Five-way tie for the lead at Innisbrook

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Valspar Championship R2
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March 23, 2024
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Kevin Streelman made one birdie and two bogeys to finish at 1-over par 72 on Friday and hold on to a share of the lead at 6-under at the Valspar Championship.

"Definitely a grinding round. Those up-and-downs on 15 and 16 were pretty crazy. I was fortunate to get those two up-and-down.

"17 was just a brain fart, but 18 to come back and birdie it was pretty nice. So I'm very happy with it. I knew it was going to be very difficult today. The wind was supposed to be even worse, I think, than it is, but we're fortunate to not get the rain, and just wanted to get myself in the last group or two tomorrow and was able to do that, I think.

"On courses like this and days like this you don't necessarily, you're not like pumping it as hard as you can down sides of fairways," he continued. "It's more kind of like missing it in the right spots a lot of times. It's all about angles. It's about, a lot of times, not getting yourself into certain positions that are so difficult to be in. This course has some spots you can attack and has some spots you just got to be defensive on.

"11's a good example. It's long par-5, but I hit 3-wood off it today because I knew that chute that you shoot down to the left on your play is much wider where my 3-wood would be. I hit driver and it gets into the wind and gets into the trees then all of a sudden you got to chip out sideways. So, did the right thing there. Hit a nice 4-iron punch shot down there and was rewarded with a good look at birdie. But there's some thinking to do on this golf course, for sure."

Chandler Phillips eagled the par-5 14th and closed with a 68 to join the lead. Phillips made his debut in September 2019 and is playing in his twelfth start on the PGA Tour. He has made four cuts in his six starts this season with a T24 best finish at the Mexico Open at Vidanta.

Stewart Cink made an eagle at the par-5 1st hole as well as four birdies and three bogeys for a 67 and a share of the lead. He will make his 500th cut on the PGA Tour in his 677th start. With a win he would become the ninth player in Tour history to win after turning 50, he will be 50 years, 10 months, 3 days on Sunday, and would be the seventh-oldest winner in Tour history. He last won at the 2021 RBC Heritage.

"Today's round was a lot like the last half of yesterday's round where I started off pretty scrappy and trying to find my footing and then I did. I finished very strong. Just carried over to today. Hit the ball solidly, a few more fairways today, which was nice. This golf course kind of requires it all. You have to be long and accurate off the tee and smart with your decisions coming into the greens and hit really solid approaches, and then the short game you have to do that everywhere.

"But there's a reason that so many players rave about this course. It requires everything, and so far this week I've done everything fairly well.

"I'm just thrilled to be right back at the top of the leaderboard to test myself out again this week because that's really what you want at the start of the year. You want to get in contention as much as possible and let the chips fall. You start trying to control too many things out there, it doesn't work out in your favor. So I get another chance to learn some really great lessons and maybe some hard lessons this week again."

Brendon Todd shot a 69 to join the tie at the top of the leaderboard. He has had one top-10 this season, T6 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, his third and last win was at the 2019 World Wide Technology Championship.

Last player to share the lead and only non-American, Canada's Mackenzie Hughes made a double bogey at the par-5 1st hole and closed with a 68. He seeks his third win in his 203rd Tour start (2016 RSM Classic; 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship).

The second round was suspended due to darkness at 7:25 p.m. ET on Friday with 15 players left to complete the round.

Pos.PlayerTo ParThruRoundR1R2Total
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T1Chandler Phillips-6F-36868136
T1Stewart Cink-6F-46967136
T1Brendon Todd-6F-26769136
T1Mackenzie Hughes-6F-36868136
T6Peter Malnati-5FPar6671137
T6Lucas Glover-5F-26869137
T6Justin Thomas-5F-26869137
T6Seamus Power-5F-26869137
T6Scott Stallings-5F-47067137
T6Michael Kim-5F-47067137
T6Keith Mitchell-5F-16770137
T6Aaron Baddeley-5F-16770137
T6Rico Hoey-516-167-67
T15K.H. Lee-4F-47167138
T15Kevin Roy-4F+26573138
T15Christiaan Bezuidenhout-4F-26969138
T15Cameron Young-4F-26969138
T15Adam Svensson-4F+16672138
T15Ben Martin-417-168-68
T21Carl Yuan-3F+26673139
T21Chez Reavie-3F+16772139
T21Adam Hadwin-3FPar6871139
T21Dylan Wu-3FPar6871139
T21Ryo Hisatsune-3FPar6871139
T21Ben Griffin-3F-37168139
T21Sam Ryder-3F-16970139
T21Joseph Bramlett-3F-37168139
T21Jorge Campillo-3F-37168139
T30Thomas Detry-2FPar6971140
T30Xander Schauffele-2F+16872140
T30Ryan Brehm-2F-17070140
T30Maverick McNealy-2FPar6971140
T30Hayden Springer-2F+26773140
T30Kevin Dougherty-2FPar6971140
T30Eric Cole-2F-47367140
T30Cameron Champ-2F-27169140
T30Max Greyserman-2FPar6971140
T30Norman Xiong-215-170-70
T40Greyson Sigg-1F+16972141
T40Matt Wallace-1F+16972141
T40Billy Horschel-1F+16972141
T40Carson Young-1F-17170141
T40Ryan Moore-1F-27269141
T40Sami Valimaki-1F+16972141
T40Mac Meissner-1F-37368141
T40Alejandro Tosti-1F+26873141
T40Sam Stevens-1FPar7071141
T40Bronson Burgoon-1FPar7071141
T40Justin Suh-1F+26873141
T40Adam Schenk-1FPar7071141
T40Hayden Buckley-1F+26873141
T40Matti Schmid-1FPar7071141
T40Roger Sloan-117+169-69
T40Chris Gotterup-117+268-68
T40Fred Biondi-116Par70-70
T57Joel DahmenParF-17270142
T57Doug GhimParFPar7171142
T57Taylor MooreParF+26973142
T57Lee HodgesParF-17270142
T57Nick TaylorParF+36874142
T57Akshay BhatiaParF-37468142
T57Matt KucharParF-47567142
T57Andrew NovakParFPar7171142
T57Ryan PalmerParF+46775142
T57David SkinnsParF-47567142
T57Robert MacIntyreParF+17072142
T57Alexander BjörkParF-17270142
T57Parker CoodyParF+26973142
T57S.H. KimParF-17270142
T57Robby SheltonParF+17072142
T57Harry HallParF-27369142
T57Webb SimpsonParF-17270142
T57Callum TarrenParF+26973142
T57Vince WhaleyPar17+170-70
T57Chan KimParFPar7171142
T57Jimmy StangerPar15+170-70
T57Tom WhitneyPar15Par71-71
T79Tyson Alexander+1F+17172143
T79Taylor Pendrith+1F+17172143
T79Keegan Bradley+1FPar7271143
T79Jordan Spieth+1F+36974143
T79Brandt Snedeker+1F-27469143
T79Andrew Putnam+1FPar7271143
T79Charley Hoffman+1FPar7271143
T79Ryan McCormick+1F+36974143
T79Ben Silverman+1F+27073143
T79Jhonattan Vegas+1F-17370143
T79Kevin Yu+1F-27469143
T79Bud Cauley+1F+27073143
T79Sam Burns+1F+17172143
T79Francesco Molinari+1F+27073143
T79Rafael Campos+1FPar7271143
T79Ricky Castillo+1F-17370143
T79Evan Harmeling+115Par72-72
T96Beau Hossler+2F+46975144
T96Brian Harman+2F+37074144
T96Chad Ramey+2F+37074144
T96Brice Garnett+2F+37074144
T96Taylor Montgomery+2F+17272144
T96Davis Riley+2F+17272144
T96Sepp Straka+2F+17272144
T96Patrick Rodgers+2FPar7371144
T96Nico Echavarria+2F+27173144
T96Zac Blair+2F+46975144
T96Kevin Tway+2F+17272144
T96Trace Crowe+215+271-71
T108Aaron Rai+3F+17372145
T108Ryan Fox+3F-27669145
T108Austin Cook+3F+37174145
T108Matt NeSmith+3F+27273145
T108Tyler Duncan+3FPar7471145
T108Gary Woodland+3F+37174145
T108Davis Thompson+3F+47075145
T108Raul Pereda+3F+27273145
T108Victor Perez+3F+27273145
T117Chesson Hadley+4F+47175146
T117Zach Johnson+4F+57076146
T117Thorbjørn Olesen+4F+57076146
T117Kevin Aylwin+4FPar7571146
T117Luke Donald+4F+27373146
T117Scott Gutschewski+4F+37274146
T117Nick Hardy+4F+27373146
T124Richy Werenski+5F+37374147
T124Troy Merritt+5F+67077147
T124Jacob Bridgeman+5F+17572147
T124Wilson Furr+5F+37374147
T124Patrick Fishburn+5F+37374147
T124Nick Gabrelcik(a)+5F-48067147
T124Tony Finau+5F+47275147
T124J.J. Spaun+5F+17572147
T124David Bradshaw+515+274-74
T133Harrison Endycott+6F+27573148
T133Alex Smalley+6F+27573148
T133Pierceson Coody+616+473-73
T136Josh Teater+7F+77178149
T136Min Woo Lee+7F+47475149
T136Ben Kohles+7FPar7871149
T136Adrien Dumont de Chassart+716+474-74
T140Ben Taylor+8F+37674150
T140Daniel Berger+8F+37674150
T140Nicholas Lindheim+8F+97080150
T140Greg Koch+815+277-77
T144David Lipsky+9F+77378151
T144Joe Highsmith+9F+57576151
146Sungjae Im+10F+97280152
147Paul Barjon+11F+97380153
148Kevin Kisner+13F+48075155
149Blaine Hale, Jr.+15F+87879157
W/DCamilo Villegas---76-76
W/DJustin Lower---77-77
W/DErik Barnes---79-79
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Valspar Championship 2024

Date: March 21st - 24th 2024

Location: Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead Course), Palm Harbor, Florida

Purse: $8,400,000

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