but the holes in-between saw bogeys so it was not all good. Nonetheless he is only one back of the lead heading into the weekend.
Jun 23 - 12:37 PM

After an opening 1-over 71, sponsor invite and World No. 511 Stuart Appleby withdrew prior to Round 2 of the Travelers Championship citing a back injury.

The 46-year-old made 23 starts last season, 20 of those on a Major Medical Extension (back) and didn't meet the terms. He wound up 143rd in the FedExCup standings so plays this season on conditional status. This was the Aussie's 11th start of the season, fifth on a sponsor exemption, and second mid-tourney WD, checking out after a first-round 76 at the Shriners, also on a sponsor invite. Overall, it's his eight career mid-tourney WD in 531 career starts. Appleby entered this week 242nd in the FedExCup standings.
Jun 23 - 12:31 PM



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