Slocum, Langley share Wyndham lead
Americans Heath Slocum and Scott Langley currently share the lead in the PGA Wyndham Championship heading into the third round at Sedgefield Country Club on Saturday.
The pair is tied for ten under, after carding identical five-under-par -65’s in the opening two rounds in Greensboro, North Carolina.
While they may be tied on the leaderboard, Slocum has extra motivation to win the tournament.
He’s currently ranked 158th on the Fedexcup points table and needs to move into the top 125 to qualify for the play-offs. Langley is currently 81st with his spot in the play-offs guaranteed.
”I came into this week trying to create a little bit of momentum for me to see whether I could somehow get myself into the playoffs or the (Web.com) finals,” Slocum told Golfchannel.com.
On Friday he carded seven birdies and will significantly improve his chances of making the play-offs if he continues in the same way.
”It was a good stretch, and obviously at this point, you’re going to need a lot,” he said.
“You’re going to have to have some of that to keep yourself in contention and go for it.”
Slocum will win his fifth ever PGA Tour victory, and his first since the McGladrey Classic in 2010, if he can move ahead of Langley and stay ahead of the rest of the field.
Americans Brian Stuard, Nick Watney and Andrew Svoboda are currently tied for third with Scotland’s Martin Laird on nine under.
Laird birdied seven and bogied three to follow up his first round 65 with a 66 in the second.
Laird and Svoboda will the third-last to tee off, with Stuard and Watney next and Slocum and Langley will last.
The final round of Wyndham Championship takes place on Sunday.
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