Scottie Scheffler Tied for Lead Following Colonial Second Round
Scottie Scheffler finished Friday at the Charles Schwab Challenge just as he did Thursday: in a tie for the lead at Hogan’s Alley.
While there were eight players deadlocked after round one, the second round produced a three-way tie with Scheffler joined by Beau Hossler and Scott Stallings.
“I think I needed to put up a good score with the wind being real low and the greens being not crazy firm. It was definitely going to be a low-scoring day, and I was glad to keep putting myself in positions that I did,” Scheffler said. “I think I drove it really well, hit a ton of fairways, and if I missed a fairway I didn’t miss it by more than a yard I think pretty much the whole day. So that out here on this golf course is very important.”
Scheffler will be paired with 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed on Saturday. Reed shot back-to-back 66s and is one shot behind the leaders.
2016 Colonial champion Jordan Spieth drained 133 feet worth of putts on Friday that culminated in a 35 foot birdie putt on No. 9 to close out his round. He is currently in 12th p;ace at 5-under, four shots behind the leaders.
“I feel good just because the ball-striking has been really solid for me, and that’s what’s been off this week. I feel good about being able to adapt, make adjustments and strike it better on the weekend, and then the hole is starting to look bigger and bigger,” Spieth said. “I feel good about tackling this place in some tough conditions. I think I can shoot 5-under on the weekend, and I think you’re looking at that being — with what’s forecasted, something around what you need.”
Of note, both participants in last week’s PGA Championship playoff missed the cut.
PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas and runner-up Will Zalatoris were both 3-over to miss the cut by two shots.
Past Colonial champions Kevin Kisner and Justin Rose were also among those to miss the cut and have the weekend off.