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Ryan Brehm spun a 33-31=64 in the second round of the Air Capital Classic to share the 36-hole lead with J.T. Poston at 11-under 129.

Brehm opened fast in round two circling birdies on the first two holes at Crestview CC. He would tack on two birdies and an eagle on the back nine to complete a bogey-free round. This marks his 17th Web.com Tour start, and 12th in 2016. Both of his top-10 finishes have occurred this season, and he would move well inside the top 25 on the Web.com Tour money list with a win.
Jun 24 - 10:40 PM

World No. 62 Ryan Palmer fizzled out to a 5-over-par 38-38=76 during round two of the Quicken Loans National, finishing at 3-over 145 to miss the cut by three strokes.

Palmer entered the event as the 14th-highest rated golfer in the field according to the Official World Golf Ranking, but there is a reason the game is not played on paper. Palmer missed eight (of 14) fairways, found the water twice, and lost -3.554 strokes around-the-green during today's round. Palmer is one of the most consistent golfers on TOUR (52-for-62 since start of 2013-14) but not immune to missed cuts. A total of 78 golfers made it through the cut line at even-par 142 but other notables joining Palmer with early trunk slams include: 143- Defending champ Troy Merritt... 144- Luke List; Si Woo Kim; Tim Wilkinson... 145- Jordan Niebrugge; Vaughn Taylor... 146- Russell Henley; Rory Sabbatini (return from neck surgery)... 147- Adam Hadwin
Jun 24 - 7:11 PM

Billy Hurley III scorched Congressional Country Club with a 6-under-par 33-32=65 in round two of the Quicken Loans National, giving him a piece of the 36-hole lead at 11-under 131.

BH3 is taking full advantage of local knowledge here at Congressional CC, gaining 7.980 strokes over the field with his approach game thus far. With his irons dialed in, it's just a matter of making some putts and that's exactly what he did today after missing his fair share on day one. During round two, he splashed home four putts from outside eight feet, the longest being a 13'8" birdie roll at the par-5 ninth hole. Gamers who followed the local or course history narratives are getting rewarded handsomely through two rounds. The Annapolis, Maryland, resident entered the week ranked 198th in the FedExCup race, but we can throw any notion of form out the window this week as Hurley III clearly loves the layout at Congressional.
Jun 24 - 6:42 PM

Overnight leader Jon Rahm kept his foot on the gas with a 4-under-par 32-35=67 during the second round of the Quicken Loans National, grabbing a piece of the 36-hole lead with Billy Hurley III at 11-under 131.

The ASU standout making his first start as a professional is showing no signs of nerves. On day one he flashed his brilliance on the greens and today he gained 3.831 strokes tee-to-green. Most notable were back-to-back iron shots that he stuck to inside five inches for tap-in birdies. The first was a 138-yard tee shot at the par-4 third and the second was from 168 yards at the par-4 fourth. Rahm is showcasing a versatile game, carding just two bogeys through his first 36 holes as a professional golfer. Hurley III and Rahm are three clear of the field as we head into the weekend at Congressional Country Club.
Jun 24 - 6:31 PM

Harold Varner III maintained a hot putter in round two of the Quicken Loans National, signing for a 2-under-par 34-35=69 to reach the weekend at 7-under 135.

HV3 split nine (of 14) fairways and landed 12 greens, but the real story is his flat stick. Despite entering the week ranked 175th in strokes gained putting, he's gained 3.818 strokes putting thus far (1.954-1.864). Today, he rolled in seven putts of six feet or longer, converting four times from outside 11 feet. No one has ever doubted his tee-to-green game, but his flat stick has repeatedly held him back. If the ECU product continues to manhandle these greens at Congressional Country Club, he sports a very good chance to bring home his first PGA TOUR trophy come Sunday.
Jun 24 - 6:17 PM

Bill Haas settled for a 2-under-par 36-33=69 during round two of the Quicken Loans National, finding himself at 7-under 135 through 36 holes.

Haas opened his day with nine straight stress-free pars, with the longest converted putt coming from 4'3". He picked up the scoring, a tad, on the back nine. He splashed in a 11'2" birdie at the par-3 10th hole, his only putt made from outside six feet today. On a day where Haas pelted 16 greens in regulation, you'd expect to see more than two birdies on the scorecard, but that is what -0.844 strokes gained putting will do to a round. Despite the cold putter, Haas will enter the weekend inside the top 5 with a shot at winning a second trophy here at Congressional Country Club.
Jun 24 - 6:03 PM

Ernie Els pieced together a 2-under-par 34-35=69 during the second round of the Quicken Loans National, climbing to 7-under 135 through two days.

The South African opened his week with a 5-under 66 but settled for three strokes more today. One factor for the decline was his accuracy off the tee as he missed 10 (of 14) fairways today. His flat stick bailed him out a few times, including a 28'7" birdie splash at the par-3 10th hole for an unexpected birdie surprise. Through 36 holes, the Hall of Famer has split just 12 fairways, a percentage that must improve over the weekend if he wants to remain in contention.
Jun 24 - 5:47 PM

Webb Simpson coasted to a bogey-free, 3-under-par 35-35=68 during round two of the Quicken Loans National, reaching 7-under 135 at the midpoint.

The Wake Forest product split 10 (of 14) fairways and landed 17 greens in regulation. It was that ball-striking that put him in position to score throughout the day. His flat stick had other plans, as he splashed home just one putt from outside six feet, a 14'9" birdie roll at the par-4 11th hole. Despite the lack of lengthy putts made, Simpson walked off the course gaining 0.681 strokes putting, which is fantastic when you compare it to his 2015-16 baseline of -0.331 strokes per round. That same weapon (the putter) will be the wildcard that determines his fate over the weekend.
Jun 24 - 5:28 PM

David Hearn rocketed up the leaderboard with a 4-under-par 35-32=67 during the second round of the Quicken Loans National, reaching 5-under 137 on the week.

The Canadian dropped two shots early in the round on putts missed inside seven feet, but rebounded nicely. Despite those short misses in the beginning of the round, he walked off the course gaining 3.037 strokes putting. It's easy to see why as he splashed home seven putts from outside six feet, four putts from outside 11 feet. The most notable was a 23'3" birdie bomb on the par-5 ninth hole. This goes in the books as Hearn's 15th cut made this season, in 23 attempts.
Jun 24 - 5:08 PM

George McNeill has withdrawn from this week's Quicken Loans National with a back injury, he was 6-over through 27 holes at the time of the WD.

McNeill is having an interesting season, to say the least. He is now 6-for-18 with a pair of DQs and a WD. He opened the week with a 4-over-par 36-39=75 where he traded two birdies with four bogeys and a double. He started on the back nine today and swallowed another double bogey early at the par-4 11th. McNeill circled three birdies before reaching the 18th tee box. From there he found a greenside bunker, then water, and ultimately carded a triple-bogey 7 before walking off the course with the back injury. Gamers should steer clear of McNeill in all formats until he can show some semblance of form.
Jun 24 - 3:41 PM

Zander Lombard coasted to a second round 4-under-par 35-33=68 which left him solo fifth on 9-under 135 at the BMW International Open.

A cursory look at the South African's season reveals he's played well: 5 top 12 finishes in just 8 starts. But a closer look reveals that it's even better and that he's only had 6 bad rounds. At the Trophee Hassan II he was T5 at halfway before a poor weekend saw him finish T47 and 2 missed cuts followed in the Mauritius Open and Nordea Masters. This week he continues the stunning form. The front nine had 2 birdies and 1 bogey; the back nine improved on that with 4 birdies and 1 bogey. He missed just 2 greens in regulation Friday and goes into the weekend just 2 back of the leaders.
Jun 24 - 1:54 PM

Johan Carlsson completed a second serene circuit of Gut Larchenhof, carding 4-under-par 33-35=68 Friday to post a 36-hole total of 6-under 138, 5 back of the leaders.

The Swede has reached the weekend with just one bogey on his card, made at his second hole of the tournament, the 11th in round one (when starting on the back nine). In round two he was flawless, hitting the dance floor 16 of 18 times, and saving par both times he failed. He opened with three straight birdies from the 1st and had to wait until the 15th green for his fourth red number of the day. He was T63 on his only previous visit to Gut Larchenhof, however he did shoot rounds of 68 and 67 (in addition to a 72 and 76). He's 13-for-15 this season, with 6 top 20 finishes.
Jun 24 - 1:46 PM

John Senden grinded out a 1-under-par 34-36=70 during round two of the Quicken Loans National, arriving at 5-under 137 entering the weekend.

The Aussie didn't have his best stuff today, splitting just six (of 14) fairways and landing 12 greens in regulation. His putter came to the rescue as he gained 2.117 strokes with the flat stick, rolling in four putts from outside nine feet. The longest was a 23'10" birdie bomb at the par-4 third hole. Senden will need to tidy up the ball-striking over the weekend, but is in great position just three strokes off the early pace set by Vijay Singh.
Jun 24 - 1:42 PM

Felipe Aguilar suffered a late setback but still completed a 2-under-par 34-36=70 to move into the top 10 at the halfway stage of the BMW International Open on 7-under 137.

The Chilean golfer has had a curious season, struggling to 6-for-13 and yet very nearly winning the China Open (he led through 36- and 54-holes) before settling for solo second. Few would have picked him to contend again this week, given that he has missed his last two cuts at the course and has gone sub-70 just twice in 12 previous rounds. He looked primed to double that number this time around, after his R1 67, until making double bogey-6 at the last. Earlier in the day, birdies at 1 and 3 were followed by 7 straight pars before he dropped the first shot of the day on No. 11. A brace of red numbers at 13 and 14, plus another at 17 seemed to have secured a round in the 60s, but the disaster at 18 destroyed those hopes.
Jun 24 - 1:35 PM

Arriving on the heels of three straight missed cuts, Rickie Fowler righted the ship with a 3-under-par 34-34=68 during the second round of the Quicken Loans National to reach the weekend at 6-under 136.

Fowler entered the week ranked first in bogey avoidance and you could see why today. He opened on the back nine and saved par from 7'10" (twice) and 36'11" in his first four holes. His lone bogey came at the par-4 14th hole where he could only advance his ball 40 feet out of the rough after an errant tee shot. It was his first bogey of the week. Fowler gained 3.501 strokes during his round today, and 87 percent of those came on his approach play (17 greens in regulation). Fowler is currently two off the pace set by Vijay Singh and in great position entering the weekend.
Jun 24 - 1:23 PM


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