Greenbrier Classic: Matt Every Takes Advantage of Scoring Chances in Second Round

By Carl Conrad
Matt Every Greenbrier Classic
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Matt Every’s 62 was the low score of the second round at the Greenbrier Invitational and was just enough to put him into the lead heading into the weekend. He’s one shot clear of Daniel Summerhays and Bill Lunde. First round co-leaders Johnson Wagner and Tommy Gainey are tied for second and seventh places, respectively.

“I played really well tee-to-green, finally made some putts,” said Every. “I haven’t made anything all year and it just finally happened today. Been waiting for it.” Every certainly wasn’t joking when he said that he made some putts – he needed only 26 total putts in the second round. When a course provides as many scoring opportunities as The Old White TPC does, you have to be strong on the greens in order to capitalize on scoring chances.

Every has made the cut in half of his events this year and has two top 10 finishes. He’s actually off of the pace he set last year when he had six top 10 results in 25 events, including two seconds and a third. He is still having a respectable season, however, sitting at 104th in the FedEx Cup standings and 138th in the world. If he stays near the top of the leaderboard in West Virginia this week it will go a long way towards moving him up in both standings.

There is obviously a lot of golf left to be played and the leaderboard is very crowded – there are 33 golfers within five shots of the lead. With plenty of scoring chances out there on moving day, my guess is that there will be a bit of a shakeup in the leaders heading into the final round.

Carl Conrad is the Senior Golf Writer for Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.

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