OCALA, FL (April 13, 2016)--With weather conditions
that calmed down for Round 2, the scoring average has
dropped. Round 1 yielded an average of just under 78
(swayed a touch by the two hole-in-ones). Today's
round played a shot easier with 29 more birdies or
better today than in Tuesday's round.
As we head in to the final day we see 62 players
making the cut, which is +9 or better. Leading the way
is Bob Mathers of Niceville, FL with two stellar rounds
of 69-70 and a tournament total of 139 (-5). Sam Till is
currently in second at -4, while David Anthony and
Peter Wegmann are tied for 3rd at -3 as we make the
home stretch. The low rounds of the day came from
Craig Howell and Brett Voisin with 3-under par 69's.
They sit in 5th and T-6th respectively.
Final round tee times begin at 8:00 A.M.
ROUND ONE RECAP
The windy conditions and very fast putting
made for a difficult first day at the Senior
Championship. Sam Till sets the pace with a lovely 67
(-5) to lead a handful of players who are within a few
shots of the lead, including Richard Kerper and Peter
Wegman who stand one back at 68.
The highlight of the day came when the group of
Till, Randy Elliott, and John Latowski reached the
beautiful par-3 5th. Till had the honor and hit a great
shot that never left the flag and rolled into the hole for
an ace. Elliott was next to play and had a little trouble
following Till's ace; however, Latowski stepped up and
pulled his tee shot a little left, but the ball bounced and
rolled perfectly off the slopes and joined Till's ball in
the hole for another ace!!! Golf Digest estimates the
odds of two hole-in-ones in the same group, and on the
same hole, at nearly 26 million to 1.
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