Jesse Mueller Takes Clubhouse Lead in Round 2
Jesse Mueller from Phoenix took the second-round lead at the 2022 PGA Professional Championship through the morning wave with a four-under 67 on the Fazio Foothills course at Omni Barton Creek on Monday, backing up a four-under 66 in the first round to sit at eight-under par heading into the final two rounds. Mueller opened on the back nine, carding five birdies and two bogeys for a three-under 33. Then, in a repeat of his opening round, Mueller's played a clean front nine with one birdie to hold a one-shot lead.
Austin Hurt sits in second at seven-under par, posting a 68 at the Coore Crenshaw Cliffside course. The Seattle resident eagled the par 5 12th, alongside a birdie and bogey for his two under round. The course change brought a change in approach, as the birdies came in bunches yesterday for Hurt on the Fazio Foothills course Sunday. He posted eight birdies on his way to a five-under 65.
Casey Pyne from Greenwich, CT, started at five-under par, and maintained his momentum from Sunday with a three-under 33 on his opening side on the Fazio Foothills course Monday. Pyne’s closing nine ended at two-over after his first bogey of the week on his 28th hole, the 453-yard par 4 first, then posted a double bogey on the 493-yard par 4 eighth. He ended his second round with a birdie on the ninth to sit two off the lead.
John O’Leary and Jared Jones trail by three at five-under par, rounding out the four players within three of Mueller’s lead in the morning wave.