Adam Schenk shot a two-under-par 69 in the second round to earn a one-shot lead after 36 holes of the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida.Schenk sits at seven-under 135, ahead of Kramer Hickok (68 on Friday) by a stroke, while Jordan Spieth (70), Cody Gribble (65), Davis Riley (68) and Englishman Tommy Fleetwood (69) are two back at five-under.Ranked number 143 in the world, Schenk held a share of the first-round lead and added two quick birdies on his first two holes Friday.
He bogeyed the par-four third but recovered, adding two more birdies before carding a bogey on the par-four 18th."It couldn't have went a whole lot better," Schenk said of his round. "I feel like a lot of times you play a couple rounds of golf, maybe shoot two-under and you're like, it could have been six or seven.
But it really couldn't have been a ton better with the amount of putts I made."Schenk is hunting for the first PGA Tour victory of his career.
His best finish is a tie for third at the 2021 Shriners Children's Open. This is just the second time he's held a lead or co-lead through two rounds on tour.Hickok poured in five birdies with two bogeys on Friday to move up the leaderboard.Read more on rte.ie