Woodland near lead at Barclays
By The Telegram
Former Southwest Kansas Pro-Am champion Gary Woodland, just three weeks removed from his second PGA Tour victory (Reno-Tahoe Open), finds himself in the thick of The Barclays after Friday's second round was halted by darkness with a portion of the field still out on the Liberty National Golf Club layout in Jersey City, N.J.
Woodland, the 2008 Pro-Am winner, shot a 7-under-par 64 on Friday to go with his Thursday opening round of 69 for a 9-under-par 133 total.
That puts the Topeka native and former University of Kansas golfer one shot behind Matt Kuchar, who was at 10-under-par. Kuchar, though, was still on the course when darkness halted play. Kuchar had completed play of the 13th hole.
Woodland was tied with former U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson and the pair was two shots ahead of Rickie Fowler, Keegan Bradley, Adam Scott and Justin Rose. Bradley, Scott and Rose also are former or current major golf titleholders.
Forty players were left to complete their rounds starting at 7:30 a.m. today and then the cut will be made for the final 36 holes with a scheduled Sunday finish.