Davies, John­son lead U.S. Se­nior Women

Orlando Sentinel - - GOLF / CYCLING / FOR THE RECORD -

WHEATON, Ill. — British golfers Laura Davies and Tr­ish John­son re­cov­ered from rough stretches on Fri­day to share the lead af­ter two rounds of the in­au­gu­ral U.S. Se­nior Women’s Open. Both stand at 4-un­der par 142 through 36 holes.

John­son had an ea­gle on the par-5 fourth hole to cap a come­back af­ter start­ing on the back nine and slip­ping to even par for the round. She fin­ished with a 2-un­der 71 in the swel­ter­ing heat at Chicago Golf Club.

Davies strug­gled early on the back nine with a dou­ble bo­gey at 11, and fell to even-par over­all be­fore four birdies in six holes put her back at the top of the leader­board.

Juli Inkster is third at 1-un­der 145 af­ter a 71. Danielle Am­mac­ca­pane fought back with a 71 af­ter a rough first round and trails by four shots.

HIGH­LAND PARK, Ill. — Scott Parel grabbed a one-stroke lead in the Con­stel­la­tion Se­nior Play­ers Cham­pi­onship, shoot­ing a 6-un­der 66 in the sec­ond round to reach 11-un­der. The 53-year-old Parel made seven birdies af­ter start­ing the day two shots off the lead. He is seek­ing his first PGA Tour Cham­pi­ons vic­tory. Parel re­mained in the lead when Jeff Mag­gert three-putted from about 15 feet to bo­gey the par-4 18th. That left Mag­gert (68) tied with Brandt Jobe (67) at 10 un­der in the fourth of five ma­jors on the tour’s sched­ule.

GUL­LANE, Scot­land — Robert Rock was al­ready head­ing to Carnoustie next week to work at the British Open in a coach­ing ca­pac­ity and now might get to play. Rock, ranked No. 244, set the record for the low­est 36-hole to­tal since the Scot­tish Open was launched by the Euro­pean Tour in 1972, adding a 7-un­der 63 in the sec­ond round to his 64 on Day 1. So far, he has made 13 birdies and not dropped a shot. Not only did it give the English golfer a two-shot lead on 13-un­der 127 at Gul­lane, it also gave him a chance for one of the fi­nal spots in the British Open.

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