The Austrian hit a round of 68 on the PGA Tour on Friday while Matti Schmid missed the cut. Englishman Matt Wallace sets the pace.
In addition to the WGC – Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin, Punta Cana also hosts a regular PGA Tour tournament . Admittedly, the field of participants is less interesting without the top 50 in the world rankings, but there is always enough for good golf in the Dominican Republic. From a German-speaking point of view, two professionals are also involved in Matthias Schwab and Matti Schmid. While one is standing after two good laps at the weekend, the other has to pack his bags early.
Schwab climbs into the top 20, Schmid has to go home
After a 71 at the start, Matthias Schwab was able to go one step further on the second day of the Corales Puntacana Championship . A clean front nine with four birdies laid a solid foundation for his round of 68 at the Puntacana Resort & Golf Club. In the second half of the course, a birdie and a bogey balanced each other out, so that his overall score did not change. With five under par, the Austrian is currently tied for 19th place and still has every chance of a top 10 placement.
Matti Schmid, on the other hand, had to accept less pleasing results. He already had problems on Thursday and had to record a double bogey in addition to four bogeys. At least two birdies on the back nine improved his score a bit. On the second day he got an even par round, but still missed the cut by a long shot. He finishes the tournament with a score of +4.
PGA Tour: Tight race at the top
Englishman Matt Wallace took the lead after the second lap in Punta Cana. After an opening round of 67, the Brit underplayed his result from Thursday and came off the course with just 66 strokes. Eleven under par and only one bogey after 36 holes played. Two Americans, Sam Stevens and Wyndham Clark, are lurking close behind. The compatriots are at -10 and recorded exactly the same scores in the first two rounds with 69 and 65 strokes.