RENO, Nev. — Andrew Putnam took the lead Saturday within the Barracuda Championship, three factors forward of taking part in associate Sam Saunders within the PGA Tour’s solely modified Stableford scoring occasion.
Putnam had eight birdies and a bogey at windy Montreux Golf and Nation Membership, scoring 15 factors underneath the format that awards eight factors for albatross, 5 for eagle, two for birdie and nil for par, and subtracts some extent for bogey and three for double bogey or worse.
Chasing his first PGA Tour victory, the 29-year-old from Tacoma, Washington, had 38 factors total.
Saunders, Arnold Palmer’s grandson, eagled the par-5 13th and 18th in a 12-point spherical. He’s additionally winless on the tour.
Chad Campbell was third at 32 factors after a 22-point day. Shane Lowry eagled the final in an eight-point spherical to get to 30 factors.