Max McGreevy takes clubhouse helm in rainy Kentucky

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PGA Tour rookie Max McGreevy holds the clubhouse lead Saturday just holes away from his third round after a rain-shortened day at the Barbasol Championship in Nicholasville, Ky.

The event was marred by massive delays on Friday and Saturday.

About 2 1/2 inches of rain fell on Keene Trace Golf Club on Saturday, causing a delay of five hours and 28 minutes. This followed more than five hours late on Friday due to heavy fog and rain.

McGreevy shot 63 in the second round and was 1 under through three holes to start his third when play was suspended due to darkness. No player has completed the third round.

McGreevy is 17 under, one stroke ahead of Germany’s Matti Schmid and Canada’s Adam Svensson. Portugal’s Ricardo Gouveia is 15 under solo fourth while three other players are three strokes behind at 14 under.

McGreevy took advantage of the mild conditions to card 10 birdies against a bogey for his second round 63.

“I don’t know if I’ve put together 10 birdies in a tournament in the last two weeks, so to do it in one round, no matter how easy the course was, was really good,” McGreevy said.

“I haven’t played well in a long time, so I’m just enjoying the moment right now, enjoying the good golf,” McGreevy added. “It’s been difficult the last two, three months. It sounds like a lot of hard work, so it feels like hard work pays off. In a way, live in the moment and just enjoy good golf.

Scott Brown hit the 16th hole for 191 yards, scoring his seventh hole-in-one on the tour, the third-highest (since 1983).

Round 3 is scheduled to resume at 7:45 a.m. Sunday. Departure times for the final round are scheduled between 10 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. approximately.

–Field level media

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