SAVANNAH, Ga. --- Jack Hall of Sea Island fired a 8-under-par 64 in the second round to lead the Georgia Senior Championship by eight strokes heading into the final day. The 27th annual senior competition is being held at The Landings Club-Deer Creek course, August 28-30.
Starting his round on the back nine, Hall began the day with a birdie on 10, added two more on 12 and 14, then went three-straight with birdies on 16, 17 and 18. Making the turn 6-under-par for the day, Hall suffered his only bogey on the day on hole four, but rebounded with birdies on five, six and eight, giving him the 64 total. Hall's 64 is the lowest 18-hole score in the history of the Georgia Senior Championship and is the competitive senior course record on the Deer Creek course of The Landings Club.
The closest competitor to Hall is Jack Kearney of Peachtree City, who is 3-under-par 141 (72-69), eight strokes back. The defending champion and Savannah native, Doug Hanzel, is 2-under-par 142 (69-73), and the 18-hole leader and 2011 senior champion, Jimmy Jackson of Macon, is 1-under-par 143 (68-75).
After 36 holes of play, 74 players made the cut at 16-over-par 160 or better.
The Deer Creek track at The Landings Club is playing to 6,514 and a par of 72 for the Championship.
The Georgia Senior Championship was open to male amateur golfers who are GSGA members and 55 and older as of August 28. The field was determined by the lowest USGA Handicap Indexes. The field of 119 will be cut to the low 70 and ties, and anyone within 10 strokes of the leader, after 36 holes of play.
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