Spieth, Castro share lead at rain-delayed AT&T National
Nineteen-year-old Jordan Spieth drilled five birdies en-route to a second-round score of 66, which tied him with first-round leader Roberto Castro before rain halted play.
Roberto Castro and 19-year-old Jordan Spieth shared the lead at 7-under after a downpour disrupted second-round play at the AT&T National on Friday.
Spieth sank five birdies on his way to a bogey-free round. He was able to finish before the delay at Congressional for a 5-under 66. That pulled him even with Castro, the first-round leader who wrapped up his 18 holes with a 69.
Spieth is looking to become the first teen to win on the PGA Tour since 1931, a win that would secure his tour card for next season.
Despite his age, the Texas native says he feels no pressure.
“I just need to sit back and say, ‘Who cares?’” he told the Washington Post. “It’s just a round of golf."
Play stopped at about 1:45 ET; a tour official said players would need between 2 1/2 to 3 hours to finish Friday’s round.
The cut (top 60 and ties) was projected to be at two over par but could move to three.
D.H. Lee sat two strokes off the lead after firing a 66 on Friday morning. Argentina’s Andres Romero trails by two shots as well.
After an opening-round 70, Romero charged through 13 holes Friday morning to a 4-under before play was stopped.
Charlie Beljan withdraws:
One day after shooting a first-round 84 -- the lowest of all finishers at the AT&T National -- Charlie Beljan has withdrawn from competition.
He was initially disqualified for missing his 7:16 a.m. tee time, but the ruling was later changed after Beljan claimed he made numerous attempts to call course officials and announce his withdrawal.
Aside from his awful first round, which saw one triple bogey and two doubles, Beljan has also been battling an elbow injury.
Beljan, most known for overcoming a panic attack to win at the Children Miracle Network Classic last year, had missed 12 of 18 cuts heading into this week’s tournament at Congressional.
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