Castro Handles Pests, Keeps Sanderson Lead
Roberto Castro went to school at Georgia Tech, a school whose mascot is the yellow jacket.
On Friday at the Sanderson Farms Championship, one of said mascots decided to give him a “kiss” for good luck.
Castro overcame the insect sting to shoot a 67, upping his lead to four strokes at the Country Club of Jackson.
A lengthy rain delay saw a host of players unable to even start their rounds, let alone finish them.
Castro enjoyed his second straight bogey-free round, notching three birdies and an eagle 2 on the par-4 No. 9.
He leads by four strokes over fellow American Bryce Molder, who finished hs round, as well as Jhonattan Vegas and D.J. Trahan, who are both through 16 holes of the second round.
Four more players still on the course are five strokes back at 10-under, including American Patrick Rodgers, who is at 8-under for the round through 17 holes with nine birdies and a bogey.
Rodgers jumped from 61st to tied for fifth over the course of the red-hot round.