Davis Riley moves to 10 under for Charles Schwab lead

Davis Riley moved up the leaderboard with a bogey-free, 6-under 64 on Friday to claim the second-round lead of the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas.

Riley enters the weekend at 10-under 130, two shots clear of the field. Hayden Buckley shot 65 to take sole possession of second place at 8 under.

South Korea’s Sungjae Im matched Riley for the low round of the day with a 64 and is in a tie at 6 under that also features Keegan Bradley (66) and Austria’s Sepp Straka (66).

Riley started his round on the back nine at Colonial Country Club, and five of his six birdies came in a six hole stretch between No. 15 and No. 2. He capped his scoring for the day by sticking his approach at the par-4 sixth hole 10 feet away, then draining the right-to-left putt.

Riley’s only win on the PGA Tour came last year at the Zurich Classic, the team event in New Orleans, alongside Nick Hardy. He missed seven of 14 cuts this year coming to Colonial.

Not far off the pace at 5 under is a group featuring Brian Harman and Tony Finau, each of whom shot 69 on Friday. Gary Woodland, the 2019 U.S. Open winner who is back on tour after surgery to remove a brain tumor, had the other 64 of the day and is tied at 4 under.

World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler was in danger of missing the cut after opening with a 2-over 72. He appeared back to his old self Friday, when he made four straight birdies amid a bogey-free 65 to get to 3 under for the week.

The projected cut late Friday evening was 2 over par. Notable players on track to miss the cut include Harris English (3 over), Camilo Villegas of Colombia (4 over) and Max Homa (7 over).

–Field Level Media