PGA Tour

Werenski leads Barracuda Championship by two points

Golf ball (Getty Images)
Golf ball (Getty Images)

Reno - Richy Werenski eagled his final hole to reach a score of 26 points and grab a two-point lead over Stuart Appleby after the second round of the PGA Tour's Barracuda Championship on Friday.

A rookie on the PGA Tour, Werenski enters Saturday's third round leading a tournament for the first time after 36 holes. He had six birdies and two bogeys before draining a six-foot putt for eagle on the par-five 18th at the Montreux Golf and Country Club course.

The event is scored using the Modified Stableford System, which awards eight points for a double eagle, five points for an eagle and two for a birdie. Bogeys result in a loss of one point and double bogeys or worse mean a loss of three points. Pars don't affect the score.

Play was suspended for 77 minutes late in the round due to poor weather, but the players were able to return to the course.

Australia's Appleby had six birdies and two bogeys to move to 24 points and sole possession of second place. He is one point clear of four players.

Greg Owen of England tallied eight birdies and two bogeys and was tied with Americans Luke List, Ben Martin and Dicky Pride with 23 points.

Leading point totals after Friday's second round of the PGA Barracuda Championship, which uses a Modified Stableford scoring system that awards eight points for an albatross, five for an eagle, two for a birdie, zero for par, minus one for a bogey and minus three for any worse score (USA unless noted):

26 - Richy Werenski 11-15

24 - Stuart Appleby (AUS) 14-10

23 - Greg Owen (ENG) 9-14, Luke List 11-12, Ben Martin 13-10

Dicky Pride 13-10

21 - Derek Fathauer 7-14

20 - Rick Lamb 13-7, Joel Dahmen 10-10, Tyrone Van Aswegen (RSA) 11-9, Tom Hoge 11-9

19 - Patton Kizzire 13-6, Harris English 11-8

18 - Trey Mullinax 5-13, Robert Garrigus 7-11, Matt Every 5-13

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