Players returned to Willow Creek Country Club on Saturday morning to resume the second round after play was suspended Friday due to inclement weather, but with more rain in the forecast it was a stop and go process.
The second round was completed at 7:30 PM ET after two weather delays. The cut was made at 1-under-par 143 and a total of 70 players survived the first 36 holes. The third round began shortly thereafter with just over an hour of daylight left on Saturday.
Arron Oberholser fired a second-round, 8-under 64 to grab a share of the lead at the halfway point. The 27-year-old started on the back nine and holed a wedge from 75 yards for eagle at the par-5 10th. At the 12th, Oberholser chipped in from off the green for his second eagle of the day and reached the green in two at the par-5 17th for another.
Oberholser had a shot at a fourth eagle at the par-5 first, but he settled for birdie.
'I had a makeable chip on the first hole, and I was really trying to make it,' said Oberholser, who won the Canadian PGA Championship in June. 'I was going for the fourth one and it just tailed off at the last second.'
Oberholser was joined atop the leaderboard by D.A. Points, Curt Byrum and Doug Barron at 9-under-par 135.
Jimmy Walker and Andy Miller were one shot back after 36 holes at 8-under-par 136.
Charles Warren, one of the many who began the third round Saturday, was through one hole before play was halted due to darkness. Warren birdied the par-5 first to move to 7-under for the tournament.
Jeff Klauk, Chris Couch, Omar Uresti and Scott Petersen were also at 7-under-par. Of the four, only Klauk was able to tee off before the third round was suspended.
The third round will resume Sunday at 9:45 AM ET with the fourth round scheduled to begin at 4:00 PM ET.
Ty Tryon, the 18-year-old PGA Tour player, who made his return to action this week after missing significant time with mononucleosis this summer, never recovered from an opening-round 79. He managed a 68 during the second round to miss the cut at 3-over-par 147.
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