Ben Crane Tops The Leader Board at The 2022 Butterfield Bermuda Championship

The second round of the 2022 Butterfield Bermuda Championship was suspended by darkness at 7:01 p.m. with Jarryd Dillas and Tano Goya left to finish at Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton today. The second round will finish tomorrow morning at 9:15 a.m. and the third round will then begin at approximately 10:30 a.m. with players going off split tees in threesomes. The cut line will be at -6.

Saturday’s third round is Family Day presented by Butterfield and Mastercard

Leader in the Clubhouse

Ben Crane (-14, 128) is the leader at the halfway point of the tournament, setting a new tournament record for low 36-hole scoring with rounds of 66-62. The previous low 36-hole record was -11, 131, set by Harry Higgs, Brendon Todd and Scottie Scheffler in 2019 and tied by Taylor Pendrith last year.

Crane, who started on #10, carded nine birdies and an eagle to go with two bogeys. He also tied the tournament record for lowest front nine score with a 29, carding five birdies and an eagle from Holes 1-7.

First round leader Austin Smotherman, Adam Schenk, Aaron Baddeley, Robby Shelton and Ben Griffin are all in a five-way tie for 2nd place at -13, 129, one stroke behind Crane.

Two strokes back of the lead are Seamus Power, Kevin Yu, Zecheng Dou, Dylan Wu and Nico Echavarria, all at -12, 130.

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Jarryd Dillas will finish his round Saturday morning at 9:15 a.m. but will miss the cut. His opening round 69 was the lowest score posted by a Bermudian competing in the tournament historically. Fellow Bermudians Nick Jones (+5, 71-76=147) Michael Sims (+1, 73-70=143) and Kim Swan (+28, 89-81=170) all competed but will not make the weekend.

Former Champ in the Field

2020 Butterfield Bermuda Championship winner Brian Gay shot a -5, 66 to sit four shots back at -10, 66-66=132. Playing in every tournament so far, he has now posted rounds under-par in 13 of his 14 rounds with a lone 75 in the first round of 2021.

Déjà Vu All Over Again

Brian Gay will be one of only four players to have made the cut in every Butterfield Bermuda Championship. He is joined in the club by Russell Knox, Denny McCarthy and Seamus Power.

Field Update

Tommy Gainey withdrew after the first round. He opened with a +1, 72.

Saturday is Family Day

Saturday’s third round is Family Day presented by Butterfield and Mastercard. There will also be live entertainment from Devils Isles Audio at the Goslings Fan Oasis from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Pairings Guide

The public can access a free digital fan guide available at The Official Butterfield Bermuda Championship Pairings Guide includes daily pairings, a course map, a schedule of events and more.


Tickets are available on the tournament website at

Longtail Club tickets allow access to the Longtail Club, the Digicel Business Ocean Club and the tournament grounds. Every guest, including youth over the age of 2, must have a Longtail Club ticket to enter the Longtail Club. “Working badges” are a credential for designated staff members for the day; this is not an extra guest ticket.

Digicel Business Ocean Club tickets allow access to The Digicel Business Ocean Club and the tournament grounds. The arrival procedure is similar to that of Longtail and is day specific. Upon arrival at the Digicel Business Ocean Club, a volunteer at the entrance will scan the ticket and provide a hospitality wristband which will grant your readmission into the hospitality area.

General Admission Tickets – provide access to the tournament grounds. Each ticket is day specific. All spectators require a ticket to enter; youth fifteen (15) and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult. Concession stands will be available on holes 14/18 and 16/17.


Valet Parking – Passes provide access to the Port Royal Golf Course. Each parking pass is designated by day and may only be used on the date specified. Please hang the Lot V valet pass on clear display in your windscreen to pass the security checkpoint at the main entrance of Port Royal Golf Course. From Lot V, guest vehicles will be valeted to an offsite parking lot. When ready to leave the course, return to Port Royal Golf Course parking lot, and your vehicle will be returned. Bikes may also be valeted; please display your valet parking pass in a visible location for ease of entry at Middle Road.

General Parking by Car or Electric Vehicle – Free parking is available at the White Hill Field lot located off Middle Road. Guests can board the complimentary shuttle, running continuously to and from Port Royal Golf Course.

General Parking by Bike – Free parking is available at Death Valley Field. Guests can walk directly into the tournament main entrance off the Port Royal Golf Course hole 2.

Stay Hydrated

Attendees can bring any empty refillable personal water container with them to the course. Water stations are positioned throughout the golf course. Aspen Bermuda Limited will giveaway 500 reusable water bottles daily at the entrance gate to promote single-use plastic awareness. In addition, the volunteer headquarters provide reusable water bottles to all Butterfield Bermuda Championship volunteers. Concession stands will also serve drinks in reusable cups rather than single-use plastic cups.

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