DeLaet once again in position for weekend run


IRVING, Texas – Since the beginning of last season, Graham DeLaet has a dozen top 10s, including three runners-up and a pair of third-place finishes.

So don’t expect him to feel too out of place after rounds of 68-66 to get into contention at the Byron Nelson Championship entering the weekend.

“Every time I've been in contention late in the weekend I feel like I've played pretty well, I haven't given anything away,” said DeLaet, who finished second in back-to-back weeks at Torrey Pines and Phoenix earlier this year. “It's just one of those things of getting one or two breaks, making a couple of long putts or chipping in and it's just one of those things.

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“I feel like it hasn't happened yet, but my patience is there, and I feel like I'm playing well enough. Coming into this week, I felt like my game was really close if I could just make some putts. I was able to do that for a couple of rounds and find myself in good shape.”

DeLaet’s 4-under 66 Friday included four birdies and no bogeys.

“It's just one of those courses that I look at it and it suits my eye,” he said. “Hopefully it can be a good weekend.”