Valero Texas Open 2013: Day 2 Leaderboard Analysis, Highlights and More

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Valero Texas Open 2013: Day 2 Leaderboard Analysis, Highlights and More
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After two days at the 2013 Valero Texas Open, Billy Horschel has the lead with an eight-under-par 136.

Daniel Summerhays, Charley Hoffman and Steven Bowditch are tied for second place at six-under 138, while Mr. Rory McIlroy closed strong on Friday to get within reach.

Ben Curtis, the defending champion at the tournament, has a one-over 145 through two days.

Read on for an updated leaderboard, as well as a recap and video highlights of Day 2 at TPC San Antonio.

 

Position Player Score
1 Billy Horschel -8
T2 Charley Hoffman -6
T2 Steven Bowditch -6
T2 Daniel Summerhays -6
T5 Brendon de Jonge -5
T5 Jim Furyk -5
T5 K.J. Choi -5
T5 Retief Goosen -5 
T5 Ben Kohles -5
T5 Rory McIlroy -5

*Lee Janzen also has a -5. Check out PGATour.com for the complete leaderboard.

 

Horschel entered the Valero Texas Open ranked 132nd in the world. He's scored a four-under 68 in each of his first two rounds at TPC San Antonio.

The 26-year-old had two bogeys in his first four holes on Friday, but he responded with six birdies down the stretch.

Horschel has made the cut in all nine of his PGA Tour events this year, including two Top 10 finishes. He placed second at the Houston Open in March. He had two Top 10 finishes in 17 PGA Tour events last year.

Summerhays entered the tournament ranked 248th in the world. The 29-year-old notched three bogeys on Friday, but he also registered six birdies.

Summerhays has made the cut in five of nine PGA Tour events this year, with no Top 10 finishes. Last year, he made the cut in 15 of 26 events, with four Top 10 finishes.

McIlroy was one of the big movers on Friday. The world No. 2 shot even par on Thursday but posted a five-under 67 on Day 2. He closed strong, finishing with three consecutive birdies. He now sits three strokes back from the lead.

McIlroy has had a rough start to the 2013 season by his standards. He has one Top 10 finish in four PGA Tour events this year (he had 10 in 16 events in 2012) and he's coming off a 45th-place finish at the Houston Open. He also made headlines when he walked off the course during Day 2 at the Honda Classic.

This is the first career appearance for the 23-year-old at the Valero Texas Open.

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Billy Horschel is playing well so far in 2013.

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Hoffman, ranked 153rd in the world, was also one of the big movers on Friday. He registered a five-under 67 for the day for a score of six-under 138 through two rounds. He notched six birdies and one bogey on Day 2.

Hoffman placed 13th at the Valero Texas Open last year and second at the tournament in 2011.

K.J. Choi, ranked 83rd in the world, also posted a five-under 67 on Friday. He was very consistent, notching five birdies and no bogeys. That included a birdie on each of his last two holes. The 42-year-old has one Top 10 finish so far this year (Farmers Insurance Open). He missed the cut at the Valero Texas Open last year.

Jim Furyk has a five-under 139 through the first two days. He posted a two-under 70 on Friday, with three birdies and one bogey. The veteran didn't play at the Valero Texas Open last year.

 

Highlights

Rory McIlroy nailed a 21-foot putt for birdie on hole No. 2 on Friday.

Martin Flores currently sits seven strokes back from the lead, but he made a fantastic 38-foot putt for eagle on hole No. 14.

Ricky Barnes needed to sink a 69-foot putt to par hole No. 13, and that he did.

Johnson Wagner made an incredible shot on hole No. 5, nailing a 56-yard pitch shot for eagle.

 

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