Thats because Brett Quigley teed off early Friday at the En-Joie Golf Club and fired a 10-under-par 62. Quigley now stands at 15-under 129; three shots clear of his nearest competitors entering weekend play in Endicott, N.Y.
It was a big round for me because I finished with two bogeys yesterday, which upset me, said Quigley.
Mark Hensby (66) and Jonathan Kaye (65) are tied for second place at 12-under. Tryon is now in a tie for 19th place. He remains at 7-under following an even-par 72.
'I showed some stupidness out there,' said Tryon. 'I'm not mad or angry. I'm a little disappointed. It's just the way it goes. I go out there and birdie the first hole tomorrow and I'm right there.'
This is the second time the 17-year-old amateur has made the cut in a PGA Tour event; he did the same in this year's Honda Classic.
Fellow overnight co-leader Edward Fryatt (68) is in fourth place with Jim McGovern (66) at 11-under.
Eleven players have claimed their maiden PGA Tour title at the B.C. Open. Six of the top seven players through 36 holes this week have yet to win on tour. McGovern won the 1993 Shell Houston Open.
Starting at the 1st, Quigley made the turn in a rather routine 3-under-par 34. He then proceeded to record his second bogey of the day at the par-4 10th.
At 7-under-par for the tournament, Quigley would play his next eight holes in 8-under.
Quigley hit a 9-iron to six feet on the par-4 11th and made birdie. He sunk a 60-foot eagle putt on the par-5 12th. He stuck a 5-iron to three feet on the 212-yard par-3 14th; and followed that with a 10-foot birdie putt on the par-4 15th.
Quigley drove the 321-yard par-4 16th and sank the 35-foot putt for his second eagle in five holes. He concluded his scoring by draining another 35-foot putt, this time for birdie, on the par-3 17th.
Never thought Id shoot 62 with two bogeys, said Quigley. I was good about not thinking about the score today.
Quigley is tying to keep alive the Rhode Island wining streak. Quigley lives about two miles from Brad Faxon, who is the two-time defending champion of this event. Faxon is not going for a three-peat; rather, hes playing in The Open Championship.
Quigley has had a successful 2001 campaign. In addition to winning the Buy.Com Arkansas Classic, he finished tied for second at the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic and tied for fifth at the MasterCard Colonial to secure his 2002 PGA Tour card.
Im more relaxed on the course, said Quigley, who is currently 64th on the PGA Tour money list. Im trying to have more fun, not putting as much pressure on myself.
Full-field scores from the B.C. Open