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Zack Sucher fired an 8-under-par 33-30=63 in the second round of the Midwest Classic to take a two-stroke lead into the weekend.

Sucher picked up an eagle and eight birdies on his lap around Nicklaus GC at LionsGate, handing back two bogeys in the process. He split 11 of 14 fairways, landed 13 GIR and putted to a 1.462 average. To say he's been hot on the Web.com Tour of late is definitely accurate. He spun a 60 in the first round of the Albertsons Boise Open last week to take an early lead and shared the 36-hole lead with Bill Lunde before ultimately finishing in a tie for fourth.
Jul 25 - 9:34 PM

Dustin Johnson tried to recover from his opening 74 at the RBC Canadian Open, but still missed the cut by two strokes following a second-round 68.

Seventy-two professionals and one amateur (Taylor Pendrith) survived the 36-hole cut at even-par 140. DJ converted five birdies today, but they weren't enough to overcome three bogeys. Given the fact that Jim Furyk and Graham DeLaet matched the course record in the morning, Johnson had a realistic shot of getting to the weekend. He had cashed in eight consecutive starts before today's disappointment. Other notables to failed to survive include: 141--2005 champ Mark Calcavecchia; Charley Hoffman ... 142--Seung-yul Noh ... 143--2002 champ John Rollins; 2010 champ Carl Pettersson; Hunter Mahan ... 144-Luke Donald; Jason Allred ... 146--1998 champ Billy Andrade ... 151--Erik Compton.
Jul 25 - 7:34 PM

Scott Piercy weaved a bogey-free, 5-under-par 32-33=65 in his second round of the RBC Canadian Open.

After just two rehab starts on the Web.com Tour following four months of being sidelined for surgery on his right elbow, you'd have forgiven Piercy if he missed the cut at Royal Montreal today. Instead, he's 3-under 137 at the midpoint, good for a share of 28th place seven strokes off the 36-hole lead. Now, he did stumble on Thursday, hitting only seven greens in regulation and erasing one birdie with three bogeys, but he went 5-for-5 in scrambling today and picked off five birdies. The set featured a five-yarder from the rough at the par-4 second and conventional conversions from 23'2" and 14'9" at Nos. 9 and 15, respectively. He also nearly aced the par-3 fifth where ShotTracker lists his birdie putt at one inch. Piercy isn't yet exempt for 2014-15 and he's sure to receive a medical extension, but he may not need it if he can keep this rally rolling on the weekend in Canada.
Jul 25 - 7:17 PM

At 13-over-par 78-75=153, Scott McCarron missed the cut at the RBC Canadian Open by 13 strokes.

If you're going to miss a cut, you might as well miss it by a mile. McCarron hit only 13 greens in regulation and found two birdies at Royal Montreal. He also squared 11 bogeys and two doubles. This was his final start via a Major Medical Extension. For the record, he fell $618,656 short of fulfilling the terms. Only a victory in Quebec would have achieved that objective. McCarron also came up short of securing conditional status by $445,441. A two-way T2 would have done the job there. Of course, given that there are only two open events remaining this season and he's in the field at next week's Barracuda Championship, which he hosts, reaching the goals of the medical this week were largely irrelevant. In fact, he's now inside 12 months before he becomes eligible for the Champions Tour (on July 10, 2015), so his focus is likely on the senior circuit.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 25 - 7:02 PM

Jamie Lovemark authored a bogey-free, 5-under-par 30-35=65 in his second round of the RBC Canadian Open.

Lovemark has been making noise a bit of late, but he hasn't been making any moves on the weekend. At least he's in position to reverse the trend. Today at Royal Montreal, he circled all five of his birdies on his outward nine (holes 10-18). His longest measured just 10'2" at the par-4 18th hole. Overall, he split 10 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation. At 6-under 134, he's four strokes off the pace of the 36-hole co-leaders.
Jul 25 - 6:46 PM

Jesper Parnevik is listed in the published field of next week's Barracuda Championship.

If the tournament name is unfamiliar, it's because Barracuda Networks inked a four-year agreement with the old Reno-Tahoe Open at Montrêux Golf and Country Club. Parnevik infamously injured himself when he took a tumble off a Segway a couple of weeks ago. He said that he broke a rib, so a return to action this soon seems questionable. Even so, he doesn't have any fantasy value, so we can merely enjoy the replays of the video he shared on Instagram on July 9.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 25 - 6:42 PM

Andrew Svoboda arrived at the midpoint of the RBC Canadian Open in 7-under-par 67-66=133, three shots off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

He's proven to be a nice fantasy find this season. Svoboda wrapped up a berth in the FedExCup Playoffs and his 2014-15 card weeks ago, but he hasn't relented since a T2 in New Orleans. He's added a pair of top 20s and stands to pad that record in Montreal. Thus far, he's converted 11 birdies, four of which from outside 13 feet, the longest from 28 feet at the par-3 fifth hole on Thursday. Today's set featured a 22-footer at 14. But perhaps more valuable are the par saves that maintain momentum in the second round. After attempting to make a mess of the par-4 18th, he holed out from the rough 11 yards away for the 4. Later, after finding trouble off the tee at the par-5 sixth, he'd eventual pour in his par from 13'8".
Jul 25 - 6:19 PM

Scott Brown is 7-under-par 67-66=133 through two rounds of the RBC Canadian Open and sits three strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Brown's T5 at the John Deere Classic two weeks ago was his fourth top-five finish of the season, yet he's only 54th in the FedExCup standings. Of course, top fives during the Playoffs have a greater impact, but he's poised to collect another at Royal Montreal this weekend. He's circled six birdies in each of the first two rounds, the longest today measuring 23'2" at the par-3 seventh hole. At the time he signed his card, Brown ranked T9 in fairways hit (22 of 28) and T16 in greens in regulation (28).
Jul 25 - 6:09 PM

Kyle Stanley chased his opening 65 at the RBC Canadian Open with a bogey-free, 3-under-par 34-33=67 in the second round.

Stanley started the week ranked last of 192 eligible in strokes gained-putting. Yet, his 4.676 measurement in the opening round at Royal Montreal led the field. Today, at last check, he gave back over one stroke to the field on the greens, but he didn't surrender one on his card. Stanley went 3-for-3 in scrambling and buried three birdies. His longest conversion was a par save from 13 feet at the par-3 fifth hole. At 8-under 132, he's strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders.
Jul 25 - 6:01 PM

Tim Clark completed 36 holes of the RBC Canadian Open in 6-under-par 67-67=134 and sits four strokes off the clubhouse lead at the midpoint.

The South African had a week off following a T5 at the John Deere Classic, but he's picked up where he left off in the Quad Cities. After going bogey-free on Thursday at Royal Montreal, he opened today's loop at the 10th hole and promtply birdie the first three holes. His roll from 15'7" at the par-4 11th served as his longest conversion of the day. Clark added a birdie-2 at 17, which would help offset a bogey at the par-4 third, but that square is his only blemish thus far. He's 8-for-9 in scrambling.
Jul 25 - 5:56 PM

Nick Watney backed up his opening 66 at the RBC Canadian Open with a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in the second round to post 6-under 134 at the midpoint.

He signed his card sitting four strokes back of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders. Watney hit 14 greens in regulation at Royal Montreal today and buried four birdies, the longest from 14'2" at the par-3 13th hole. He also squared two bogeys, both as a result of failing to get up and down from a greenside bunker at Nos. 11 and 4.
Jul 25 - 5:51 PM

Danny Lee carded a 5-under-par 30-35=65 in his second round of the RBC Canadian Open to post 6-under 134 at the break, four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

At 105th in FedExCup points, Lee is just about set for his first Playoffs and 2014-15 card. Still, today's effort could be interpreted as an opportunity fulfilled what with the potential threat of being the wrong side of a perfect storm of variables that would knock him outside the top 125. He went 6-for-15 in par-breaker chances, each dropping in for birdie. The set included conversions from 12'2", 40 feet and 18'7" at Nos. 13, 16 and 18, respectively. He also holed out for a seventh birdie from six yards away in front of the green at the par-5 sixth. Lee circled five of his birdies on his opening nine, the back side of Royal Montreal.
Jul 25 - 5:44 PM

Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño has turned 3-under-par 67s to begin the RBC Canadian Open.

GFC is making his 20th start this season, but he's barely inside the top 140 in both FedExCup points and earnings, further proof that internationals with some cachet abroad can have a rough go at first-time membership on the PGA TOUR. Thus far at Royal Montreal, he's circled an eagle (from the rough 184 yards out at the par-4 first hole in the opening round) and 12 birdies, including seven in the second round. For of today's set ranged 11-15 feet. The Spaniard has also swallowed six bogeys and a double, but he co-led the field in putts per greens in regulation (1.538) when he signed his card today. That's an impressive fact given he also ranked T9 in GIR (26). Fernández-Castaño is four strokes off the pace of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders.
Jul 25 - 5:28 PM

Greg Chalmers followed his opening 66 at the RBC Canadian Open with a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in his second round to post 6-under 134 at the midpoint, four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Chalmers went 4-for-12 in birdie chances today, including a 14-footer at 14 and a conversion from 12'6" at 15, both par 4s. When he signed his card, he ranked sixth in strokes-gained putting through 36 hole at 2.133. This has always been the strength of his game, but he remains winless on the PGA TOUR. This week's stop in Canada is his 360th career start.
Jul 25 - 5:20 PM

Justin Hicks chased his opening 66 at the RBC Canadian Open with a 3-under-par 35-32=67 in his second round.

At 7-under 133, he's three strokes off the pace of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders. Hicks went just 1-for-3 in scrambling with two bogeys at Royal Montreal today, but he lassoed five birdies, three of which from outside 10 feet. The highlight of the day occurred on the first hole he played. After landing his approach at the par-4 10th 26'2" from the hole, he buried the putt to set the party started.
Jul 25 - 4:42 PM



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