Brendan Steele, the winner of the 2012 Valero Texas Open, leads this year's Valero Texas Open after shooting a two-under 70 in the second round at the AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio. At 10-under through two rounds, Steele matched the tournament's 36-hole low set by Ben Curtis in 2012.
"I definitely feel comfortable here, even other than the wind, I've had a couple of good results here," said Steele. "It's always nice to come back to a place you feel good at."
Nearly 80 players finished their first round on Friday morning, as Thursday's play was delayed and suspended by heavy rains and darkness. Though most players were able to conclude their second rounds, 23 players will have to wrap up on Saturday morning as play was again suspended for darkness.
Charley Hoffman, Stuart Appleby and Scott Langley are three shots off Steele, tied for second place at seven-under.
Patrick Reed, who finished his first round on Friday morning at seven-under, shot a one-over 73 in the second round. At six-under, he is four shots off the lead and tied for fifth.
Phil Mickelson, still seeking his first top-30 finish at the Valero Texas Open, sits at four-over through 36 holes. With the projected cut set at even par, Mickelson will not play the weekend.
Bryson DeChambeau, playing in his second tournament since turning professional, shot even par over 17 holes, putting him at two-over for the tournament. He is also expected to finish outside the cutline.