Paramus, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Defending champion Adam Scott and Cameron Tringale were able to break away from the pack Friday and they share the second-round lead heading into the weekend at The Barclays.
Scott posted a 6-under 65 on Friday to jump into a tie for first with Tringale, who fired a 3-under 68 at Ridgewood Country Club. The duo holds a 1- shot lead at 8-under 134 through 36 holes.
Since winning this event last year to kick off the FedExCup playoffs, Scott has one victory at the Crowne Plaza Invitational earlier this year. Tringale, who disqualified himself from the PGA Championship last week, is still seeking his first win on the PGA Tour.
Jim Furyk headlines a group of three players tied for third at minus-7. Furyk (69) was joined there by Kevin Chappell (67) and Brendon Todd (69).
First-round leader Bo Van Pelt settled for an even-par 71 on Friday and he remained at minus-6 through 36 holes. Along with Van Pelt, Henrik Stenson (64), Jason Day (64), Kevin Na (66), Ernie Els (68) and Russell Knox (69) are all tied for sixth.
Starting the day one shot back of the lead, Hunter Mahan (71), who is the only player to compete in all 29 FedExCup playoff events, is tied for 12th with Patrick Reed (66), Erik Compton (69) and Paul Casey (71) at 5-under.
Following a disappointing, 3-over 74 in the opening round, world No. 1 Rory McIlroy, this year's Open Champion and PGA Championship winner, rebounded with a 6-under 65 to vault into a tie for 27th at 3-under 139.
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