Jay Reynolds shot one over 73 to go with his first round 66 and maintain a one shot lead headed into the final round ofr the Bluebonnet Cup. Reynolds played steadily for the most part and tried to stay patient in the difficult conditions.
Chris Benestante moved into second place with an even par 72 that included a quadruple and double bogey along with some great putting that resulted in enough birdies to salvage a good round. Benestante has played well throughout the summer tournament schedule and recorded several top five finishes. He has a good chance to record a win.
Peach Reynolds posted 74 and is in third place two shots back of the leader and in position to win with a good round.
Wind, rain and cooler temperatures made scoring difficult and tested the patience of the entire field. Gene Black was the only player to break par and scores were significantly higher than the first round.
With the rain and wind, players hit tee shots off line and often found themselves looking for golf balls. As a result play slowed and patience was required for the entire field. One group reported finding 30 golf balls while looking for their own. And that was only on four holes.
The same group, while playing number eight waved the following group through as they searched for errant shots. As the following group played through, they hit errant shots and had to search for their golf balls. It took the initial group 30 minutes to play the hole and temporarily backed up the field.
In general, all the players were glad to finish the round and get out of the weather.