American Cameron Tringale kept his rivals at bay despite posting a two-over-par 72 on Friday at North Berwick, so he holds a three-shot lead after the first two rounds of the The PGA Tour's Genesis Golf Scottish Open.
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The point guard dazzled spectators with a 61 the day before, birding eight in nine holes at some point in the opening round. However, it was tougher the next day, as his four birdies of the day were clouded by six bogeys, including three in a row between the 16th and 18th pennants. Nevertheless, Tringale displays a cumulative of 133 (-7) and is ahead of his compatriots Gary Woodland (72) and Doug Ghim (69).
In addition, the number 1 in the world ranking, Scottie Scheffler, suffered the ax halfway through the competition. His total of 145 (5) was largely insufficient to play the last 36 holes.
Among the Canadians, Nick Taylor (68) and Corey Conners (73) will continue their journey this weekend. They are part of a group of competitors in the 49th echelon at 145 (3). For his part, Mackenzie Hughes (73) will have to pack up because of his record of 149 (9).