Day Two of the Ally Challenge Presented by McLaren

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Saturday, September 15th Warwick Hills CC, Grand Blanc, MI

Yesterday’s leader, Brandt Jobe, teed off today on the front nine. His playing partners Esteban Toledo and Jeff Maggert had both made runs at Jobe yesterday. A birdie on the par 4 5th hole pushed Jobe to 8 under. But, that’s where he remained, making par on every other hole on the course.

Brandt Jobe / Lasco Press Photo

Maggert ran off 5 straight pars to start his round. Then he birdied the 6th, 7th, and 8th to get to 9 under par at the turn.

Tom Lehman teed off in the group just before Jobe. He birdied holes 2, 5, and 7 to go to 8 under. A bogey on 9 dropped him out of a tie with Jobe. Still, he remained in striking distance of the lead heading to the back nine.

Paul Broadhurst got the crowd going early as he birdied 6 of the first 7 holes. A bogey on the par 3 third hole left him with a 5 under par 31 for nine. After starting at 5 under after yesterday’s round Broadhurst held the lead at the halfway point of the round.

Day Two Produces a Big Mover Up the Leaderboard

Scott McCarron shot 1 under on day one. He teed off on the back nine to start his 2nd round. After making par on the 10th, he went birdie, eagle, birdie to move up the leaderboard.

Making the turn to the front nine McCarron got hot again. He birdied the 1st and 2nd hole to go 7 under. A bogey at the 3rd cost him a stroke. He got that stroke back with a birdie on the 5th. McCarron closed out his round with birdies at 7, 8, and 9 to become the leader in the clubhouse at 10 under.

McCarron drained a long birdie putt on the par 3 8th. He overshot the green with his 2nd shot on #9. His chip shot, a beautiful bump and run, found the bottom of the hole to give him the lead.

Day Two Leaders

Lehman birdied 3 holes on the back nine, avoided the bogeyman, and carded a two-round total of 10 under to tie McCarron.

Maggert birdied 13 and 14 to push the lead to 11 under. A bogey at the 15th dropped him into a tie with McCarron and Lehman.

In the Hunt After Day Two

Mark O’Meara, 1 under after Friday’s round, started on the back nine. He birdied the first 5 holes. A bogey at the 15th stopped the birdie run. But, not for long. O”Meara birdied 16 and 17 to get to 7 under par. Two more birdies on the front nine put him 1 stroke out of the lead after day two.

Mark O’Meara / Lasco Press Photo

Tom Byrum finished day one at 3 under par. He started strong with birdies on 1 and 2 before a bogey on 3 derailed his progress. Byrum birdied the first 5 holes on the back nine. A bogey on 15 cost him a share of the lead. His birdie on the 16th left him with a day two total of 9 under par.

Paul Broadhurst could not keep the early magic going. Two bogeys and a birdie on the back nine left him a stroke out of the lead also. Toledo carded 4 birdies and a bogey, passing playing partner Jobe to tie Broadhurst, Byrum, and O’Meara at 9 under. Jobe finished tied for 8th with David McKenzie at 8 under par.

Esteban Toledo / Lasco Press Photo

Day Two Disappointments

Vijay Singh sat at 6 under after Friday’s opening round. His day two round of 3 birdies and 2 bogies left him 3 strokes out of the lead.

Vijay Singh / Lasco Press Photo

Jerry Smith shot a 4 under par round of 68 on day one. But, an even-par round of 72 caused him to drop from a tie for 10th into a tie for 31st heading to day three.

Tomorrow’s Finish

There are 30 players within 5 strokes of the lead heading into Sunday’s final round. It is really anybody’s tournament to win. Full final Day coverage from The Lasco Press.

 

 

 

Second Round Results of the Ally Challenge Presented by McLaren

PositionPlayerTotalRoundR1R2
T1Scott McCarron-10-97163
T1Tom Lehman-10-56767
T1Jeff Maggert-10-46668
T4Mark O’Meara-9-87164
T4Tom Byrum-9-66966
T4Paul Broadhurst-9-46768
T4Esteban Toledo-9-36669
T8David McKenzie-8-36769
T8Brandt Jobe-8-16571
T10Kenny Perry-7-57067
T10Bernhard Langer-7-57067
T10Joey Sindelar-7-57067
T10David Toms-7-26770
T10Vijay Singh-7-16671
T15Gibby Gilbert III-6-47068
T15Bill Glasson-6-57167
T15Jesper Parnevik-6-47068
T15Olin Browne-6-47068
T15Billy Andrade-6-26870
T15John Huston-6-26870
T15Lee Janzen-6-16771
T22Rocco Mediate-5-37069
T22Marco Dawson-5-37069
T22Scott Dunlap-5-37069
T22Gary Hallberg-5-57267
T22Joe Durant-5-26970
T22Kirk Triplett-5-57267
T22Gene Sauers-5-57267
T22Scott Parel-5-16871
T22Bob Estes-5-16871
T31Kent Jones-4-37169
T31Tommy Armour III-4-27070
T31Jeff Sluman-4-16971
T31Dan Forsman-4-57367
T31Jerry Smith-4E6872
T36Mark Calcavecchia-3-17071
T36Glen Day-3-27170
T36Wes Short, Jr.-3-17071
T36Woody Austin-3-37269
T36Colin Montgomerie-3E6972
T36Jerry Kelly-3-37269
T36Corey Pavin-3E6972
T36Paul Claxton-316873
T36Dudley Hart-3-47368
T36Stephen Ames-3-47368
T46Duffy Waldorf-2-17171
T46Jay Haas-2-17171
T46Loren Roberts-2E7072
T46Scott Verplank-2-27270
T46Billy Mayfair-216973
T46Fred Couples-216973
T46David Frost-216973
T46Doug Garwood-2-27270
T46Tom Werkmeister-2-27270
T55Darren Clarke-1E7172
T55Paul Goydos-117073
T55Carlos Franco-117073
T55Jay Don Blake-1-17271
T55Scott Hoch-1-17271
T55Mark Walker-1-17271
T55Blaine McCallister-1-27370
T62Ken TanigawaE17173
T62Tommy TollesEE7272
T64Mark Brooks137075
T64Tim Petrovic117273
T64Chris DiMarco117273
T64Kevin Johnson1-17471
T64Larry Mize1-27570
T69Steve Pate227274
T69Mike Goodes217373
T69Fran Quinn217373
72Todd Hamilton317473
T73Sandy Lyle437375
T73Tom Pernice Jr.4E7672
T73Tom Gillis4-27870
76Robert Gamez1257977
WDBart Bryant17
WDJohn Daly39

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