BETHESDA, Md. – Just last month, Roberto Castro grabbed the opening-round lead at The Players Championship, only to shoot 78 the next day and fall out of contention.
After taking the first-round lead at the AT&T National, he was determined not to let it happen again.
Instead, Castro followed his 66 with a 2-under 69 on Friday that included three birdies and just one bogey.
“I probably learned a lot there,” Castro said of The Players, where he finished T-19. “Realized that one round doesn't mean anything, just got to keep going. And I was able to do that today.”
He was predictably happy with his 36-hole score.
“It feels good to play two rounds under par,” he continued. “It's a very hard golf course. I was over par both days kind of early but played a good round and hanging around even, it's nice to get under par. I feel good about two rounds in the 60s.”