Watson shares U. S. Senior Open lead
Tom Watson withstood the scorching heat to shoot a one- under 69 Friday, f inishing in a three- way tie atop a bunched leaderboard after the second round of the U. S. Senior Open at Sacramento.
The 65- year- old Watson was joined at f ive- under 135 for the championship by Jeff Maggert and Peter Fowler. Maggert shot a 65 and Fowler a 66 in their morning rounds.
Watson made four birdies and three bogeys at Del Paso Country Club, where the temperature soared above 100 degrees. Watson is trying to become the oldest winner of the event, the oldest to win a senior major and the oldest to win on the Champions Tour.
“The illusion that I can still do it,” Watson responded, when asked what keeps him playing competitive golf.”
Rocco Mediate, who is at two under after a secondround 66, said of Watson’s play: “Not surprising. I don’t know what else to say about it. He’s got very much control of his golf ball.” Travelers
Bubba Watson shot a three- under 67 to maintain a two- stroke lead after the second round of the Travelers Championship at Cromwell, Conn. Watson had three birdies in a bogey- free morning round to enter weekend play at 11- under 129. Brian Harman birdied two of his final three holes during an afternoon round of 65 to join Brian Stuard and Carl Pettersson at nine under. LPGA
Mi Jung Hur birdied her final five holes to reach eight under and top the leaderboard in the LPGA Tour’s rain- hampered NW Arkansas Championship. Hur completed 14 holes before play was suspended because of darkness at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Ark. Azahara Munoz birdied six of eight holes in a sixunder 65 for a share of the clubhouse lead. Munoz was tied with Brittany Lincicome and Anna Nordqvist.
Top- ranked Inbee Park had a 69, and defending champion Stacy Lewis was four under with three holes left. International
Spain’s Rafa CabreraBello shot a 67 to take a onestroke lead at 12- under 132 after the second round of the BMW International Open at Munich. German star Martin Kaymer missed the cut with rounds of 72 and 71.