TRUCKEE, Calif. — Adam Schenk couldn't duplicate his first-round magic at the PGA Barracuda Championship, but is in contention by sitting in a five-way tie for seventh place going into the weekend.
The Vincennes golfer is at 18 points halfway through the tournament that is using the Modified Stableford scoring system. Golfers receive eight points for a double eagle, five for an eagle, two for a birdie and get docked one point for a bogey and three points for a double-bogey or worse.
Kyle Stanley has the second-round lead at 22 points, with Branden Grace, Robert Streb and Matthias Schwab tied for second at 20 points.
Schenk was tied for the lead going into Friday's round, collecting seven birdies on his way to 14 points. In his second round, played in windy afternoon conditions, he collected three birdies and two bogeys. He was up to 18 points when he birdied the 631-yard, par-5 second hole and the 383-yard fourth hole. He bogeyed the 187-yard, par-3 seventh and the 357-yard, par-4 eighth before a birdie on the 396-yard, par-4 16th.
Ryan Moore was tied with Schenk after Thursday's opening round, but only mustered two points Friday and is in 14th place at 16 points.
Schenk's tee time today is at 5:20 p.m. (EDT) with Russell Knox. The tournament is being televised by Golf Channel, beginning at 7 p.m.