Davies, Johnson lead U.S. Senior Women
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.