July 20, 2019

McGreevy on verge of breakthrough title in Guangzhou

Second Round – Partial Results

Guangzhou Open: For the complete leaderboard, click here

Pos.

Name

Scores

Current OOM**

1

Max McGreevy (U.S.)*

62-67—129 (-9)

3

T2

David Kocher (U.S.)

66-66—132 (-6)

1

T2

Brad Gehl (U.S.)*

64-68—132 (-6)

21

T2

Cyril Bouniol (France)*

64-68—132 (-6)

7

T2

Kenta Endo (Japan)*

66-66—132 (-6)

18

T2

Cheng Jin (China)*

68-64—132 (-6)

45

T2

Aaron Wilkin (Australia)*

64-68—132 (-6)

103

 

Trevor Sluman (U.S.)*

9-under through 14 

2

 

Frederick Wedel (U.S.)*

6-under through 15

42

 

Jeffrey Kang (U.S.)

5-under through 14

T157

 

Woojin Jung (South Korea)

5-under through 12

30

* Began on No. 10

** As of July 20

 

GUANGZHOU, China— American Max McGreevy is on the verge of getting his breakthrough victory in China after coming extremely close on multiple occasions. The former University of Oklahoma standout holds a two-shot overnight lead heading into Sunday at the Guanghzou Open, which was reduced to 54 holes after weather delays in the opening two days. The weather Saturday was no different, and after a full morning of golf, officials suspended play at 12:39 p.m. due to lightning in the area. Play didn’t resume until 5:15 p.m. After just under two hours of play, officials blew the horn at 6:51 p.m., due to darkness, with roughly a third of the players yet to finish their rounds at Nansha Golf Club.

McGreevy completed his remaining 13 holes of his second round Saturday morning to sign for a 2-under 67. Although not as impressive as his opening-round 62, McGreevy leads at 9-under, three shots ahead of six players who completed their rounds—David Kocher, Brad Gehl, Cyril Bouniol, Kenta Endo, Cheng Jin and Aaron Wilkin. American Trevor Sluman, who still has four holes remaining in his second round, is at 7-under and two back when officials halted play.  

It has been a strong season for McGreevy, with only a win missing from his resume. Through eight events, the 24-year-old sits third on the Order of Merit and has finished inside the top five on four occasions. He’s hoping this is the week he gets the job done.

“It’s been upsetting (to not win yet), and I got down in the dumps a little bit with a couple of my finishes because I’ve played so consistent, but Sunday has probably been my least-consistent day over here,” said McGreevy, who held the 54-hole lead at the Nantong Championship. “So, I just need to do the same thing that I do when I play well and just have fun and not put too much pressure on myself because that’s what makes it difficult. Hopefully we can take some pressure off and just get it rolling [Sunday].”