Former Wildcat Tied for Third in PGA Event

CROMWELL, Conn. – Former Kansas State men’s golfer Aaron Watkins sits in a six-way tie for third place at the PGA Tour’s Traveler’s Championship on TPC River Highlands as second-round play was suspended Friday due to inclement weather.


Watkins, who was able to finish Friday’s round, carded a 5-under par 65 on Thursday before turning in a 3-under par 67 in round two. Watkins, a native of Mesa, Ariz., and Colt Knost each finished their second round, while four other players were at 3-under without completing the second round before heavy rains entered the Cromwell, Conn., area.


Three of the six players tied for third with Watkins are ranked 70th or better, including David Toms, who is 14th in FedEx Cup points. No. 8 Kenny Perry leads the field at 11-under par 129, two shots ahead of Ryan Moore.


Watkins is essentially assured of making his fourth cut of the season in 10 tries. His best finish this season came at the Zurich Class of New Orleans when he tied for seventh after a four-round score of 11-under par 277.


The conclusion of the second round of the 2009 Traveler’s Championship will resume at 8 a.m. (ET) on Saturday. Round three will be played following the conclusion of the second round.


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