The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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The Greenbrier Classic

July 4, 2014

Afternoon wave facing tough conditions again at Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — The Old White TPC is keeping it fair this week at the Greenbrier Classic.

A day after the morning wave produced great scores and the afternoon wave had the tougher conditions, the second round is looking to play the same way.

Today’s morning wave is where the top four players on the leaderboard are from.

Billy Hurley III is in the lead after a seven-under 63 pushed him to nine under.

“Seven birdies and no bogeys; always nice to play with no bogeys especially around here,” Hurley said.

Kevin Chappell and Hurley’s playing partner Chris Stroud are tied for second at eight under.

Chappell carded a five-under 65 — five birdies and no bogies — while Stroud shot a second-straight 66 — he had six birdies and two bogeys.

“The course has a great flow to it,” Chappell said. “I’m just at peace out there. All the running water and all the good scenery just puts me in a good spot.”

Troy Matteson had the best round of the day though.

He went from the bottom of the leaderboard to near the top after a nine-under 61.

As the afternoon wave is on their final nine holes, Will Wilcox is the only player in those pairings to be currently in the top five.

Wilcox, who started on No. 10, is four-under on the day and six-under total.

Patrick Reed, Steve Stricker, Charlie Beljan, Chris Kirk, Joe Durant and Brice Garnett are part of 10 players currently tied for sixth at five-under par.


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