TRUCKEE, Calif. — Chez Reavie holed a extensive chip shot for eagle on the par-5 sixth gap and took a 3-issue guide Friday in the Barracuda Championship.
Reavie experienced a 19-point spherical in the modified Stableford scoring method celebration at Tahoe Mountain Club, acquiring 5 details for the eagle and 14 for seven birdies. Players also get 8 points for an albatross, when 1 place is deducted for bogey and 3 taken away for double bogey or worse.
“It really is in fact 2 1/2 birdies, so if you can make an eagle, you can form of leapfrog men on the leaderboard,” Reavie said. “I hit an Alright tee shot form of up the proper aspect, so I experienced a tiny further in. Had to hit a 5-wood, so I type of favored towards the proper bunker side, and I just missed the bunker and experienced to chip across the green and was fortunate to knock it in.”
Reavie performed the back again 9 first in his morning round, producing 4 birdies. He additional birdies on Nos. 3 and 4, had the eagle on No. 6 and birdied No. 8 to just take a 28-stage full into the weekend in the event co-sanctioned by the European tour.
“I imagine seriously having management of the golf ball out here definitely will help you,” Reavie said. “You have got to be in the fairway. As soon as you get in the rough, with the greens remaining agency, you can not truly be aggressive with your irons, so you have to drive the ball in the fairway.”
The 40-year-aged from Mesa, Arizona, has two PGA Tour victories, taking the 2008 Canadian Open and the 2019 Travelers Championship.
Mark Hubbard, tied for the initially-spherical direct with Charley Hoffman with 13 details, was tied for second with Henrik Norlander at 25 factors. Hubbard had a 12-place round, and Norlander a 14-pointer.
The 33-year-previous Hubbard is winless on the PGA Tour. He was third last week in Kentucky in the Barbasol Championship, the 1st of two straight U.S. situations co-sanctioned by the European tour.
“It was tough early, gentleman, with the cold and the elevation,” Hubbard reported. “It can be hard to know how considerably the ball is heading, and it seemed like just about every pin on our entrance 9, the back again 9, was front with water limited, so you couldn’t really perform with it. So it was just tough to get the ball near early. As soon as it heated up and began going a different 10 %, I started out generating some birdies.”
Norlander had 7 birdies in a bogey-absolutely free spherical. The 35-calendar year-outdated Swede, also winless on the PGA Tour, built a weekend slice for only the third time in his previous 16 starts off. He experienced skipped 5 straight cuts.
“I’m really pleased,” Norlander explained. “It really is, very first of all, awesome to not make journey arrangements on Friday afternoon. I have been kind of utilized to that recently. Just a lot far better perspective this week. …
“You will find a great deal of negative voices in there, I am not going to lie. But I consider the essential for me is to like settle for that and then shift from there. When I get negative, I test to avoid individuals voices, but they’re there.”
Kevin Tway had 21 points. He birdied the very first five holes in a 15-point day. Maverick McNealy and Martin Coach followed at 19.
Hoffman had 15 points right after a 2-issue day.