The Commercial Appeal

Castro leads by two at Congressio­nal


Roberto Castro ran off three straight birdies late in his round for a 5-under 66, giving him the lead at Congressio­nal on Thursday in the AT&T National at Bethesda, Md.

“There’s not many good breaks or bad breaks to be had out there,” Castro said. “If you drive it in the rough, you drove it in the rough. If you hit it in the fairway, you can go from there.”

Billy Horschel began his day with a 50-foot birdie putt, added a pair of birdies over the next three holes and hung on for a 68. That was the best score among the early starters. Bud Cauley and Graham DeLaet each had a 68 in the afternoon.

The eight players at 69 included Jim Furyk, 19-year-old Jordan Spieth and Brandt Snedeker.


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