Barbasol Championship R2

J.T. Poston edges into lead at Keene Trace

Barbasol Championship 2021 R2
July 15-18
Keene Trace Golf Club, Nicholasville, Kentucky
$3,500,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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J.T. Poston takes a one shot lead into the weekend after a bogey-free second round 66 for a 13-under, 131 total in the Barbasol Championship.


Barbasol Championship 2021 R2

“It’s been really good. Just ball-striking’s been a lot better than I’d say it has been the last few months. Just nice to give myself a lot of looks. They’re bent greens, it’s soft. Hit the ball close to the hole and you can make a few putts, too.”

“They’re a lot like what I grew up on in Hickory, North Carolina,” he said of the greens. “They’re bent and they’re about the same speed as what I’m probably used to when I was a kid. Just kind of brings back some good memories of putting on that putting green growing up. It just feels normal to me.”


Barbasol Championship 2021 R2

Players were allowed to use preferred lies in the fairway on Friday due to the rain-soaked conditions at Keene Trace.

Ryan Armour and Joseph Bramlett are tied in second place at 12-under after each shooting 67.

“It was softer today,” said Armour. “Definitely that rain yesterday afternoon, the two rain delays we had, I was not getting any bounce on the driver, it was kind of hit and plug, which I would love it if it would bounce a little more, the length I hit it, but I’m still able to get to three of the par 5s, which is good for me.”


Barbasol Championship 2021 R2

Overnight co-leader Brian Stuard closed with a 69 and dropped into a share of fourth place at 11-under alongside Luke List, Seamus Power and Taylor Pendrith who all shot 68s.

“Today, obviously, wasn’t quite as good,” said Stuard who opened with a 64. “I didn’t think I hit my irons as well as I did yesterday, but hung in there nicely and was able to kind of put together a good score, which is good.”

Will Grimmer shared the lead with Stuard after finishing his round on Friday morning but shot a 74 in the second round to drop into T40 at 6-under.

Defending champion Jim Herman is T31 at 7-under after closing with a 70.

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Barbasol Championship 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
J.T. Poston *
-13
65
66
131
T2
Ryan Armour *
-12
65
67
132
T2
Joseph Bramlett
-12
65
67
132
T4
Luke List *
-11
65
68
133
T4
Taylor Pendrith *
-11
65
68
133
T4
Seamus Power *
-11
65
68
133
T4
Brian Stuard
-11
64
69
133
T8
David Hearn
-10
67
67
134
T8
Bo Hoag *
-10
66
68
134
T10
Dominic Bozzelli
-9
70
65
135
T10
Derek Ernst
-9
69
66
135
T10
Michael Gligic
-9
67
68
135
T10
Beau Hossler
-9
67
68
135
T10
Mark Hubbard *
-9
66
69
135
T10
Anirban Lahiri *
-9
68
67
135
T10
David Lingmerth
-9
65
70
135
T10
Ben Martin
-9
66
69
135
T10
Patrick Rodgers *
-9
68
67
135
T10
Sam Ryder
-9
66
69
135
T10
Adam Schenk *
-9
66
69
135
T10
Nick Watney
-9
69
66
135
T22
Jason Bohn *
-8
68
68
136
T22
Ryan Brehm *
-8
70
66
136
T22
Rafael Campos
-8
70
66
136
T22
Jason Dufner *
-8
67
69
136
T22
Henrik Norlander *
-8
68
68
136
T22
Cameron Percy
-8
67
69
136
T22
Ben Taylor
-8
67
69
136
T22
Josh Teater *
-8
69
67
136
T22
Vincent Whaley *
-8
69
67
136
T31
Zhengkai Bai *
-7
66
71
137
T31
Greg Chalmers *
-7
66
71
137
T31
Austin Cook *
-7
69
68
137
T31
Jim Herman *
-7
67
70
137
T31
Satoshi Kodaira
-7
68
69
137
T31
Mito Pereira *
-7
67
70
137
T31
Ted Potter, Jr. *
-7
69
68
137
T31
Vaughn Taylor *
-7
65
72
137
T31
Davis Thompson
-7
67
70
137
T40
Mark Anderson *
-6
69
69
138
T40
Bronson Burgoon
-6
69
69
138
T40
MJ Daffue
-6
70
68
138
T40
David Gazzolo
-6
70
68
138
T40
Will Grimmer
-6
64
74
138
T40
Lee Hodges
-6
67
71
138
T40
Andrew Loupe
-6
71
67
138
T40
Davis Riley
-6
68
70
138
T40
Shawn Stefani
-6
67
71
138
T49
Ricky Barnes *
-5
69
70
139
T49
K.J. Choi *
-5
71
68
139
T49
Robert Garrigus *
-5
69
70
139
T49
James Hahn
-5
69
70
139
T49
Richard Johnson *
-5
69
70
139
T49
Wilco Nienaber *
-5
68
71
139
T49
Rob Oppenheim *
-5
70
69
139
T49
Charl Schwartzel
-5
71
68
139
T49
Trey Shirley
-5
70
69
139
T49
Greyson Sigg *
-5
68
71
139
T49
Zack Sucher *
-5
70
69
139
T49
Bo Van Pelt *
-5
67
72
139
T61
Paul Barjon
-4
71
69
140
T61
Jonathan Byrd
-4
68
72
140
T61
Brice Garnett *
-4
71
69
140
T61
Scott Harrington *
-4
65
75
140
T61
J.J. Henry *
-4
72
68
140
T61
Michael Kim
-4
69
71
140
T61
Tom Lewis
-4
69
71
140
T61
David Pastore *
-4
73
67
140
T61
Wes Roach
-4
71
69
140
T61
Roger Sloan *
-4
69
71
140
T61
J.J. Spaun *
-4
71
69
140
T61
Stephen Stallings Jr. *
-4
67
73
140
T61
Nick Taylor
-4
71
69
140
T61
Sahith Theegala *
-4
69
71
140
T61
Kevin Tway
-4
69
71
140
T61
Camilo Villegas
-4
71
69
140
CUT
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
-3
73
68
141
CUT
Chris Baker
-3
70
71
141
CUT
Will Gordon
-3
69
72
141
CUT
John Huh
-3
68
73
141
CUT
Stephan Jaeger
-3
71
70
141
CUT
D.A. Points
-3
69
72
141
CUT
Robby Shelton
-3
72
69
141
CUT
Richy Werenski
-3
71
70
141
CUT
Aaron Baddeley
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Scott Brown
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Daniel Chopra
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Case Cochran
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Tyler Duncan
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Michael Gellerman
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Scott Gutschewski
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Hunter Mahan
-2
73
69
142
CUT
Preston Summerhays (a)
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Hudson Swafford
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Charlie Beljan
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Fabián Gómez
-1
69
74
143
CUT
John Pak
-1
68
75
143
CUT
Chase Seiffert
-1
69
74
143
CUT
D.J. Trahan
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Johnson Wagner
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Eric Axley
E
69
75
144
CUT
Bill Haas
E
68
76
144
CUT
Russell Knox
E
71
73
144
CUT
Denny McCarthy
E
72
72
144
CUT
George McNeill
E
69
75
144
CUT
John Senden
E
70
74
144
CUT
Kevin Stadler
E
71
73
144
CUT
Ryan Blaum
+1
74
71
145
CUT
Ken Duke
+1
73
72
145
CUT
Tommy Gainey
+1
68
77
145
CUT
Rhein Gibson
+1
71
74
145
CUT
Grayson Murray
+1
70
75
145
CUT
Carl Pettersson
+1
74
71
145
CUT
John Rollins
+1
73
72
145
CUT
Andres Romero
+1
73
72
145
CUT
John Daly
+2
76
70
146
CUT
Chesson Hadley
+2
73
73
146
CUT
Martin Trainer
+2
74
72
146
CUT
Kris Ventura
+2
74
72
146
CUT
Nelson Ledesma
+3
74
73
147
CUT
John Merrick
+3
73
74
147
CUT
Omar Uresti
+3
78
69
147
CUT
Ben Crane
+4
71
77
148
CUT
Parker McLachlin
+4
73
75
148
CUT
Andrew Stephens
+6
75
75
150
CUT
Brendon de Jonge
+6
76
74
150
CUT
Smylie Kaufman
+21
87
78
165
W/D
Sean O’Hair
E
W/D
Will MacKenzie
E
W/D
Matt Every
E
W/D
Sangmoon Bae
E
W/D
Arjun Atwal
E
* Player started on the back nine
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