The Lake Eureka Course can be one of the most daunting courses on tour between the natural OB on the lake and the OB ropes on nearly every other hole on the course, scoring can be tricky depending on the conditions. Yesterday tested many of the top pros in the sport but today provided better scoring conditions, and the players took full advantage of the situation.
On one of the earlier cards of the day, Nikko Locastro carded one of the two -10 rounds for the day, moving up 34 spots into a tie for fifth at the end of the day, placing him on top of the chase card tomorrow. Par Save Productions filmed Nikko's card, and it should be available to view early next week (with Nikko providing commentary).
Also carding a -10 was Cameron Colgazier. Cam is no newcomer to the lead card at Ledgestone. In fact, his -3 performance in day one was uncharacteristic for his typical play at Lake Eureka. Cam was able to keep things in the fairway and will be playing on the lead card on day three at the Ledgestone Insurance Open presented by Discraft.
Kevin Jones started the day -5 thru 5 but was unable to keep things going down the stretch. Soon after Kevin began his tear, he vaulted into first place and even returned to that position briefly after his double bogey run on holes six and seven. Ultimately Kevin struggled to keep things going, having a rough time on hole thirteen where he landed a triple bogey eight. Kevin finished the day T19 and will look to clean up all of his bogey strokes during moving day at Lake Eureka tomorrow.
The story of the day though came from A. J. Risley. A. J. started the day in second place, tied with Chris Dickerson at -8. After carding a double bogey on hole two, A. J. showed he does not waffle under pressure and jumped on the birdie train. A. J. birdied eight of his next ten holes in route to his sole possession of the lead. A. J. had to scramble to save bogey on the difficult hole thirteen, but he moved on and began to spread on the birdies like butter down the stretch to ensure he will be sitting on top going into day three.
A. J. is not only leading the tournament, but he is also leading in several Udisc stats as well. Most notably, A. J. is 100% in Circle One putting along with first place stats in Circle One in Regulation and Circle Two in Regulation. A. J. used all of these stats to end up joining Cam and Nikko as one of only three players to card a -10 today. That is what it takes to be on top of a Pro Tour event, and A. J. will look to stay that way during moving day tomorrow.
Make sure you tune in to watch the round three coverage of the Ledgestone Insurance Open presented by Discraft starting at 3 PM ET for the FPO division and 4:15 PM ET for the MPO division. If it is as exciting as today, you will want to tell your friends and not miss out!
Article written by DGPT VP of PR Seth Fendley
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