Ricky Barnes patched together a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for a 36-hole total of 8-under 135, down two spots on the day to T8.
Barnes has just four podiums in 209 pro starts (no wins) and one came here (solo third) back in 2012. He sandwiched that with four missed cuts, including his last three straight. After opening in 6-under 65 on Monterey Peninsula CC's Shore Course, he chased with six birdies, one bogey and a triple bogey-7 at Pebble Beach Golf Links. The 35-year-old played his first six holes in birdie-birdie-triple-birdie-bogey-birdie before settling down to play his final 12 holes in bogey-free 2-under. He landed just 12 greens in regulation in R2, but posted a 1.583 mark in putts per GIR, including a missed birdie at the 18th from 5'0". The triple came at the par-4 third where he was in the fairway and 141 yards to the hole for his second, but landed in a greenside bunker and took five to get down from there.
Defending champ Brandt Snedeker stalled out to an even-par 37-34=71 at the Monterey Peninsula CC on day two of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Snedeker began off No. 10 tee and went out in bogey-free 3-under before back-pedaling with a one birdie, two bogey and one double inward half to post even-par 143. He's previously put up tournament records here twice in his last three visits but in-between those, he missed the scheduled 54-hole cut (low 60 and ties) in 2014. He's more on the pace for the latter sitting T75 after two days and heads to the Pebble Beach GL for the third round. The 34-year-old has 36-hole totals of eight birdies, six bogeys and a double. He's a respectable T23 in greens in regulation (26/36), but his normally deadly flat stick is dragging down the party at 1.808 putts per GIR, T82 in the 156-man field.
Stewart Cink cruised to a bogey-free, 4-under-par 34-34=68 at Spyglass Hill Golf Club, and currently sits at 6-under 138 through two rounds.
Cink's opening round was nothing to write home about as he offset two bogeys with four birdies to post 2-under at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Turning his attention to a difficult Spyglass Hill today, Cink got hot with the flat stick to sign for a blemish-free scorecard. Comparing his fairways hit and GIRs in round one vs round two, he split two fewer fairways today and landed just one more green in regulation. The difference was all in the putter for Cink who is making his first appearance at this event since 2000. Next, he'll head to Monterey Peninsula Country Club’s Shore Course for his third round tee time.
Lucas Glover fired a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for a two-day total of 5-under 139, up 84 places on the leaderboard to T21.
After a birdie-less 1-over 73 on day one at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Glover ripped off seven birdies against one bogey in round two and his 66 matched Mark Hubbard for low round of the day (and tourney) at Spyglass Hill GC. He circled those seven birdies on just 10 greens in regulation, registering a stellar 1.300 putts per GIR. The 36-year-old, who's never made the scheduled 54-hole cut here in four previous tries, heads to the easiest of the three-course rota for Saturday's third round at the par-71 Monterey Peninsula CC's Shore Course.
Bill Haas steadied a bogey-free, 3-under-par 34-34=68 at Monterey Peninsula Country Club’s Shore Course in round two of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Haas tackled Spyglass Hill nicely in round one, tallying three birdies without surrendering any bogeys. That trend continued today at MPCC as he made the turn at even-par 34 before adding three circles on the back nine. The Wake Forest product ranks T18 in the field with 27 GIRs through 36 holes. So far so good for Haas who is making his first appearance at this event since 2006 and will take on the host course, Pebble Beach Golf Links, for the remainder for the tournament.
Jonas Blixt bobbed and weaved to a 3-under-par 33-36=69 on day two of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to post 7-under 136, up six places on the leaderboard to T10.
Blixt opened his third AT&T appearance with bogey-free 67 on the par-71 Monterey Peninsula CC's Shore Course. His second round on Pebble Beach Golf Links began off No. 10 tee and he exchanged one birdie with one bogey to turn even. After the break, the scorecard got way more colorful, registering just two pars over his final nine which featured five birdies against two bogeys. The 31-year-old played his last six holes in birdie-bogey-birdie-birdie-birdie-bogey. He split 10 (of 14) fairways and landed just 11 greens in regulation, but posted a tidy 2.083 in strokes gained: putting. All six of his birdies traveled less than 13 feet and his three bogeys were all failed scrambles.
Jim Herman fashioned a 5-under-par 33-34=67 at Pebble Beach Golf Links to reach the midpoint of this week's AT&T Pro-Am at 7-under 136.
Herman managed the course well today, splitting 11 (of 14) fairways on his way to 12 greens in regulation. It wasn't all tee-to-green, as he gained 2.708 strokes with the flat stick, as well. Most notable was the 14'6" birdie blast on the par-4 11th hole. It was just one of his four putts rolled in from outside eight feet today. Herman climbed 29 spots on the day and will enter the weekend T10 and four shots off the co-leaders.
Jason Day awoke to card a 5-under-par 35-31=66 in today's second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and posted a 36-hole tally of 6-under 137, up 52 spots on the live leaderboard to T13.
The Aussie was sleepwalking thru his first nine holes on the par-71 Monterey Peninsula CC's Shore Course outpacing one birdie with back-to-back bogeys at eight and nine to turn 1-over. He responded with a bogey-free 31 on his inward half circling birdies at Nos. 10, 12, 13 and 17, and tossing in an eagle at the par-5 16th for good measure. The World No. 3 played the three par 5s on the back nine in birdie-birdie-eagle, and quickly erased an indifferent 1-under 71 on day one at Spyglass Hill GC. The 28-year-old, who's making his seventh AT&T visit, heads to Saturday five adrift of 36-hole co-leaders Sung Kang and Hiroshi Iwata and tees it up in R3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links.