Lost in the Roland Thatcher Cinderella story, or the three-way tie for the Kodak Challenge lead has been Brian Gay’s round. Quietly, he’s putting together one of the best rounds of the day and week at 7 under through 13 holes Friday, which has him in a tie for second at 12 under for the week.
Gay, who last we saw withdrew from the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open because of a neck injury, has just one bogey all week and today has taken just 19 putts.
While Gay’s card is safe for next year -- he’s 59th on the money list -- he does have only two top-10s this season, the last of which came in May at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, where he tied for second.
He’s also the lone player on the leaderboard who has a chance -- albeit an outside one -- to sniff the lead. -- Brian Wacker