Jhonattan (Johnny) Vegas and Scott (Lefty) Langley lead The Greenbrier Classic at Old White TPC.
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Jhonattan and Scott sit on top of The Greenbrier Classic leaderboard at -9 under par, on a tough wet day at Old White TPC, in West Virginia. Jhonattan with a bogey free -5 under par 65 second round, and Scott with -1 under par 69, which included a couple of bogey’s.
No one really made a significant move to make a break away from the field, yesterday’s total was -8 under par, and the field is now so bunched up that there are twenty-three golfers who are within three shots of the lead, including seven players at -8 under.
Johnny Vegas, from Venezuela, has not had a top ten finish this year, but said he is working on it. The top four finishers here at The Greenbrier, who are not previously eligible for The Open will earn a place this week, and Jhonattan is certainly aiming to be one of them;
“I feel like I’m playing great, I just haven’t been able to put it all together.”
“But I’m staying patient and working really hard to make it happen, and it’s coming together.”
“That’s one of the goals for the week, so we’re going to try to go get it.”
“It was a solid round overall, from the beginning to the end, I was able to hit every single green, gave myself a lot of opportunities, able to make some, some that nearly went in, but overall a completely solid round from tee to green.”
Scott had trouble following his opening round 62, leaving putts short;
“It was a little tougher day for me, following up a round like a 62 is never super easy mentally, but I hung in there today, didn’t have much going for most of my round, but made a bunch of pars and was able to make two birdies coming in for my last few holes.”
“I left a lot of putts within 6 inches of the hole, just right in the heart. I need to be a little more assertive Saturday on the greens.”
“Really ended the day on a real positive note, so I was pretty happy with the score, all things considered.”
Canadian David Hearn is still looking for his first PGA TOUR win, but has put himself in a good position this week to achieve that long-awaited goal;
“This would be a great place for me to win one, but I’ve got 36 holes of golf left.”
“I’m playing great right now and I look forward to the weekend.”
Tiger Woods was among those who made the -2 under par cut line, he is currently tied with a whole bunch of guys at -5 under par, Bubba Watson joined that crowd.