Patrick Reed leads through 36 at Humana
BY Bruce Young | US PGA Tour | 2014 Humana Challenge partnered with Clinton Foundation | Round Two | 18 Jan 2014
An amazing seventeen birdies, one eagle and one bogey in his first 36 holes of the Humana Challenge in La Quinta in California has given 23 year old Patrick Reed the lead in the event with one round to play before the cut is made.
The event, played over three separate courses in rotation over the first three days, is played in the pro am format initially
Reed, now into his second full season on the PGA Tour is chasing his second victory after winning the Wyndham Championship last year in a rookie season where he won nearly US$2 million.
Reed’s regular caddie, his wife Justine is expecting the couple’s first child so he has his brother-in-law on the bag this week at present keeping the role in the family.
Reed leads by two over Brendan Todd who regained his PGA Tour status when finishing runner-up at the Web.Com Tour Championship last year.
Ryan Palmer is alone in 3rd position with Charley Hoffman 4th.
The leading Australian is Matt Jones who is playing his first event of the year after an outstanding season in 2013. Jones is currently tied for 8th position although seven shots from the lead of Reed.
Stuart Appleby is 22nd and Steve Bowditch is 63rd although they and the other Australians below them still have one round to chase of place in the final round field.