PGA Tour

Barbasol Championship 2018

July 19-22

Keene Trace Golf Club, Kentucky

$3,500,000

July 19-22

Keene Trace Golf Club, Kentucky

$3,500,000

Round 2

Merritt still leading, Lincicome held up by weather as play interrupted

July 20, 2018

Brittany Lincicome's bid to bounce back from a disappointing first round in her anticipated foray onto the US PGA Tour was held up by the weather on Friday.

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The 32-year-old American became just the sixth woman to tee it up in a PGA Tour event when she fired a first-round six-under par 78 in the Barbasol Championship in Nicholasville, Kentucky on Thursday.

Lincicome, whose eight LPGA titles include two majors, was hoping to turn things around at Keene Trace Golf Club.

But electrical storms delayed the start of the second round by more than two hours and before she had a chance to tee off play was suspended again as more storms moved through.

More than two hours after players were removed from the course organizers announced play was halted for the day with two dozen players still to tee off.

The second round was to resume Saturday morning.

Lincicome knew after Thursday's round that she had little chance to become the only woman besides Babe Zaharias in 1945 to make a 36-hole cut on the PGA Tour.

But she said her game was actually in good shape and with at least some of the inevitable nerves behind her she was aiming to produce a better round.

"If I can drive it like I did today and just make a few putts here and there, I think I'll be back in good shape," she said. "It's out there."

While she didn't score as she would have liked, Lincicome savored the opportunity to test herself against the men.

"It's so much fun being inside the ropes with them," she said.

"Obviously (I'm) nowhere near making the cut, but still just being inside the ropes with the guys, a cool feeling, a different feeling."

As Lincicome waited, overnight leader Troy Merritt made it around in five-under par 67 between the weather stoppages to stay atop the leaderboard, two strokes in front of Billy Horschel.

Merritt followed up a 10-under par 62 with a round featuring seven birdies and two bogeys for a 15-under par total of 129.

Horschel had six birdies in his six-under 66 for 131, while Richy Werenski and Tom Lovelady were both 12-under for the tournament through 17 holes when play was suspended.

Werenski faced a three-foot putt for par at 18 when the horn sounded. Lovelady was looking at a 25-footer to save par after finding the water at his last hole, the ninth.

Merritt, who claimed his only PGA Tour title at the 2015 Quicken Loans National, was pleased to get his round in given the uncertainty of the weather.

"They moved up tee times an hour 20 minutes, and we ended up teeing off about 20 minutes later than what we were supposed to anyway," he noted after officials' plan to start early in a bid to beat the weather failed to pan out.

"It's just always a little bit tough out there to keep a rhythm when you know you could be pulled off the course at any time. We had some dark clouds roll in from time to time, heard some thunder on the seventh tee. Just to try to put that to the back of your mind is the toughest thing on a day like today.

"It's nice to have two rounds under our belt, that's for sure," he added.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Troy Merritt
USA
-15
62
67
129
2
Billy Horschel
USA
-13
65
66
131
T3
Richy Werenski
USA
-12
66
-
66
T3
Tom Lovelady
USA
-12
66
-
66
T5
Hunter Mahan
USA
-10
66
68
134
T5
Josh Teater
USA
-10
68
66
134
T5
Shawn Stefani
USA
-10
66
68
134
T8
D. J. Trahan
USA
-9
67
68
135
T8
Robert Streb
USA
-9
67
68
135
T8
Steve Wheatcroft
USA
-9
68
67
135
T8
Matt Atkins
USA
-9
66
-
66
T8
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
-9
70
-
70
T13
Davis Love III
USA
-8
68
68
136
T13
Michael Thompson
USA
-8
67
69
136
T13
Jonathan Randolph
USA
-8
67
-
67
T13
Joel Dahmen
USA
-8
65
-
65
T13
Cameron Percy
AUS
-8
67
-
67
T18
Parker McLachlin
USA
-7
69
68
137
T18
John VanDerLaan
USA
-7
67
-
67
T18
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-7
70
-
70
T21
Billy Hurley III
USA
-6
71
67
138
T21
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-6
66
72
138
T21
Martin Piller
USA
-6
66
72
138
T21
Nick Taylor
CAN
-6
67
71
138
T21
Scott Brown
USA
-6
68
70
138
T21
Seamus Power
IRL
-6
70
68
138
T21
Tyler Duncan
USA
-6
66
72
138
T21
Heath Slocum
USA
-6
71
-
71
T21
Neal Lancaster
USA
-6
69
-
69
T21
Brian Gay
USA
-6
67
-
67
T21
David Lingmerth
SWE
-6
67
-
67
T21
Ricky Barnes
USA
-6
67
-
67
T33
Brian Davis
ENG
-5
71
68
139
T33
Chris Kirk
USA
-5
71
68
139
T33
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-5
70
69
139
T33
John Rollins
USA
-5
69
70
139
T33
Michael Bradley
USA
-5
69
70
139
T33
Rob Oppenheim
USA
-5
71
-
71
T33
Danny Lee
NZL
-5
69
-
69
T33
Jay Don Blake
USA
-5
70
-
70
T33
Zac Blair
USA
-5
69
-
69
T33
Andres Romero
ARG
-5
65
-
65
T33
Jason Bohn
USA
-5
68
-
68
T33
John Peterson
USA
-5
67
-
67
T33
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-5
67
-
67
T33
Lanto Griffin
USA
-5
67
-
67
T33
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-5
67
-
67
T33
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-5
67
-
67
T49
Dicky Pride
USA
-4
72
68
140
T49
Olin Browne
USA
-4
70
70
140
T49
William McGirt
USA
-4
68
72
140
T49
John Oda
USA
-4
69
-
69
T49
William Cannon
USA
-4
69
-
69
T49
Johnson Wagner
USA
-4
69
-
69
T49
Tim Wilkinson
NZL
-4
69
-
69
T49
Charlie Wi
KOR
-4
68
-
68
T49
J. T. Poston
USA
-4
69
-
69
T49
Brendon de Jonge
ZIM
-4
68
-
68
T49
Brian Stuard
USA
-4
68
-
68
T49
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-4
68
-
68
T49
Peter Malnati
USA
-4
69
-
69
T49
Kyle Thompson
USA
-4
68
-
68
T49
Sam Ryder
USA
-4
68
-
68
T64
Cameron Tringale
USA
-3
72
69
141
T64
James Hahn
USA
-3
71
70
141
T64
John Merrick
USA
-3
70
71
141
T64
Matthew Every
USA
-3
70
71
141
T64
Skip Kendall
USA
-3
73
68
141
T64
Daniel Summerhays
USA
-3
72
-
72
T64
D. A. Points
USA
-3
69
-
69
T64
Harris English
USA
-3
70
-
70
T64
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-3
68
-
68
T64
J. J. Henry
USA
-3
69
-
69
T64
Wesley Bryan
USA
-3
69
-
69
T64
Adam Schenk
USA
-3
69
-
69
T64
Duffy Waldorf
USA
-3
69
-
69
T77
Cody Gribble
USA
-2
71
71
142
T77
Frank Adams III
USA
-2
70
-
70
T77
Tyson Alexander
USA
-2
71
-
71
T77
Domenico Geminiani
ITA
-2
74
-
74
T77
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-2
69
-
69
T77
Charlie Beljan
USA
-2
70
-
70
T77
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-2
71
-
71
T77
Shaun Micheel
USA
-2
70
-
70
T77
Cameron Beckman
USA
-2
70
-
70
T77
Cooper Musselman
USA
-2
70
-
70
T77
Davis Love IV
USA
-2
70
-
70
T77
Derek Fathauer
USA
-2
70
-
70
T77
Ethan Tracy
USA
-2
70
-
70
T77
Robert Garrigus
USA
-2
70
-
70
T91
Grover Justice
USA
-1
72
-
72
T91
Ryan Wenzler
USA
-1
70
-
70
T91
Blayne Barber
USA
-1
71
-
71
T91
Chip McDaniel
USA
-1
74
-
74
T91
Chris Wilson
USA
-1
71
-
71
T96
Chad Campbell
USA
Par
74
70
144
T96
Robert Allenby
AUS
Par
73
71
144
T96
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
Par
72
-
72
T96
Peter Lonard
AUS
Par
72
-
72
T96
Conrad Shindler
USA
Par
72
-
72
T96
Kevin Foley
USA
Par
72
-
72
T102
Brendon Todd
USA
1
71
74
145
T102
Greg Kraft
USA
1
72
-
72
T102
Martin Flores
USA
1
73
-
73
T102
Tommy Gainey
USA
1
73
-
73
T102
Andrew Yun
USA
1
73
-
73
T102
Chris Smith
USA
1
73
-
73
T102
Spencer Levin
USA
1
73
-
73
T102
Stuart Appleby
AUS
1
73
-
73
T110
Ken Duke
USA
2
74
72
146
T110
Mark Wilson
USA
2
75
71
146
T110
Tim Herron
USA
2
71
75
146
T110
Corey Conners
CAN
2
73
-
73
T110
Ted Purdy
USA
2
75
-
75
T115
Marc Turnesa
USA
3
70
77
147
T115
Omar Uresti
USA
3
77
-
77
T115
Dudley Hart
USA
3
74
-
74
T115
Arjun Atwal
IND
3
76
-
76
T115
David Hearn
CAN
3
75
-
75
T115
Brett Wetterich
USA
3
75
-
75
T115
Daniel Chopra
SWE
3
75
-
75
122
Jonathan Kaye
USA
4
76
-
76
T123
Carl Pettersson
SWE
5
77
-
77
T123
Chris Couch
USA
5
77
-
77
T125
Frank Lickliter
USA
6
78
-
78
T125
Brittany Lincicome
USA
6
78
-
78
T127
John Huston
USA
8
74
78
152
T127
Steven Bowditch
AUS
8
78
74
152
T127
Guy Boros
USA
8
75
-
75
130
Zecheng Dou
CHN
9
79
-
79
RET
George McNeill
USA
Par
72
-
72
RET
Len Mattiace
USA
Par
76
-
76
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Total
1
Troy Merritt
USA
-15
129
2
Billy Horschel
USA
-13
131
T3
Richy Werenski
USA
-12
66
T3
Tom Lovelady
USA
-12
66
T5
Hunter Mahan
USA
-10
134
T5
Josh Teater
USA
-10
134
T5
Shawn Stefani
USA
-10
134
T8
D. J. Trahan
USA
-9
135
T8
Robert Streb
USA
-9
135
T8
Steve Wheatcroft
USA
-9
135
T8
Matt Atkins
USA
-9
66
T8
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
-9
70
T13
Davis Love III
USA
-8
136
T13
Michael Thompson
USA
-8
136
T13
Jonathan Randolph
USA
-8
67
T13
Joel Dahmen
USA
-8
65
T13
Cameron Percy
AUS
-8
67
T18
Parker McLachlin
USA
-7
137
T18
John VanDerLaan
USA
-7
67
T18
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-7
70
T21
Billy Hurley III
USA
-6
138
T21
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-6
138
T21
Martin Piller
USA
-6
138
T21
Nick Taylor
CAN
-6
138
T21
Scott Brown
USA
-6
138
T21
Seamus Power
IRL
-6
138
T21
Tyler Duncan
USA
-6
138
T21
Heath Slocum
USA
-6
71
T21
Neal Lancaster
USA
-6
69
T21
Brian Gay
USA
-6
67
T21
David Lingmerth
SWE
-6
67
T21
Ricky Barnes
USA
-6
67
T33
Brian Davis
ENG
-5
139
T33
Chris Kirk
USA
-5
139
T33
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-5
139
T33
John Rollins
USA
-5
139
T33
Michael Bradley
USA
-5
139
T33
Rob Oppenheim
USA
-5
71
T33
Danny Lee
NZL
-5
69
T33
Jay Don Blake
USA
-5
70
T33
Zac Blair
USA
-5
69
T33
Andres Romero
ARG
-5
65
T33
Jason Bohn
USA
-5
68
T33
John Peterson
USA
-5
67
T33
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-5
67
T33
Lanto Griffin
USA
-5
67
T33
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-5
67
T33
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-5
67
T49
Dicky Pride
USA
-4
140
T49
Olin Browne
USA
-4
140
T49
William McGirt
USA
-4
140
T49
John Oda
USA
-4
69
T49
William Cannon
USA
-4
69
T49
Johnson Wagner
USA
-4
69
T49
Tim Wilkinson
NZL
-4
69
T49
Charlie Wi
KOR
-4
68
T49
J. T. Poston
USA
-4
69
T49
Brendon de Jonge
ZIM
-4
68
T49
Brian Stuard
USA
-4
68
T49
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-4
68
T49
Peter Malnati
USA
-4
69
T49
Kyle Thompson
USA
-4
68
T49
Sam Ryder
USA
-4
68
T64
Cameron Tringale
USA
-3
141
T64
James Hahn
USA
-3
141
T64
John Merrick
USA
-3
141
T64
Matthew Every
USA
-3
141
T64
Skip Kendall
USA
-3
141
T64
Daniel Summerhays
USA
-3
72
T64
D. A. Points
USA
-3
69
T64
Harris English
USA
-3
70
T64
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-3
68
T64
J. J. Henry
USA
-3
69
T64
Wesley Bryan
USA
-3
69
T64
Adam Schenk
USA
-3
69
T64
Duffy Waldorf
USA
-3
69
T77
Cody Gribble
USA
-2
142
T77
Frank Adams III
USA
-2
70
T77
Tyson Alexander
USA
-2
71
T77
Domenico Geminiani
ITA
-2
74
T77
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-2
69
T77
Charlie Beljan
USA
-2
70
T77
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-2
71
T77
Shaun Micheel
USA
-2
70
T77
Cameron Beckman
USA
-2
70
T77
Cooper Musselman
USA
-2
70
T77
Davis Love IV
USA
-2
70
T77
Derek Fathauer
USA
-2
70
T77
Ethan Tracy
USA
-2
70
T77
Robert Garrigus
USA
-2
70
T91
Grover Justice
USA
-1
72
T91
Ryan Wenzler
USA
-1
70
T91
Blayne Barber
USA
-1
71
T91
Chip McDaniel
USA
-1
74
T91
Chris Wilson
USA
-1
71
T96
Chad Campbell
USA
Par
144
T96
Robert Allenby
AUS
Par
144
T96
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
Par
72
T96
Peter Lonard
AUS
Par
72
T96
Conrad Shindler
USA
Par
72
T96
Kevin Foley
USA
Par
72
T102
Brendon Todd
USA
1
145
T102
Greg Kraft
USA
1
72
T102
Martin Flores
USA
1
73
T102
Tommy Gainey
USA
1
73
T102
Andrew Yun
USA
1
73
T102
Chris Smith
USA
1
73
T102
Spencer Levin
USA
1
73
T102
Stuart Appleby
AUS
1
73
T110
Ken Duke
USA
2
146
T110
Mark Wilson
USA
2
146
T110
Tim Herron
USA
2
146
T110
Corey Conners
CAN
2
73
T110
Ted Purdy
USA
2
75
T115
Marc Turnesa
USA
3
147
T115
Omar Uresti
USA
3
77
T115
Dudley Hart
USA
3
74
T115
Arjun Atwal
IND
3
76
T115
David Hearn
CAN
3
75
T115
Brett Wetterich
USA
3
75
T115
Daniel Chopra
SWE
3
75
122
Jonathan Kaye
USA
4
76
T123
Carl Pettersson
SWE
5
77
T123
Chris Couch
USA
5
77
T125
Frank Lickliter
USA
6
78
T125
Brittany Lincicome
USA
6
78
T127
John Huston
USA
8
152
T127
Steven Bowditch
AUS
8
152
T127
Guy Boros
USA
8
75
130
Zecheng Dou
CHN
9
79
RET
George McNeill
USA
Par
72
RET
Len Mattiace
USA
Par
76