Adam Schenk holds the lead with Tommy Fleetwood two strokes behind after second round at Valspar Championship |  Golf News

Going into the weekend on the Valspar Championship, Adam Schenk was seven beneath 135, one stroke forward of Kramer Hickok; Tommy Fleetwood, Jordan Spieth, Cody Gribble and Davis Riley are two behind Schenk after the primary two laps

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Highlights from day two of the Valspar Championship, going down in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Highlights from day two of the Valspar Championship, going down in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Adam Schenk scored beneath 69 to carry a one-stroke lead after the primary two rounds of Valspar’s championship on Friday.

Schenk birdied 4 occasions, all however one inside 10 toes, and completed with a bogey from the bunker earlier than 18 on the Copperhead course in Innisbrook.

After the 20-foot putt he made for par on the par-3 eighth, the 10-footer for par he made on the ten and the lengthy backwards and forwards for par on the par-5 11, it did not hassle him.

Adam Schenk exits the bunker (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Adam Schenk exits the bunker (AP Photograph/Mike Carlson)

“I typically really feel such as you… perhaps shoot 2 cents and you are like, ‘It might have been 6 or 7.’ However it actually could not have been higher with the variety of putts I’ve did,” he stated.

He was 7-under 135, one shot forward of Kramer Hickok, who had a 68.

Schenk is enjoying for his tenth straight week on the PGA Tour.

His work is much more targeted this 12 months as his spouse is anticipating their first little one, a boy, in simply over a month.

“Making an attempt to make as many factors as potential to take as a lot time as potential and spend time with him and my spouse, which can be very particular,” Schenk stated.

Fleetwood plays in a bunker (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Fleetwood performs in a bunker (AP Photograph/Mike Carlson)

He began his 12 months in Honolulu on the Sony Open and hasn’t had every week off since then, going to California and Arizona, and each cease on the Florida swing. He had made the lower in all however two of them and is No. 72 within the FedEx Cup.

Final week’s missed lower to the Gamers Championship might need helped.

“I used to be house for 3 1/2 days and did not hit any golf equipment,” Schenk stated. “I might have practiced, however the climate was so dangerous in Indiana, I actually could not. So, I went to Valspar on Tuesday afternoon and did a bit of observe, then I performed 9 holes after which we received into the pro-am and we went.”

Tommy Fleetwood was two shots behind the leader (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Tommy Fleetwood was two pictures behind the chief (AP Photograph/Mike Carlson)

Jordan Spieth can be a giant a part of the weekend, dropping a good quantity of drive with suspect quick irons. He nonetheless posted a 70 and was solely two strokes behind.

Tommy Fleetwood had a 69 and joined Spieth within the group two pictures behind with Cody Gribble (65) and Davis Riley (68), who misplaced within the playoffs to Sam Burns at Innisbrook final 12 months.

Burns, the two-time defending champion, is attempting to turn out to be the primary participant to win the identical match three consecutive years since Steve Stricker on the John Deere Basic (2009-11). He had a 73 and was seven strokes behind.

Justin Thomas had a 70 and was within the group at 3-under 139.

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