Adam Schenck leads the Valspar Championship, and Victor Perez remains
He has never won on the PGA Tour but confirmed his fine form at the start of the year. Adam Schenk was leading after round two of the Valspar Championship (-7) in Palm Harbor, near Tampa.
After his first 66, the American signed a more uneven 69 on the way out than on the return (4 birdies, 2 bogeys) while it was hard to sign big cards in the wind: “I played -2 today and I probably could have played -6 or -7. But given how many hits I took, it couldn’t be better. Last week I missed the cut in players. I came home and didn’t touch a club for three days, and from It obviously helped me a lot even though I didn’t have much choice because of the rain that fell.”
Adam Schenk leads Kramer Hickok (-6), also unexpected at this level, and four players ambush (-5). Among them is Jordan Spieth: “Without playing well, I’m very happy to sign the 70 in these windy conditions that put me in good shape for the weekend. In some of my shots, I really felt like I had no control over the distance.”
For his part, Victor Perez, invited to the tournament, crossed easily and played evenly (-1 in total). In search of valuable points to check his place in the Masters, Tarbais started perfectly with a birdie. The recent winner of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, his first Rolex series, stayed solid (3 birdies, 2 bogeys) until 17th when the final bogey knocked him out of the top 20.
Damned hole (3 ft) in this tournament since the Frenchman made a triple bogey there during the first round. Martin Trainer battled all day. But his 76 on the day (+9 in total) logically denied him a cut.