Uncharted territory beckons Schenk

0
102
Leader Adam Schenk will be hoping Sunday of the Shriners Children's Open will pan out differently than the 2021 Barracuda Championship. Photo: PGA Tour
Leader Adam Schenk will be hoping Sunday of the Shriners Children's Open will pan out differently than the 2021 Barracuda Championship. Photo: PGA Tour

Adam Schenk (1st/-18) holds his second 54-hole lead/co-lead on PGA Tour and first in a stroke-play event (4th/2021 Barracuda Championship) and is in search of his first Tour victory at the Shriners Children’s Open.

Schenk and Matthew Wolff have both carded at least 11 consecutive scores in the 60s (Schenk: 12, Wolff: 11).

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by PGA TOUR (@pgatour)

With a win, Wolff will become the first player to win on Tour after losing the same tournament in a playoff the year prior since Ryuji Imada at the 2008 AT&T Classic.

Must Read: Linn it is but a win can never be Grant-ed

Schenk finished solo-fourth at the 2021 Barracuda Championship after entering the final round with the outright lead (Modified Stableford).

Wolff (2nd/-17) lost in a playoff at the 2020 Shriners Children’s Open; the last player to win on Tour after losing in a playoff at the same tournament the year prior was Ryuji Imada at the 2008 AT&T Classic (lost in a playoff in 2007 to Zach Johnson).

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by PGA TOUR (@pgatour)

This was his seventh consecutive under-par score on Tour, his longest streak since R2/2020 RBC Heritage through R4/2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic.

With a win, Sam Burns will become the first player to win his first two starts of the season since Tiger Woods in 2008.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by PGA TOUR (@pgatour)

Co-overnight leader Sungjae Im made five birdies and four bogeys, including three three-putt bogeys, en route to a 70 to fall back to solo sixth place, three shots off the lead. Im is making his 100th Tour start this week and in search of a second Tour win (2020 The Honda Classic).

Andrew Putnam (T3/-16) is in search of his second title and first since the 2018 Barracuda Championship.

Exclusive: ‘Pampered’ son Viraj Madappa a tough cookie on golf course

Rookie Chad Ramey (T3/-16) is making his fifth career Tour start (best result: T26/2018 Sanderson Farms Championship).

Ramey finished the 2020-21 combined season No. 4 in the Korn Ferry Tour points standings, highlighted by a win at the 2021 Live and Work in Maine Open.

Defending champion and two-time Shriners Children’s Open winner Martin Laird (T15/-11) trails by seven following a second-round 4-under 67.

Anirban Lahiri carded a one-over 72 to slip 24 spots to T54 with a three-round total of six-under 207.

PGA Tour

Also Read: Bogey Sport pull off another success at Chandigarh Golf Club