The best rounds recorded (so far) here in the second round? The 65 that Roland Thatcher and Chris Stroud each shot. That’s a nine and eight-shot swing, respectively, for two guys who absolutely needed it – Thatcher is 177th on the money list, while Stroud is right one the bubble at 125th.
Thatcher didn’t have a bogey, while Stroud had just one on Friday and both had just 24 putts.
This is the second time that Stroud has gone low of late. Three starts ago, at the Greenbrier Classic, he closed with a 65 to finish in a tie for ninth, which was also his best result of the season. Thatcher, on the other hand, has struggled enormously the last few months with eight missed cuts in his last nine starts.