Tom Lewis is three shots behind leader Adam Svensson after playing 14 holes in the second round of the Barbasol Championship; Bad weather delayed the tournament by more than five hours on Friday and the 76 players are still not finished; Steven Alker shares the top of the Senior Players Championship
Last updated: 09/07/22 8:10 am
England’s Tom Lewis took the lead three times after a second day of weather at the Barbasol Championships in Kentucky.
Dense morning fog and a midday thunderstorm delayed the game by more than five hours on Friday and the final game was halted due to darkness, leaving half the field unable to finish the second half.
Lewis shot six under through his 14 holes on the road for a total of 12 under.
The 31-year-old’s round highlight was an eagle in fifth par 5, where he hit his second shot at 10 feet and a more brilliant iron shot that set up a birdie in the sixth, eighth, 10th and 11th innings.
He overtook leader Adam Svensson by three shots, after the Canadian finished his round with a score of 5 under 67.
Svensson, 28, who led two after the first round, mixed seven birdies with two bogeys to move to 15-under 129.
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American Trey Mullinax is second on 13th after perfect golf with six birdies over 13 holes so far in his second round.
The match, hosted by the DP World Tour for the first time, will resume at 8:30 a.m. local time on Saturday at the conclusion of the second round. 76 players still have to complete their second round, with an expected limit of five under.
Alker holds the top spot in the Senior Players Championship
New Zealand’s Steven Alker, the money leader of the Charles Schwab Cup, enjoyed a devil-free Friday as his four under-66 dragged him into a four-way tie to take the lead in the half-finals. Bridgestone Senior Player Championship road in Akron, Ohio.
Alker, who turns 51 later this month, used three stretches from game 14 to bolster a steady second round and keep the Champions Tour rookie in contention for a fourth win of the season and the his second main match.
Alker’s score of 134 after 36 holes was compared with three others – Joe Durant, who shot 65 on Friday, Tim Petrovic (66) and Germany’s first-round lead Alex Cejka, who beat 70 a day After scoring 64 blisters to start the tournament.
Four other players share fifth place with five under: Steve Stricker (65), Woody Austin (66), David Toms (69) and Ernie Els (68) of South Africa.
Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez (68) is ninth out of four, while Darren Clarke (70) is level, one point ahead of Colin Montgomerie (70) and Paul Broadhurst (68).
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