Landry falls to 10th after 2nd-round 70

Published 7:24 pm Saturday, July 29, 2017

If Andrew Landry is to win for the second time this season on the Tour, and pad his lead on the money list, he will have to do it coming from behind during a 36-hole finale Sunday in the Digital Ally Open.

Landry, the first round leader, tumbled into a tie for 10th after a one-under-par 70 on the Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate in Overland Park, Kansas. He’s four shots off the pace of David Skinns, who added a 64 to his first-day 65 for a 13-under par total of 129.

Two players are a stroke back at 130, two more are at 131 and four are in the clubhouse with 132. A total of 21 players are within five shots of the lead. With 36 holes left, even players farther back have a realistic shot.

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Landry’s 70 paled in comparison to Friday’s 63, but it looked pretty good after he stumbled out of the starting gate three over on the first three holes. Two of the dropped shots came when he made a double-bogey 7 on the par-5, third hole.

The Port Neches-Groves ex played the final 15 holes in four under to stay within sight of the leaders. He started turning things around with a birdie 3 on the par-4 sixth, then birdied both par-5s on the back, as well as the par-4 16th.

Landry’s charge to get to 70, came on a day when par was being shredded by many in the field. Fifteen players shot 66 or better, with two at 63, five at 64, three at 65 and five at 66.