There are two players tied at the top of the Valero Texas Open leaderboard after 36 holes at TPC San Antonio in the Lone Star State of Texas. Bud Cauley and Tony Finau share the limelight at the half way stage.
Bud and Tony at -8 under par for the tournament.
Bud scrambled very well, getting up and down nine times in the first two rounds, and needed only 22 putts today, shooting a bogey free -6 under par 66;
“I scrambled really well.”
“I didn’t drive it poorly but, you know, just with the wind out there it was tough to get some of the iron shots close. When I did miss the green I was able to leave it in a relatively easy spot and get up and down which kind of kept my round going.”
“Just driving the ball well,”
“”You know, obviously last week there’s no faking it around there. You have to drive it well or you can’t play. I worked on that a lot the week before and I was able to do that last week and carried that over to these two rounds.”
“I got a lot out of my round today. I hit the ball really well yesterday and just kind of left some shots out there. Today was nice to scramble well and look forward to this weekend.”
Tony, -7 under par 65 today, is looking forward to the week-end;
“I feel good. I’ve hit a lot of good shots, have had a good season so far.”
”Look forward to the weekend.”
There are then four players on -7 under, Cameron Smith, -7 under 65 today, 51-year-old Bob Estes -3 under 69, Kevin Chappell, -4 under 68 and Robby Shelton who carded -3 under 69.
Luke Donald, who was second last week, and Ian Poulter both missed the cut, and with it Ian also lost his PGA Tour card;
“The most frustrating thing is that I can’t plan a schedule. So, I have to be ready to go any given Monday for an event.”
“Obviously, I will try to qualify for the U.S. Open and the Open Championship, but it’s just very, very frustrating.”
“It’s not like I’m going to go away and you’re never going to see me again. I’m playing next week with Geoff Ogilvy in New Orleans [at the Zurich Classic].”
Ollie Schniederjans -5 under 65 today, spent an hour in his hotel room last night, looking for a putting groove. Looks like he found it rolling one putt from 34 feet, and three putts between 15-20 feet, followed by two more putts from just outside 10 feet. He also managed to hole out from 10 feet from the fringe;
“I’ve been working really hard on my putting, awesome to see it pay off today.”