Saturday, May 27, 2017

Langer moves clear as play is delayed
in USA Senior PGA Ch/ship
Langer Sr PGA 2.3
Bernhard Langer leads by one shot at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship as Friday’s second round was suspended due to darkness at Trump National Golf Club, Washington DC.
The Florida-based German started the day in a share of first place, but took control after carding five birdies in a row halfway through his round, moving clear of fellow Masters Tournament winner Vijay Singh in second place.
The second round was delayed by two hours as a number of golfers, including Singh, had to return to the course to finish their first rounds on Friday morning due to inclement weather delaying play on Thursday.
There was a further delay in the afternoon as gusts of up to 40 miles per hour caused a 40min stoppage.
Langer, who is attempting to become the first golfer in history to win all five USA Senior Major Championships, will resume his second round at 06:45 local time on Saturday with five holes still to play.
Singh, a fellow European Senior Tour member, whose four under par second round moved him to ten under, returned to the course in the morning to finish his first round and then began his second round an hour later.
“I finished seven holes in the morning and the wind was just getting up, so I was getting used to the conditions,” said Singh. “I played well and I putted really nicely today. I saved some nice pars that kept me going.
“I’m driving the ball really well, which makes a big difference. If you drive the ball well on the par fives, you’re going in with a middle to long iron.
“The wind is always a challenge. I hit two drives, which were not the best, and they were both into strong wind, I had to keep my balance to stay still, but I lost my balance both times.
“Putting was really difficult. You have got to trust your read and hit solid putts. Out there, if you start going south, it’s really hard to keep it together.”
American Billy Andrade matched Singh’s four under par 68 to sit in third place on nine under par.
Miguel Angel Jiménez signed for a one under par round of 71, moving to six under par and a share of seventh place.
The Spaniard eagled the ninth and 18th holes, and birdied the sixth hole, cancelling out two bogeys on the 13th and 14th holes and a double bogey on the 10th.
Senior Tour members André Bossert, John Daly, Paul Eales, Barry Lane, Santiago Luna, Sandy Lyle and Ian Woosnam finished their rounds under the cut line which currently sits at four over par.





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