Scottie Scheffler is currently ranked 45th in the world, but if all events were held at Maridoe Golf Club, just outside Dallas, he might be battling for the top spot.
For the second time in a month, PGA Tour rookie Scheffler is holding off a strong field, posting a 68 on Wednesday to lead the second version of the Maridoe Samaritan Fund Invitational after two rounds. The entire leaderboard is posted here.
Scheffler, a University of Texas product, used birdies on two of the final three holes to post a two-round total of 9-under, but he had to sweat out his lead a little as another Longhorn — current sophomore Parker Coody — birdied four of the final six holes.
Coody’s in a tie for second with Korn Ferry Tour player Stephan Jaeger as both have posted two-day scores of 134. Jaeger round was the best in tournament history at Maridoe, as he had four straight birdies on Nos. 9 through 12, and finished the day with a 64.
Brandon Wu, who came out hot with a 67 in Tuesday’s opening round, is alone in third at 7-under, while former Wake Forest standout Will Zalatoris is three off the leaders.