Hoffman and Hubbard each had seven birdies and a bogey at Tahoe Mountain Club in the second of two straight U.S. events co-sanctioned by the DP World Tour.
Players receive eight points for an albatross, five for an eagle and two for a birdie. A point is deducted for bogey and three taken away for double bogey or worse.
Hoffman closed his afternoon round with a birdie on the par-4 9th. The 45-year-old former UNLV player has four PGA Tour victories.
“It’s just nice to be able to play golf,” said Hoffman, coming off a tie for 69th last week in the Scottish Open. “This year has been a tough year, with back issues. Back feels ok, so when it feels ok I want to play, so that’s why I’m playing. “
“I feel comfortable out here. I’m from Colorado. I’m good with elevation, went to school two hours from here, so it kind of feels like a home event, anyway.” -…