La Jolla, CA – The course at Torrey Pines looks nice a plush under the sun for day two of the Farmers Open. What most couldn’t account for was the wind that was no match for Sam Ryder who held the lead despite playing today of tougher South Course.
Ryder 64-68–132( -12) played a nice a steady round navigating the South by birding the third hole and then another one on 10th. He took complete control on hole 13th & 14th with back-to-back birdies.
“Yeah, it feels great. The thing I’ve been kind of telling myself is to just try and embrace it.” Said Ryder “I feel like if I put it in the fairway, I can attack.”
His playing partner Brendan Steele 65-70—135 (-9) started the day one shot off the lead and was up and down during the round. It was a big help playing with Ryder to allow him to know to keep a level head and stay in striking distance for the weekend.
“Some weird stuff, but I played really nice and excited to be where I am going into the weekend.” Said Steele.
Tano Goya 70-67–137 (-7) was one of the few to make a move playing on the easier North Course on Thursday. He made one of the biggest move from (-2) to start the round. Firing off 6 birdies during this second round. Goya shares the low round for Thursday with Jon Rahm from the North going into the weekend.
The weather gave all the golfers a little to think about when the wind kept picking up making the course just a little long for the field. With the cut line at even-par allowed 73 professionals hanging around for a shot at the $8.7 million purse with $1,566,000 to the winner.
After the first 36 holes who know what’s going to be instore for the field on Friday and Saturday.
“I’m not going to really change my approach a whole lot.” Said Ryder, “So just going to try and take it in stride and see if I can keep myself in a good position and stay aggressive.”