There are four players tied at the top of the windy and wet Wells Fargo Championship as the 2nd round was first delayed by rain, then affected by strong winds, and ultimately suspended due to darkness at Eagle Point Golf Club. Billy Hurley III and John Peterson, U.S.A. Seamus Power, Ireland and Francesco Molinari, Italy all share the lead.
Billy, -3 under 69 today and Seamus -1 under 71 have completed their second rounds, while John is -3 under through 12 holes and Francesco is +1 over through 11 holes, all with -5 under par totals.
Seamus thinks the conditions are an advantage for the rookies;
“I think, to be honest, this is a great week for rookies because it’s a course nobody’s seen before.”
“That’s one of the toughest things for rookies. You’re playing golf courses that a lot of guys have played, depending on the player, anywhere from 20 to 40 to 50 times.”
“You’re seeing it for the first time and just seeing it on a Tuesday, and it changes between Tuesday and Thursday.”
“Whereas here we’re in the same boat as everyone else, so I think it’s an advantage, or it’s going to feel like more of an advantage for the rookies.”
Billy spoke about the good and the bad of the day;
“It was more difficult with the wind. thankfully, with the rain it was softer.”
“It we didn’t have this rain, and then we had this wind, it would have been pretty brutal.”
“So we didn’t have to completely worry about the ball running away from you on the ground as much as it did yesterday.”
About half the field will have to return at 0730 in the morning to complete their second rounds, and only then will we have any idea of what the cut line will be.