|Andrew Putnam on 18th green before putting to take 1st round lead - Peter Koutroumpis, PKS Consulting LLC|
Erik Flores dropped the first hole-in-one at this year’s tournament on the 16th hole just past 10 a.m. on Friday as putts continued to drop for others at the time as well.
Jason Gore and Cameron Beckman put up low numbers quickly, scoring birdies early in their second rounds to take the lead at 10-under par before coming back down just after first-round leader Andrew Putnam teed off.
Putnam's game cooled off a little during the latter part of his second round which had Gore and Hadley leading at -8.
Look back at Thursday first-round stat pack:
- Putnam and Beckman hit 100% GIR on Thursday
- Chesson Hadley ranked 3rd in putting – 1.467 putts/hole to put him at -8 overall
- Longest recorded drive: Clodomiro Carranza – 385 yards – 9th hole
- Putnam was tied for 29th, dropping the ball at a 1.667 putt/hole rate
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