Round 2 Notebook: McGladrey Classic

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October 08, 2010
Adam Wallace, PGA TOUR Staff

Weather: Mostly sunny. High of 82. Winds light and variable.

• 73 players made the 36-hole cut at 1-under 139 from a field of 132 professionals.

David Toms climbed to 10-under 130 after the second-round of the inaugural McGladrey Classic -- the second of the five-event PGA TOUR Fall Series -- to take a one shot lead over Joe Durant. Rich Barcelo and Heath Slocum are tied for third at 8-under 132.

David Toms

• Toms is making his 493rd start of his TOUR career. Toms is a 12-time PGA TOUR winner. His most recent win came at the 2006 Sony Open.

Event Finish
1994 Buick Invitational T15
1998 Quad City Classic 4
2004 FedEx St. Jude Classic 1
2009 Travelers Championship T2
2010 McGladrey Classic TBD

• Toms matched his best-career 36-hole score, his fifth time doing so, after rounds of 64-66 to move to 10-under 130. He has never finished outside the top 15 after posting a two-day total of 130.

Tournament Pos. After Rd 2 Finish
1992 Kemper Open T1 T25
1994 Buick Invitational 1 T15
1999 Buick Challenge T1 1
2000 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial T1 T4
2001 PGA Championship T1 1
2002 SBS Championships T1 2
2003 WGC-NEC Invitational T1 T33
2004 FedEx St. Jude Classic 1 1
2006 The Honda Classic 1 T3
2007 Travelers Championship T1 T6
2010 McGladrey Classic 1 TBD

• This represents the eleventh second-round lead/co-lead for Toms on the PGA TOUR. He has gone on to win the event three of the previous ten times.

• Toms, fresh off of top-15 finishes in his last two starts (T15-BMW Championship, T11-Viking Classic), has hit 32 of 36 greens in regulation through the halfway point at the McGladrey Classic.

• Toms is currently No. 58 on the official money list, with a runner-up finish at the Wyndham Championship his only top-10 finish in 24 previous starts.

Joe Durant

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• Durant, who tied for second at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, shot a bogey-free 66 in the second round to be one shot back of David Toms at 9-under 131. Through 16 events this season Durant has three top-25 finishes, three of which have come in his last two starts, finishing T12 at the Wyndham Championship and T20 at the Viking Classic.

• Currently No. 131 on the official money list, Durant is looking for a good finish in the Fall Series to jump into the top 125 to secure his PGA TOUR card for 2011. He has not finished inside the top 125 on the money list since a career-best 13th place finish in 2006.

Rich Barcelo

• Barcelo, who earned his PGA TOUR card by finishing 21st on the 2009 Nationwide Tour money list, is seeking his first top-10 finish in 22 starts on TOUR this year.

• Barcelo, currently 175th on the official money list, has made 10 cuts this season. His best finish came at The Honda Classic and Shell Houston Open, T31. His best TOUR finish is T4 (2007 Reno-Tahoe Open).

• Barcelo heads into the weekend tied for third. His best previous standing headed into the weekend was T6 at the 2009 Legends Reno-Tahoe Open where he finished T42.

• Barcelo's two-day total of 8-under 132 is a career best in 79 starts on TOUR.

Heath Slocum • Slocum recorded a bogey-free 4-under 66 in the second round to move to 8-under 132, two strokes off the lead. Slocum has four top-10 finishes in 23 starts with his season-best finish coming at the THE PLAYERS (T4).

• Slocum's two-day total of 8-under 132, after back-to-back 66s, is one stroke off his best-career 36-hole score. Slocum has shot 131 two times in his career (Valero Texas Open/2003 and Chrysler Classic/2004).

Brian Gay

• Gay jumped to 7-under 133 after firing a bogey-free 5-under 65 on Friday.

• Gay, 56th on the official money list, has two top-10 finishes through 27 events this season. His best finish this year came at the HP Byron Nelson Championship where he finished tied for second.

Chris Kirk

• Kirk -- a two-time winner this season on the Nationwide Tour (Fort Smith Classic, Knoxville News Sentinel Open) -- recorded rounds of 68-69 to sit at 3-under 137 in his first PGA TOUR start of the season. The former golf standout at the University of Georgia is a resident of St. Simons Island and is playing this week on a Sponsor's Exemption.

Jerry Kelly

• Kelly was in need of a good round on Friday to make the cut after posting a 4-over 74 in the first round. Starting on the back nine, he made the turn at 2-under 33 before reeling off five birdies on his second nine en route to a 7-under 63 to move to 3-under 137 (T32).

Miscellaneous Stats

• The second-round leader/co-leader has gone on to win 15 of 41 stroke-play events on TOUR this year, most recently by Bill Haas at the Viking Classic.

• Brendon de Jonge carded one of 28 birdies on Kodak Challenge hole No. 13 on Friday at the McGladrey Classic to move to 13-under-par, one stroke behind Kodak Challenge leader Rickie Fowler. De Jonge moved into a tie for second with Troy Merritt, who was the top ranked Kodak Challenge contender at Sea Island, after he parred No. 13 to remain 13-under. The winner of the competition, which concludes at the Children's Miracle Network Classic, will receive $1 million.

• Bogey-free rounds:

R1: 63 -- John Rollins; 65 -- Rich Barcelo; 67 -- Jeff Maggert, Paul Stankowski; 68 -- Pat Perez; 69 -- Kevin Stadler

Scoring Averages at the par-70 Seaside Course:
Round Front 9 Back 9 Total Cumulative
Thursday 34.962 34.962 69.924 ---
Friday 34.841 34.697 69.538 69.731

R2: 65 -- Brian Gay, Charles Howell III; 66 -- Michael Connell, Joe Durant, Heath Slocum; 68 -- Jonathan Byrd, Matthew Goggin; 69 -- Jay Williamson

• The par-4 14th hole played the toughest on Friday, yielding a 4.227 average. The par-5 15th hole was the easiest with a 4.492 average.

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