Needing a win on the PGA Tour before August to secure a spot in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, 19-year-old Jordan Spieth will take a share of the lead into the weekend at the 2013 AT&T National at the Congressional Golf Club along with Roberto Castro at -7.
Spieth, who made the decision to leave the University of Texas after his freshman year entered the PGA Tour at the start of the season with no status and has been rewarded already earning a temporary membership for the rest of 2013 as well as securing his card for next year.
But next on his agenda is to qualify for the FedEx Cup Playoffs which begins at The Barclays Championship on August 22. Although he has earned enough prize money to qualify, Spieth isn’t a full PGA Tour member and the only way to secure one this year is to win a tournament.
After hitting all 18 greens on Friday en-route to a bogey free round of -5, it’s beyond reach for Spieth with two rounds left to play.
“It’s a great position to be in,” Spieth told PGATour.com “I’m not in a position where I need to fight for a tie for 13th and earn X. I’m able to get out here and go for some more pins and to try and get the win.”
Sharing the lead with Spieth is Roberto Castro who shot a 2-under round of 69 on Friday, which included two straight birdies to close out the front nine on 8 and 9.
Play was suspended at 2:44 pm ET as storms rolled through the area. Play will resume early on Saturday morning before the 36-hole cut is made, with the projected cut currently at 2-over par.