Golf: Robert Streb leads heading into the third round at Barracuda

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Robert Streb has everything on target at Montreux, leading the Barracuda Championship heading into today’s third round.
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Robert Streb took full advantage of a soft Montreux Golf & Country Club, completing his second round Saturday morning to take a three-point lead into the third round this afternoon.

“I’m not sure I’d ever seen a cloud here, so this weeks been a little different. The wind hasn’t got up either so that parts been nice. The course is obviously very soft and hope to keep it going this afternoon,” said Streb after his second round.

Streb, who completed four holes on Friday prior to the rain-induced suspension of play, carded seven birdies and two bogeys for +12 points in his second round. Streb will take his third career PGA Tour 36-hole lead to the first tee at 2:57pm this afternoon, along with Tom Hoge (+21 points), and George McNeill (+22 points).

McNeill shot the best second round in the field with a bogey-free +16 points. McNeill, making his fourth career Barracuda Championship start, had never made a cut in Reno. “Yeah, I’ve never made the cut here and starting the first round bogeying the first three holes, I go here we go again.” McNeill said. “So, I don’t know, I just started kind of freewheeling it I guess.”

Notes… Tom Hoge (T3/+21) is a perfect in scrambling through 36 holes getting up and down 9 of 9 times… Roger Sloan (T3/+21) recorded his 13th consecutive sub 70 round on Tour… Bill Haas (T68/+8) and Chip McDaniel (T61/+9) both eagled their 36th hole worth five points to make the cut. McDaniel’s was the final stroke played in the second round… The leaders tee of at 2:57pm and third round should conclude around 8pm PDT, getting the tournament back on schedule… Golf Channel will stay on the air tonight until the conclusion of the days play.

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Big Seb Straka rips a tee shot at the par four 6th hole at Montreux G&CC. Straka enters the third round with +15 points.

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Made in the shade at the Barracuda Championship. Fans wait for the first groups to make it to the 18th hole at Montreux G&CC on Saturday afternoon.

About Michael Smyth

Michael Smyth moved to Reno in 2007 after living more than 40 years in the Bay Area. In addition to going to live shows, he enjoys golf, skiing and fly-fishing. Check out his website

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