Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 362 Ken Duke patched together an even-par 37-35=72 in today's second round of the Valero Texas Open to arrive at the midpoint on 4-under 140, currently T12 on the leaderboard and down six places on the day.
The 48-year-old didn't carry over the luster from a first-round 68, cancelling out five birdies with five bogeys. He split 12 (of 14) fairways and mustered 11 greens in regulation, squaring holes 13, 17, 1, 4 and 8, all failed scrambles. The transplanted Floridian circled 14, 16, 18, 5 and 9, three from between 10 and 16 feet with a long of 15'6" at the par-3 16th. He recorded a tidy 1.545 putts per GIR and is currently treading water in SG: Putting at -0.036. Duke checked in 6-for-14 on the season and off six straight missed cuts, so playing the weekend has been a rare occurrence. Apr 21 - 3:03 PM