Bill Hurley III and Seamus Power managed to finish their Round 2 at the Wells Fargo Championship on a stormy day that caused a three-hour delay. After play was halted due to darkness, they share the lead at 5-under.
John Peterson and Francesco Molinari, also at 5-under, can take hold of the top spots with six and seven holes left to play, respectively.
Hurley shot a 3-under 69 through the challenging conditions while Power posted a 1-under 71. Hurley minimized his bogeys to three and was strong on the front nine (started on back nine), getting four of his six birdies. Power had four birdies and also kept his bogeys at three.
“It was more difficult with the wind,” Hurley said. “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.”
Power offered his take on the conditions as well.
“It’s unusual. It messes with your eyes because you’re uncomfortable hitting that show knowing that if the wind dies, you might watch a ball sail into the water around the greens,” Power said. “You’ve just got to pick a number and you’ve got to go with and just try to get through those.”
Dustin Johnson got through 13 holes and was two over in Round 2 when play was halted. He’ll have to be great during his remaining holes if he wants to make moves on the leaderboard
Weather issues aside, Wesley Bryan produced this amazing sequence on the par-5 sixth.
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Round 2 will resume Saturday morning at 7:30 am Eastern.
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