Charles Schwab Challenge: Scottie Scheffler makes an impact as Davis Riley leads at 10 under par | golf news

World number one Scottie Scheffler made an impact in the second round of the Charles Schwab Challenge as Davis Riley moved to 10 under after shooting a bogey-free 64 under to lead in Texas.

Riley entered the weekend at 10-under 130, two shots ahead of the field. After racking up five of his six birdies in a six-hole stretch midway through his round, Riley faced a three-foot left putt for par on his final hole, the par-four ninth, when play was suspended due to a weather situation. dangerous. at Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth.

Scheffler was in danger of missing the cut after opening with a two-over-par 72, but he fared better on Friday when he made four consecutive birdies amid a bogey-free 65 to get to three under.

“I was starving, so I got some food, which was nice,” Riley said after an hour and nine minutes delay due to weather.

“Luckily it was a meter uphill so there wasn’t much to stress about.

“I hit about five three-footers before walking over there to finish the round. Yeah, I made the center cut and made it. It was nice to finish the day and I hit a nice six-under with no stress.”

Riley birdied the 15th and 16th holes before running in three more on the 18th, first and second. He capped his scoring for the day by holding his approach on the par-four sixth hole to 10 feet away, then sinking the putt from right to left.

Pierceson Coody and Hayden Buckley each shot 65 to take second place at eight under par.

Buckley made five birdies in a bogey-free round, while Coody holed out for an eagle two on a 49-yard shot from the second fairway and managed to finish his day with three straight birdies.

Coody, 24, and his twin brother Parker Coody are in the field thanks to sponsor invitations. They played at the University of Texas and are getting their professional careers off the ground.

“It’s a nice feeling (to be tied for second) because the season hasn’t been what I wanted this year, and to know that my game is going in the right direction, it’s great,” Pierceson Coody said.

“I’m trying to keep a process mentality with everything and just build because I know I still have a lot of events left and the opportunity to win the tournament is a great feeling.”

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Parker Coody made the cut with a number of two over par.

Meanwhile, South Korea’s Sungjae Im tied Riley in the day’s low round with a 64 and is tied at six under with Keegan Bradley (66) and Austria’s Sepp Straka (66).

Brian Harman and Tony Finau each shot 69 on Friday and are tied five-way at five under.

Gary Woodland, the 2019 US Open winner who is back on tour after surgery to remove a brain tumor, shot the only other 64 of the day and is tied at four under.

Woodland had one eagle, seven birdies and three bogeys. It was Woodland’s lowest round since he returned to competition.

“I’m still fighting, I’m still on medication, I’m still fighting all (the symptoms), but probably a little more positive, I would say, in the last three weeks than I was earlier this year,” Woodland said.

“I think I was just getting depressed because I wasn’t feeling well. There’s a lot to be positive about because I’m in a different position than I was a year ago.”

Harris English (three more), Colombia’s Camilo Villegas (four more) and Max Homa (seven more) missed the cut.

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