Andrade Feeling Better Still Leading


Billy Andrade maintained his one-stroke lead entering weekend play at the SEI Pennsylvania Classic.
Andrade shot 3-under 68 Friday. He stands at 8-under-par 134 through two rounds at the Waynesborough Country Club in Paoli, Penn.
Ian Leggatt is alone in second place. This years Tucson Open champion recorded five consecutive birdies on the back nine for a round of 6-under 65. The Canadian is currently 44th on the money list and is trying to crack the top 30 to qualify for the Tour Championship.
Thats the goal through the end of this year, thats what Im focusing on. The way Im playing I feel good about it heading to the end of the year, Leggatt said.
Andrade led through two rounds of last weeks Bell Canadian Open, but shot 70-73 over the final 36 holes to finish in a tie for 12th. Hes still seeking his first victory since the 2000 Invensys Classic at Las Vegas.
I just want to get ready to play tomorrow and try to get right in there and win this thing, Andrade said.
Im not getting myself into too much trouble. I think, you know, Im the bogey king. I can tell you how to make a bogey in a secondso Im very happy with where I stand.
The 15-year PGA Tour veteran recorded his first bogey of the tournament at the par-4 sixth, but came back with birdies on 7 and 9. He also birdied the third and 18th holes in round two.
In between the Canadian Open and this weeks event, Andrade made a pit stop at home, where he contracted a stomach virus.
My daughter was sick and my wife was sick. I went in for, you know, less than 48 hours and I took something with me, he said. Im fine. Its just my stomach is a little, you know, different types of foods arent agreeing with me.
But I feel a lot better today. Everyday Ive been feeling better and better.
Leggatt was feeling better and better as the second round progressed. After a bogey at the 11th, he made five straight birdies with all of the birdie putts from six feet and in.
He hit his tee shot on the 210-yard, par-3 17th to three feet, but missed what would have been six-in-a-row. He then missed an eight-footer for birdie at the par-5 last.
The greens got a little bit bumpy. I was fortunate enough to hit it real close there coming in ' that one on 17 kind of shook me up a little bit, a little poa annua hop there, and a little disappointing not birdieing the last, but Im happy with where Im at, Leggatt said.
Kenneth Staton (69) is in solo third place at 6-under. Brent Geiberger (68), Jeff Brehaut (68) and Donnie Hammond (69) are tied at minus 5.
Full-field scores from the SEI Pennsylvania Classic