PGA Tour

Greenbrier Classic 2018

July 05-08

Old White TPC course, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

$7,300,000

July 05-08

Old White TPC course, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

$7,300,000

Round 2

Kelly Kraft takes slim lead at Greenbrier

July 06, 2018

Kelly Kraft, seeking a first US PGA Tour title, fired a seven-under par 63 on Friday to take a one-shot lead over Anirban Lahiri and Webb Simpson at the Greenbrier Classic.

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India's Lahiri had set an early target with a nine-under par 61 on the mountain resort course in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

That propelled the 31-year-old world number 99 into a tie with 2012 US Open champion Simpson, who followed his first-round 61 with a 67.

Kraft overhauled them both with a round that included eight birdies and headed into the weekend with a 13-under total of 127.

"I made a lot of putts out there," said Kraft, who drained birdie putts of 27 and 21 feet as well as converting plenty of mid-range efforts. "Anytime you shoot 63 I guess you have to."

Kraft, whose best career finish on the PGA Tour is a tie for second at the John Deere Classic in 2017, had missed the cut in seven of his last 10 events, including last week's National.

"I've kind of changed my attitude, starting with last week," Kraft said. "I felt like I played good last week, it was just a couple breaks here and there. Missing a cut is easy to do out here. But I've changed a couple things in my attitude and I just feel like I'm ready to keep playing good."

Lahiri, also seeking a first PGA Tour win, is coming off two of his best finishes of the season the past two weeks, ninth at the Travelers Championship and 13th at the Quicken Loans National.

"I've been feeling good the last two weeks. I've seen the improvement on the golf course," Lahiri said. "More than anything else, I haven't dropped a shot (this week)."

He began on the back nine with three birdies in a row, the first from 15 feet, the second from 12 and the third from 19 feet at the par-5 12th. At 14 he blasted out of a fairway bunker to 14 feet and sank another long birdie putt.

Lahiri ran off another birdie treble starting at the second after dropping his approach inches from the cup. He sank an 18-foot birdie putt at the par-3 third and a 22-footer to birdie the fourth.

Closing with back-to-back birdies completed his run to the top.

"I'm just happy with the way I'm playing," Lahiri said. "I need to keep grinding. You can really be aggressive on the greens. If I keep myself in play I like the way the golf course sets up."

Simpson battled back after a double bogey on his third hole of the day, the par-five 12th -- which he eagled Thursday.

"It was not the start I was looking for," he said. "But I hung in there."

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Kelly Kraft
USA
-13
64
63
127
T2
Anirban Lahiri
IND
-12
67
61
128
T2
Webb Simpson
USA
-12
61
67
128
4
Jason Kokrak
USA
-11
65
64
129
T5
Harold Varner III
USA
-10
66
64
130
T5
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-10
62
68
130
7
Sam Saunders
USA
-9
68
63
131
T8
Austin Cook
USA
-8
66
66
132
T8
Billy Hurley III
USA
-8
66
66
132
T8
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-8
63
69
132
T8
Joel Dahmen
USA
-8
67
65
132
T8
Kevin Na
USA
-8
69
63
132
T8
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-8
66
66
132
T8
Tyler Duncan
USA
-8
68
64
132
T8
Xander Schauffele
USA
-8
66
66
132
T16
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-7
66
67
133
T16
J. J. Spaun
USA
-7
68
65
133
T16
Jamie Lovemark
USA
-7
67
66
133
T16
Ryan Armour
USA
-7
67
66
133
T16
Ryan Moore
USA
-7
66
67
133
T16
Scott Stallings
USA
-7
70
63
133
T16
Steve Wheatcroft
USA
-7
66
67
133
T16
Tom Hoge
USA
-7
66
67
133
T24
Bubba Watson
USA
-6
68
66
134
T24
Chad Campbell
USA
-6
65
69
134
T24
David Lingmerth
SWE
-6
66
68
134
T24
Jim Furyk
USA
-6
68
66
134
T24
Keegan Bradley
USA
-6
65
69
134
T24
Kevin Chappell
USA
-6
66
68
134
T24
Nick Watney
USA
-6
69
65
134
T24
Tony Finau
USA
-6
67
67
134
T24
Wesley Bryan
USA
-6
69
65
134
T33
Abraham Ancer
USA
-5
67
68
135
T33
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-5
67
68
135
T33
Cameron Percy
AUS
-5
67
68
135
T33
David Hearn
CAN
-5
68
67
135
T33
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-5
67
68
135
T33
George McNeill
USA
-5
71
64
135
T33
J. J. Henry
USA
-5
65
70
135
T33
Jonathan Randolph
USA
-5
67
68
135
T33
Kevin Kisner
USA
-5
69
66
135
T33
Lanto Griffin
USA
-5
69
66
135
T33
Phil Mickelson
USA
-5
66
69
135
T33
Robert Streb
USA
-5
66
69
135
T33
Steve Marino
USA
-5
67
68
135
T33
William McGirt
USA
-5
69
66
135
T47
Alex Cejka
GER
-4
68
68
136
T47
Brian Gay
USA
-4
70
66
136
T47
Brian Harman
USA
-4
67
69
136
T47
Charles Howell III
USA
-4
68
68
136
T47
Corey Conners
CAN
-4
67
69
136
T47
Johnson Wagner
USA
-4
68
68
136
T47
Keith Mitchell
USA
-4
69
67
136
T47
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-4
69
67
136
T47
Peter Malnati
USA
-4
67
69
136
T47
Richy Werenski
USA
-4
71
65
136
T47
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-4
66
70
136
T47
Talor Gooch
USA
-4
69
67
136
T47
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-4
68
68
136
T60
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-3
68
69
137
T60
Blayne Barber
USA
-3
67
70
137
T60
Brandon Harkins
USA
-3
72
65
137
T60
Brett Stegmaier
USA
-3
67
70
137
T60
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-3
71
66
137
T60
Denny McCarthy
USA
-3
67
70
137
T60
J. T. Poston
USA
-3
69
68
137
T60
John Peterson
USA
-3
68
69
137
T60
Nick Taylor
CAN
-3
71
66
137
T60
Rob Oppenheim
USA
-3
71
66
137
T60
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-3
70
67
137
T60
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-3
69
68
137
T60
Russell Henley
USA
-3
68
69
137
T60
Scott Brown
USA
-3
70
67
137
T60
Scott Piercy
USA
-3
70
67
137
T60
Trey Mullinax
USA
-3
71
66
137
T60
Vijay Singh
FIJ
-3
69
68
137
T60
Zac Blair
USA
-3
68
69
137
CUT
Aaron Wise
USA
-2
70
68
138
CUT
Cameron Tringale
USA
-2
71
67
138
CUT
Chase Seiffert
USA
-2
73
65
138
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-2
67
71
138
CUT
Ethan Tracy
USA
-2
69
69
138
CUT
James Hahn
USA
-2
68
70
138
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-2
70
68
138
CUT
Ken Duke
USA
-2
71
67
138
CUT
Kevin Streelman
USA
-2
72
66
138
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
-2
72
66
138
CUT
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-2
70
68
138
CUT
Norman Xiong
-2
69
69
138
CUT
Parker McLachlin
USA
-2
71
67
138
CUT
T. J. Vogel
USA
-2
69
69
138
CUT
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
-2
73
65
138
CUT
Tommy Gainey
USA
-2
70
68
138
CUT
Adam Schenk
USA
-1
68
71
139
CUT
Andrew Putnam
USA
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Bill Haas
USA
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Brice Garnett
USA
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Danny Lee
NZL
-1
67
72
139
CUT
J. B. Holmes
USA
-1
70
69
139
CUT
Martin Piller
USA
-1
68
71
139
CUT
Ricky Barnes
USA
-1
73
66
139
CUT
Stuart Appleby
AUS
-1
71
68
139
CUT
Tim Herron
USA
-1
72
67
139
CUT
Tom Lovelady
USA
-1
70
69
139
CUT
Wes Homan
USA
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
-1
71
68
139
CUT
Zecheng Dou
CHN
-1
66
73
139
CUT
Ben Crane
USA
Par
69
71
140
CUT
Derek Fathauer
USA
Par
70
70
140
CUT
Harris English
USA
Par
67
73
140
CUT
Jason Gore
USA
Par
71
69
140
CUT
Kyle Thompson
USA
Par
73
67
140
CUT
Michael Thompson
USA
Par
68
72
140
CUT
Ryan Blaum
USA
Par
68
72
140
CUT
Seamus Power
IRL
Par
70
70
140
CUT
Shawn Stefani
USA
Par
72
68
140
CUT
Andrew Yun
USA
1
71
70
141
CUT
Blake Taylor
1
70
71
141
CUT
Bob Estes
USA
1
72
69
141
CUT
David Bradshaw
USA
1
70
71
141
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
1
71
70
141
CUT
Sean O'Hair
USA
1
74
67
141
CUT
Will Claxton
USA
1
69
72
141
CUT
Chris Stroud
USA
2
72
70
142
CUT
John Huh
USA
2
72
70
142
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
USA
2
70
72
142
CUT
Sam Ryder
USA
2
70
72
142
CUT
Brian Davis
ENG
3
73
70
143
CUT
Hudson Swafford
USA
3
69
74
143
CUT
Jonathan Byrd
USA
3
71
72
143
CUT
Logan Lagodich
3
70
73
143
CUT
Martin Flores
USA
3
73
70
143
CUT
Omar Uresti
USA
3
71
72
143
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
USA
3
71
72
143
CUT
Chris Couch
USA
4
71
73
144
CUT
Cody Gribble
USA
4
75
69
144
CUT
Conrad Shindler
USA
4
74
70
144
CUT
Daniel Summerhays
USA
4
71
73
144
CUT
John Daly
USA
4
77
67
144
CUT
John Merrick
USA
4
68
76
144
CUT
Robert Allenby
AUS
4
74
70
144
CUT
Dicky Pride
USA
5
69
76
145
CUT
Jimmy Walker
USA
5
75
70
145
CUT
Matt Atkins
USA
5
72
73
145
CUT
Patton Kizzire
USA
5
70
75
145
CUT
Steven Bowditch
AUS
5
70
75
145
CUT
Brendon de Jonge
ZIM
6
78
68
146
CUT
Davey Jude
6
73
73
146
CUT
Jon Curran
USA
7
77
70
147
CUT
Sam O'Dell
USA
7
72
75
147
CUT
Geoff Ogilvy
AUS
8
75
73
148
CUT
Troy Matteson
USA
8
75
73
148
CUT
Robert Garrigus
USA
10
74
76
150
CUT
Devin Gee
11
74
77
151
RET
Matthew Every
USA
Par
69
-
69
RET
Smylie Kaufman
USA
Par
79
-
79
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Total
1
Kelly Kraft
USA
-13
127
T2
Anirban Lahiri
IND
-12
128
T2
Webb Simpson
USA
-12
128
4
Jason Kokrak
USA
-11
129
T5
Harold Varner III
USA
-10
130
T5
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-10
130
7
Sam Saunders
USA
-9
131
T8
Austin Cook
USA
-8
132
T8
Billy Hurley III
USA
-8
132
T8
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-8
132
T8
Joel Dahmen
USA
-8
132
T8
Kevin Na
USA
-8
132
T8
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-8
132
T8
Tyler Duncan
USA
-8
132
T8
Xander Schauffele
USA
-8
132
T16
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-7
133
T16
J. J. Spaun
USA
-7
133
T16
Jamie Lovemark
USA
-7
133
T16
Ryan Armour
USA
-7
133
T16
Ryan Moore
USA
-7
133
T16
Scott Stallings
USA
-7
133
T16
Steve Wheatcroft
USA
-7
133
T16
Tom Hoge
USA
-7
133
T24
Bubba Watson
USA
-6
134
T24
Chad Campbell
USA
-6
134
T24
David Lingmerth
SWE
-6
134
T24
Jim Furyk
USA
-6
134
T24
Keegan Bradley
USA
-6
134
T24
Kevin Chappell
USA
-6
134
T24
Nick Watney
USA
-6
134
T24
Tony Finau
USA
-6
134
T24
Wesley Bryan
USA
-6
134
T33
Abraham Ancer
USA
-5
135
T33
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-5
135
T33
Cameron Percy
AUS
-5
135
T33
David Hearn
CAN
-5
135
T33
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-5
135
T33
George McNeill
USA
-5
135
T33
J. J. Henry
USA
-5
135
T33
Jonathan Randolph
USA
-5
135
T33
Kevin Kisner
USA
-5
135
T33
Lanto Griffin
USA
-5
135
T33
Phil Mickelson
USA
-5
135
T33
Robert Streb
USA
-5
135
T33
Steve Marino
USA
-5
135
T33
William McGirt
USA
-5
135
T47
Alex Cejka
GER
-4
136
T47
Brian Gay
USA
-4
136
T47
Brian Harman
USA
-4
136
T47
Charles Howell III
USA
-4
136
T47
Corey Conners
CAN
-4
136
T47
Johnson Wagner
USA
-4
136
T47
Keith Mitchell
USA
-4
136
T47
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-4
136
T47
Peter Malnati
USA
-4
136
T47
Richy Werenski
USA
-4
136
T47
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-4
136
T47
Talor Gooch
USA
-4
136
T47
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-4
136
T60
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-3
137
T60
Blayne Barber
USA
-3
137
T60
Brandon Harkins
USA
-3
137
T60
Brett Stegmaier
USA
-3
137
T60
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-3
137
T60
Denny McCarthy
USA
-3
137
T60
J. T. Poston
USA
-3
137
T60
John Peterson
USA
-3
137
T60
Nick Taylor
CAN
-3
137
T60
Rob Oppenheim
USA
-3
137
T60
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-3
137
T60
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-3
137
T60
Russell Henley
USA
-3
137
T60
Scott Brown
USA
-3
137
T60
Scott Piercy
USA
-3
137
T60
Trey Mullinax
USA
-3
137
T60
Vijay Singh
FIJ
-3
137
T60
Zac Blair
USA
-3
137
CUT
Aaron Wise
USA
-2
138
CUT
Cameron Tringale
USA
-2
138
CUT
Chase Seiffert
USA
-2
138
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-2
138
CUT
Ethan Tracy
USA
-2
138
CUT
James Hahn
USA
-2
138
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-2
138
CUT
Ken Duke
USA
-2
138
CUT
Kevin Streelman
USA
-2
138
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
-2
138
CUT
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-2
138
CUT
Norman Xiong
-2
138
CUT
Parker McLachlin
USA
-2
138
CUT
T. J. Vogel
USA
-2
138
CUT
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
-2
138
CUT
Tommy Gainey
USA
-2
138
CUT
Adam Schenk
USA
-1
139
CUT
Andrew Putnam
USA
-1
139
CUT
Bill Haas
USA
-1
139
CUT
Brice Garnett
USA
-1
139
CUT
Danny Lee
NZL
-1
139
CUT
J. B. Holmes
USA
-1
139
CUT
Martin Piller
USA
-1
139
CUT
Ricky Barnes
USA
-1
139
CUT
Stuart Appleby
AUS
-1
139
CUT
Tim Herron
USA
-1
139
CUT
Tom Lovelady
USA
-1
139
CUT
Wes Homan
USA
-1
139
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
-1
139
CUT
Zecheng Dou
CHN
-1
139
CUT
Ben Crane
USA
Par
140
CUT
Derek Fathauer
USA
Par
140
CUT
Harris English
USA
Par
140
CUT
Jason Gore
USA
Par
140
CUT
Kyle Thompson
USA
Par
140
CUT
Michael Thompson
USA
Par
140
CUT
Ryan Blaum
USA
Par
140
CUT
Seamus Power
IRL
Par
140
CUT
Shawn Stefani
USA
Par
140
CUT
Andrew Yun
USA
1
141
CUT
Blake Taylor
1
141
CUT
Bob Estes
USA
1
141
CUT
David Bradshaw
USA
1
141
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
1
141
CUT
Sean O'Hair
USA
1
141
CUT
Will Claxton
USA
1
141
CUT
Chris Stroud
USA
2
142
CUT
John Huh
USA
2
142
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
USA
2
142
CUT
Sam Ryder
USA
2
142
CUT
Brian Davis
ENG
3
143
CUT
Hudson Swafford
USA
3
143
CUT
Jonathan Byrd
USA
3
143
CUT
Logan Lagodich
3
143
CUT
Martin Flores
USA
3
143
CUT
Omar Uresti
USA
3
143
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
USA
3
143
CUT
Chris Couch
USA
4
144
CUT
Cody Gribble
USA
4
144
CUT
Conrad Shindler
USA
4
144
CUT
Daniel Summerhays
USA
4
144
CUT
John Daly
USA
4
144
CUT
John Merrick
USA
4
144
CUT
Robert Allenby
AUS
4
144
CUT
Dicky Pride
USA
5
145
CUT
Jimmy Walker
USA
5
145
CUT
Matt Atkins
USA
5
145
CUT
Patton Kizzire
USA
5
145
CUT
Steven Bowditch
AUS
5
145
CUT
Brendon de Jonge
ZIM
6
146
CUT
Davey Jude
6
146
CUT
Jon Curran
USA
7
147
CUT
Sam O'Dell
USA
7
147
CUT
Geoff Ogilvy
AUS
8
148
CUT
Troy Matteson
USA
8
148
CUT
Robert Garrigus
USA
10
150
CUT
Devin Gee
11
151
RET
Matthew Every
USA
Par
69
RET
Smylie Kaufman
USA
Par
79