Kyle Stanley landed his second eagle in as many days and shot a 14-point second round to take the lead into the weekend.
As per the format, Players get 8 points for an albatross, 5 for an eagle, 2 for a birdie, zero for par, minus-1 for bogey and minus-3 for double bogey or worse. "No, you've got to keep pushing gotten you in, but now you're in given a couple of withdrawals".More news: Conor McGregor Disputes Dana White’s Understanding Of ‘I Accept’ Post
"I wanted to get tested out of respect for my peers and everyone involved with the tournament", Grace said in a statement to the tour. Grillo had an 11-point round, and McNealy scored 10 points, falling back with bogeys on 16 and 17.
Last year, Merritt seized a two-point lead through 54 holes of the event but shot plus-7 in the final round, finishing at plus-44 and three strokes behind victor Collin Morikawa. "I'm really excited to see how well she's playing, and hopefully we can both make a run tomorrow". "I figured it would give me a five-point lead, and it's a 2 1/2-birdie lead had I made it, and I missed it". The points change so quickly around here ... Stanley now sits in a tie for 10th place with 22 points.More news: Gold prices in India move to premium despite record high rates
"I'm trying to think if I've ever been to one and I don't think I have", he said. "Now, I think I'm going in against the same weight class and if I play my game I think I'm one of the top contenders in that weight class". Definitely a few adjustments I'll make for tomorrow afternoon, definitely seeing how far the ball is going. "If you start with some birdies on the front nine, you're going to catch up quick".
Grace was tied for second place with Matthias Schwab and Robert Streb after 36 holes when he withdrew. The victor earns a spot in the field at next week's PGA Championship, if not already exempt.More news: Apple Watch Series 6 to Feature Blood Oxygen Monitoring
Following Grace's positive test, the PGA Tour has implemented its response plan in consultation with medical experts, including working with those who may have had close contact with Grace. "After having cold-like symptoms last night in my hotel room, I called the tour and went in for testing first thing this morning". The top two players, not otherwise exempt, finishing in the top-10, earn exemptions into 2020 U.S. Open.