Players definitely got a huge break today with the weather. The overnight rains softened the greens just a tad and without much wind, scoring definitely improved. A day after just one golfer (Devon Purser) broke par over at Bandon Trails, we've already seen eight sub-70 scores on Old Macdonald. Corbin Mills of Easley, S.C., who looks like will be the stroke-play medalist, carded a 4-under 67 and sits at 3-under 138.
Mills said he definitely got the better end of the draw, having played Monday morning when it didn't rain and Tuesday afternoon with the winds virtually non-existent.
We also had five players shoot 68, including Alex Edfort of Somerset, N.J., and Paul McConnell of Garland, Texas, both of whom sit at 2-over 143. All of these sub-70 scores came in the afternoon wave. On Tuesday morning, there was a slight breeze, but not like anything the players saw on Monday when gusts up to 30 mph and afternoon rain made things very challenging on the competitors.
Right now, the cut is at 11-over 152, but it could easily fall to 151.
With play scheduled to conclude around 8 p.m. PDT, USGA officials are hopeful to complete the playoff -- if necessary -- for the final match-play spots this evening. -- David Shefter