The wind and the rain arrived Friday, perhaps a prelude to a nasty weekend. Leave it to a pair of Texans — Jimmy Walker and Jordan Spieth — to thrive at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Walker made some tough par saves and wound up bogey-free at Spyglass Hill with a 3-under-par 69. Spieth was down the coast at Monterey Peninsula.
They were tied for the lead going into the third round, one shot to par ahead of Hunter Mahan.
The slight advantage would go to Walker, who was at 9-under 135. Already a two-time winner this season, Walker next goes over to Monterey Peninsula, the easiest of the three courses in the rotation. Spieth was at 9-under 134 and headed to Pebble Beach, which can be brutal in nasty weather.
Mahan had a 68 at Spyglass Hill. He was at 8-under 136.
Andrew Loupe, who has missed every cut in his rookie season, followed his 63 at Monterey Peninsula with a 73 at Pebble Beach, which played to an average of 74.1, about 2½ strokes more than Thursday. He was at 7-under 136 and plays Spyglass on Saturday.
Phil Mickelson finished off his 66 at Monterey on Friday morning, and then got an early indication at Pebble Beach that he might be in for a long day. He three-putted from 5 feet above the hole on the par-5 second for a double bogey. A three-putt bogey on the 18th at Pebble gave him a 73. He was at 4-under 139.
D.A. Points was disqualified for using a training device while waiting to play the 18th hole. Points shot 75 and was tied for 60th.
Champions — Michael Allen matched the Champions Tour record with a 12-under 60 in the Allianz Championship in Boca Raton, Fla., finishing the first round with an eagle and 10 birdies and a five-stroke lead. Allen, 55, became the ninth player in the 35-year history of the 50-and-over tour to shoot 60 and the first to accomplish the feat on a par-72 course.
‘‘The story of my career — almost,’’ said Allen, winless in 369 starts on the PGA Tour.
European LPGA — Eight-time winner and defending champion Karrie Webb was disqualified from the Australian Ladies Masters in Gold Coast for signing an incorrect scorecard after the second round.
Cheyenne Woods and Stacy Lee Bregman both followed first-round 69s with 6-under second rounds of 67 to lead by a shot at 10-under 136.
Webb signed for a second-straight 1-over 74 which would have made the cut. , signing for par on the 12th when she had made bogey
European — Edoardo Molinari (68) and Craig Lee (67) shared the halfway lead at the Joburg Open in Johannesburg at 11 under, while David Horsey charged into contention with a 63 to sit a shot off the pace.