The English golfer Matt Wallace appears at the top of the board after two rounds of the Corales Puntacana Championship, a PGA TOUR event that comes to the Dominican Republic by the Puntacana Resort & Club for the sixth consecutive time, and in which the best golfers of the tour compete for a purse of US$3.8 million dollars.
After a good start to the event placing a 67 in the first round, the Englishman shot 66 to move to the top of the leaderboard (-11), putting himself in a good position towards the weekend, after beating the Americans Sam Stevens and Wyndham Clark, who appear behind, one stroke from the lead.
In third place, four players are tied at -8 (Tyler Duncan, Akshay Bathia, former event champion Brice Garnett (who dominated in the first round), and Dane Nicolai Høgaard. Defending event champion Chad Ramey he had to withdraw from the tournament for health reasons, after playing the first round.It is recalled that the same situation was experienced in 2022, when the defending champion of the tournament, Joel Dahmen, also had to withdraw from the day.
Just a week ago, Matt Wallace finished in 17th place playing in the prestigious Valspar Championship tournament.
A tough battle is expected towards the weekend as the course has been playing fast and windy, requiring players to bring their best game and display their skills.
DOMINICANS OUT OF THE CUT
Unfortunately, the Dominicans who participated in the event fulfilled their dreams of advancing to the weekend, after agreeing to cut to Even Par.
Juan José Guerra had a tour of 72 shots (even par). On his card there are 2 bogeys, a double bogey and three birdies, to finish as he started (+1). The amateur Rhadamés Peña made +1 in Friday’s round, finishing with +5, and Hiram Silfa, although he had a better performance than in the first round, was also left out of the cut after presenting a card of 77 to end his participation with + 13.
Chris Nido, who was the Tour Canita champion, which earned him qualification for the tournament, made the cut and will be playing through the weekend. On the Nest card there are 4 birdies and three bogeys (-1)
The event is broadcast by Golf Channel. Today the transmission goes from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM