Scott Piercy Maintains Lead at the Safeway Open Through 36 Holes

After a rain delayed second round at the Safeway Open, which wrapped up this morning, Scott Piercy remains the leader at 15-under par.

The 37 year-old Piercy, while not lighting up the birdie board like he did on Thursday, was solidly consistent throughout his second round, carding 14 pars to go along with 3 birdies and an eagle.

Piercy is 3 strokes up on Johnson Wagner and Paul Casey, who both sit at 12-under par for the tournament.

Top 10

1 Scott Piercy -15
T2 Paul Casey, Johnson Wagner -12
4 Troy Merritt -11
T5 Martin Laird, Patton Kizzire -9
T7 Bill Haas, Derek Fathauer, Cody Gribble, Trey Mullinax -8

Notables Missing The Cut

(The cut line was 2-under par)
Bryson DeChambeau E
Daniel Summerhays E
Miguel Angel Carballo +1
Smylie Kaufman +2
Webb Simpson +3
Steven Bodwitch +13

Key To Success

The key to Piercy’s game during the rain-delayed second round was his consistency. The 35th ranked player in the world showed patience under less than ideal conditions, and was nearly flawless managing risk with reward, which produced no red numbers.

Through two rounds, Piercy’s game is all around solid, ranking 1st in Birdies (15), 6th in Greens In Regulation (30/36), and 3rd in Putts Per GIR (1.533).

His only weak spot has been with Driving Accuracy (57% – 16/28) but that’s been negatively impacted by the weather, where Piercy only managed to hit 50% of his targets in round two, 7 for 14. Through 36 holes, Piercy ranks 47th in the field, hitting just under 60% of his fairways (16/28).

Shot of the Day

On the 7th hole, a 221 yard par 3, Wee Kim hits his tee shot to within 6 inches of an Ace.

PGW Staff

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