Sunday, May 30, 2010

Andy Oldcorn joint 13th in US Seniors PGA event

+Rookie senior Andy Oldcorn from Edinburgh is lying joint 13th on 215 in the US Senior PGA Championship. He has had rounds of 73, 75 and 67. Sam Torrance is in joint 47th position on 223 with scores of 78, 72 and 73.
PARKER, Colorado. Jay Don Blake considers himself a stealth golfer, lurking around the leaderboard while everybody else has their eyes fixed on the game's bigger names.

He'll be hard to miss Sunday when he tees off in the last group with co-leader Tom Lehman at the 71st US Senior PGA Championship.
Blake, of St. George, Utah, shot a 2-under-par 70 Saturday at the Colorado Golf Club to take a share of the 54-hole lead at the senior circuit's oldest and most prestigious event.
Lehman fired a 71 through swirling winds that add to the adversity facing golfers at the 3-year-old course co-designed by Ben Crenshaw, a 7,450-foot monster that cuts through open meadows, wooded hillsides and streams and plays to a par-72.
Fred Couples, who led going into the weekend, faltered with a score of 75 but is still just two shots off the pace, along with Mark O'Meara (67) and Mike Goodes (70).
Seven others are within four strokes of the leaders.
"There are six or eight or 10 guys that if they play good tomorrow can win it," O'Meara said.
That group features Lehman, who played steady golf in the final group while playing partners Couples and Tom Kite (79) stumbled, and Blake, the 1980 NCAA champion whose only professional wins came in 1991 at the Shearson Lehman Brothers Open and the Argentine Open.
Blake entered the weekend tied for fourth at 4 under, three shots behind Couples.
Blake said earlier in the week that he thought he had a good shot here because his game is in top shape and so is his back, which bothered him for his last nine years on the PGA Tour after he rejected his doctor's advice and returned too soon from an appendectomy.
He incorporated core strengthening exercises to save his back and his career and he gave up fishing, boating and drag racing to concentrate on the Champions Tour when he celebrated his 50th birthday 18 months ago.
David Frost collected seven birdies in a bogey-free round, setting the course record with a 65. Frost, making his debut at the Senior PGA Championship, fired a 72 and a 77 in the first two rounds.



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