Steve Schneiter of Sandy, Utah, is the clubhouse leader at the 63rd annual Arizona Open at The Golf Club Scottsdale after Friday’s second round.
Schneiter, who captured this event in 2004, followed a first-round 66 with a 2-under-par 70 for a two-day total of 136.
One group remained on the course and could not finish play due to darkness.
It will resume play this morning at 7:30 a.m. and the cut to the top 60 golfers and ties will be made prior to final round action.
One shot back is first-round leader Mikkel Reese of Maricopa, who shot a 72 after yesterday’s 65. He’s joined in second place by Julien Trudeau of Tempe, who fired a three-under-par 69.
Four golfers are three shots off the pace: Kent Eger of Scottsdale, Tucson’s Brandon Smith, Tom Kalinowski of Scottsdale, and Paul Trittler of Cave Creek.
Stephen Miller fired a hole-in-one on the 211-yard, par-3 16th hole.
Blustery conditions plagued golfers during first-round action, but the weather was more accommodating during the second round.
Overcast skies and cooler temperatures are forecast for today’s final round.
ARIZONA STROKE PLAY
Canadian Michael Knight shot a 1-under 71 and Michael Wog II from Tucson carded a 3-under 69 to post two-day totals of 1-under 143 to take the clubhouse lead by two strokes over Chandler’s Bryan Hoops when second-round play was suspended due to darkness at the 34th Arizona Stroke Play Championship at Desert Mountain’s Outlaw Course.
Following today’s second round, the field will be cut to the low 60 and ties.
ASU’s Nick Carlson, who had a one-shot lead after the weather-delayed first round concluded on Friday, posted a 3-over 75 and is tied for fourth place.