Gamez tied for the lead at the Brooksville second stage site. (Image: rbglasson/Flickr)
Two rounds complete at the second stage sites. Top 20 players at each site will advance to third stage.
Familiar names scattered throughout all four fields. Some of the more recognizable names include: Billy Andrade, Trevor Dodds, Robert Damron, Olin Browne, Robert Gamez, Jim McGovern, Jim Gallagher, Jr., Skip Kendall, Per-Ulrik Johanson, Harrison Frazar. And those are just a few of the notables.
A quick rundown of the leaders at the four sites:
Brooksville, Florida: Five players, including Robert Gamez, tied at -7. The number (top 20) right now looks to be -3 at Brooksville, but I’m sure that will change over the next two days. Erik Compton and Grant Waite both sit T16 at -4.
Kingwood, Texas: Richard Johnson leads the Kingwood field at -10. The number right now at Kingwood is about -3. Willie Wood, Glen Day, and Brad Elder are a few of the notables who are currently in position to advance to third stage.
Panama City, Florida: Geoffrey Sisk dropped a 62 on the field today, and he currently leads the way at -11. Looks like -3 is also the cut off mark in Panama City. Hombre is a mean course, though. So that number could back up a bit over the next two days. Of the PCB field, Harrison Frazar and Guy Boros are a couple of the former Tour players currently in the top 20.
Pine Mountain, Georgia: In the Callaway Gardens field, former Tour player Robert Damron leads at -11. Justin Bolli, Trevor Dodds, Olin Browne and Billy Andrade are in the top 20 after two rounds. The number right now at Callaway is -5, with nine guys tied for 20th. The scores will disperse a bit over the next two days, I’m sure. But 9 players for 1 spot would definitely make a tense playoff.
My friend Bryant Odom, profiled earlier this week, bounced back from a 77 to shoot 67 today, and he’s currently T61, even par for the tournament. Nice recovery. Right now, he’s about five or six shots off the pace to qualify for third stage. But who knows how that will fluctuate over the next two days. I think he’s still in good shape after today’s great round.
If you’re interested, here are the links to the leaderboards at each site: