Aaron Baddeley takes lead at Barracuda

Australian Aaron Baddeley has taken advantage of Ollie Schniederjans' late triple-bogey to take the lead after the second round of the Barracuda Championship, the PGA Tour's only modified Stableford scoring event.

Baddeley scored 12 points under the format that awards eight points for albatross, five for eagle, two for birdie and zero for par, and subtracts a point for bogey and three for double bogey or worse.

"It's a tough day today," Baddeley said after the round at Montreux Golf and Country Club in Nevada.

"The wind was really gusting and gusting in different directions. You really had to wait until it was your turn to hit, pick a club. Because it could be 15 downwind, switch and be 15 straight in to you. It was just crazy."

Baddeley has a 26-point total for a one-point lead over Schniederjans.

"My game's been pretty good," Baddeley said. "I haven't capitalised with the putter and just been working really hard on that. Been hitting the ball pretty solid this week. I'm hitting the ball well and making a few extra putts, which has been nice."

The 37-year-old Australian won the last of his four PGA Tour titles in 2016.

Schniederjans, the first round leader, fell back with the triple bogey in the tricky wind on the par-3 seventh - his 16th hole of the day.

"It's frustrating," Schniederjans said. "But everyone else who is out there this afternoon is dealing with it."

Sam Saunders, Andrew Putnam and John Merrick were tied for third with 23 points.

Saunders, Arnold Palmer's grandson, had a 13-point day with seven birdies and a bogey.