Seamus Power is targeting a four-round total somewhere in the 20s under-par in his bid to capture a maiden PGA Tour title at the Barbasol Championship.
The West Waterford swinger added a four-under 68 to his opening 65, reaching the clubhouse within one-shot of the lead then held by American Ryan Armour before JT Poston leapfrogged him to hold the halfway lead atop the board at 13-under par, two clear of Power.
Although Power couldn’t quite repeat the fireworks of his day one birdie haul, he was pleased to trade five birdies and one bogey in another powerful effort, moving to 11-under par knowing that he’ll likely need to double that tally to be in with a title chance come close of play Sunday.
“Staying aggressive,” Power said of his plan for the weekend. “What am I, 11-under? You’re not winning anything at 11-under. I mean, you know you’re going to have to go well up into the 20s. So I’ll do a little bit of practice here and try to get the game sharp to go at some pins tomorrow.”
Projected to rise some 12 places to 111th on the Fedex standings, Power comes in off the back of five top-20 finishes on the Tour, boasting three top-10s with his form showing no signs of stopping as he goes in search of a maiden win.
“Yeah, confidence is high,” Power said. “I’ve been playing some nice golf.
“I knew the game was in good shape and I had to wait for the summer to kind of get my opportunities, so it was a little frustrating earlier in the season, but it is what it is.
“That’s what this category, that was always going to be the kind of status to play, so hopefully kind of keep it going here into the rest of the summer.”
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