LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brett Stegmaier topped the leaderboard Friday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in only his fifth career start on the PGA Tour.
The 32-year-old former University of Florida player was 6 under for the round and 11 under overall with three holes left when second-round play was suspended because of darkness. He will resume play Saturday morning with a 14-foot birdie putt on the par-4 seventh.
“It was kind of downhill and the greens were bumpy,” Stegmaier said. “They’ll be better in the morning. It was a no-brainer.”
Stegmaier eagled the par-5 16th on his opening nine and had four birdies on the 15 holes he was able to finish at TPC Summerlin. He earned a tour card in the Web.com Tour Finals series.
“A month ago I wasn’t even guaranteed Web.com status for next year,” Stegmaier said. “Just kind of turned it on at the end of the year, figured a couple things out.”
Former UNLV player Chad Campbell was a stroke back along with Morgan Hoffmann and Tyler…