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Extraordinary EXUMA, Bahamas – Playing out of the Major Medical classification this season, Dan McCarthy posted a faultless 6-under 66 to move into sole ownership of the lead part of the way through the second round of The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay. The 32-year-old from Syracuse, New York is 8-under for the competition, two in front of Rhein Gibson and Mark Anderson.
Second-round play was suspended at 5:32 p.m. nearby time with a large portion of the field still on the green. Play will continue Monday morning at 7:30 a.m.
As the breeze got in the Caribbean, McCarthy’s diversion thrived. The previous Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada alum recorded six birdies and no intruder to post one of two imperfection free adjusts in the primary influx of the second round. The feature of Sunday came at the tenth gap where McCarthy contributed to touch off his surge up the leaderboard.
“That was presumably the greatest, most vital extend in that spot,” said McCarthy, about his four birdies in succession to begin his back nine. “I was dead to rights down there and I left away with a three. I sensed that I was taking a shot or two on the field there.”
After a performance fourth execution in Exuma last season, McCarthy was situated well inside the best 25 on the cash list. He kept up his remaining for four occasions until the point when he endured wrist damage that sidelined him for over five months.
“I’ve never experienced anything like that in all my years,” said McCarthy, who had an incomplete tear in his correct wrist. “It was the most disappointing thing I’ve experienced in my profession.”
McCarthy, who handed professional over 2007, overwhelmed the Mackenzie Tour in 2016 winning four times on his way to an Order of Merit title and Player of the Year respects. He conveyed that energy into his first Web.com Tour season completely absolved and was compelled to take a break from the amusement.
“It required a long time to get the correct determination which was disappointing,” said McCarthy. “I didn’t realize what was happening. I got a considerable measure treatment for a couple of months in succession that didn’t do anything.”
With his wrist resting easy, McCarthy could come back to activity in the mid year, yet never found the enchantment he had amid his memorable Mackenzie Tour season. Despite the fact that McCarthy had surgery and experienced recovery to fortify his wrist, the previous Le Moyne College graduate is as yet defensive of his recently repaired joint.
“I’ve been extremely mindful in the offseason with my training and exercises to ensure I don’t reinjure it,” he said. “This is something I will dependably be touchy to going ahead.”
Regardless of what the result is toward the finish of the week, McCarthy is eager to contend on Tour this season.
“I’m to a great degree eager to be back playing,” he said. “It places things in context when you can’t do the thing you adore most.”