Stricker in­creases lead in US Se­nior Open

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Sports -

Steve Stricker opened a six-stroke lead in the U.S. Se­nior Open on Sat­ur­day at Notre Dame, shoot­ing a 4-un­der 66 and ex­tend­ing his bo­geyfree run to 48 holes.

Seeking his sec­ond se­nior ma­jor ti­tle af­ter win­ning the Re­gions Tra­di­tion by six strokes in May in Alabama, the 52-year-old Stricker had a tour­na­ment-record 18-un­der 192 to­tal on the rain-soft­ened War­ren Golf Course. He opened with a 62 to tie the tour­na­ment record and share the first-round lead with David Toms, then shot a 64 on Fri­day.

Jerry Kelly was sec­ond af­ter a 70.

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