Kody King shot 72 to go with his first round 67 and leads the Bluebonnet Cup by one shot over Steve Paterson and two over Eric Garza and Jerry Thorn. King indicated that he hit the ball well but could not seem to hole putts like he did the first day when he shot 67. On Friday he had 11 putts on the back nine and Paterson had 12 and that is largely why they both shot 67. Saturday those putts did not want to go in.
Paterson shot two under 34 on the front nine and was poised to make a run on the back nine like he did during the first round when he shot 29 on the back. He played even par on the back through the 15th and was still at two under for the round. However his is round was derailed when he three putted number 16 and then dumped a ball in the water on the par three 17th, resulted in a double bogey. He parred 18 for a one over round of 73.
Eric Garza birdied 17 and 18 to post 70 and is tied for third at three under par with Jerry Thorn, who shot 72 to go with his first round 69.
Randy Reynolds, Chris Shive and Mike Allen are all at even par 144. Reynolds, who shared the first round lead at 67 did not fare as well Saturday and posted 77. Chive shot one under in the second round to go with a first round 73 whle Allen shot 70 to go with a first round 74.
Michael Rameriz posted the low round of the day with 69 and is at two under for the tournament. Rameriz's round included an unlikely eagle on the 12th when he holed a shot from a greenside bunker from a very difficult lie. Scott Bailey and Mike Allen, who played with Rameriz said it was one of the most impressive shots they have seen in a while because the ball was kind of stuck on the side wall of the bunker and Rameriz feet were above the ball. Of all the oucomes they envisoned, holing the shot for a three was not one of them. But the ball came out of the lie just like a standard explosion shot and rolled into the cup for a three and everyone kind of laughed and celebrated the excellent shot.
In the late afternoon the wind picked up as a weather cell passed by and that made the scoring more difficult for the later tee times.
The leaders tee off at 12:32 in the final round on Sunday.
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