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

Position Player Total Round R1 R2
T1 Scott McCarron -10 -9 71 63
T1 Tom Lehman -10 -5 67 67
T1 Jeff Maggert -10 -4 66 68
T4 Mark O’Meara -9 -8 71 64
T4 Tom Byrum -9 -6 69 66
T4 Paul Broadhurst -9 -4 67 68
T4 Esteban Toledo -9 -3 66 69
T8 David McKenzie -8 -3 67 69
T8 Brandt Jobe -8 -1 65 71
T10 Kenny Perry -7 -5 70 67
T10 Bernhard Langer -7 -5 70 67
T10 Joey Sindelar -7 -5 70 67
T10 David Toms -7 -2 67 70
T10 Vijay Singh -7 -1 66 71
T15 Gibby Gilbert III -6 -4 70 68
T15 Bill Glasson -6 -5 71 67
T15 Jesper Parnevik -6 -4 70 68
T15 Olin Browne -6 -4 70 68
T15 Billy Andrade -6 -2 68 70
T15 John Huston -6 -2 68 70
T15 Lee Janzen -6 -1 67 71
T22 Rocco Mediate -5 -3 70 69
T22 Marco Dawson -5 -3 70 69
T22 Scott Dunlap -5 -3 70 69
T22 Gary Hallberg -5 -5 72 67
T22 Joe Durant -5 -2 69 70
T22 Kirk Triplett -5 -5 72 67
T22 Gene Sauers -5 -5 72 67
T22 Scott Parel -5 -1 68 71
T22 Bob Estes -5 -1 68 71
T31 Kent Jones -4 -3 71 69
T31 Tommy Armour III -4 -2 70 70
T31 Jeff Sluman -4 -1 69 71
T31 Dan Forsman -4 -5 73 67
T31 Jerry Smith -4 E 68 72
T36 Mark Calcavecchia -3 -1 70 71
T36 Glen Day -3 -2 71 70
T36 Wes Short, Jr. -3 -1 70 71
T36 Woody Austin -3 -3 72 69
T36 Colin Montgomerie -3 E 69 72
T36 Jerry Kelly -3 -3 72 69
T36 Corey Pavin -3 E 69 72
T36 Paul Claxton -3 1 68 73
T36 Dudley Hart -3 -4 73 68
T36 Stephen Ames -3 -4 73 68
T46 Duffy Waldorf -2 -1 71 71
T46 Jay Haas -2 -1 71 71
T46 Loren Roberts -2 E 70 72
T46 Scott Verplank -2 -2 72 70
T46 Billy Mayfair -2 1 69 73
T46 Fred Couples -2 1 69 73
T46 David Frost -2 1 69 73
T46 Doug Garwood -2 -2 72 70
T46 Tom Werkmeister -2 -2 72 70
T55 Darren Clarke -1 E 71 72
T55 Paul Goydos -1 1 70 73
T55 Carlos Franco -1 1 70 73
T55 Jay Don Blake -1 -1 72 71
T55 Scott Hoch -1 -1 72 71
T55 Mark Walker -1 -1 72 71
T55 Blaine McCallister -1 -2 73 70
T62 Ken Tanigawa E 1 71 73
T62 Tommy Tolles E E 72 72
T64 Mark Brooks 1 3 70 75
T64 Tim Petrovic 1 1 72 73
T64 Chris DiMarco 1 1 72 73
T64 Kevin Johnson 1 -1 74 71
T64 Larry Mize 1 -2 75 70
T69 Steve Pate 2 2 72 74
T69 Mike Goodes 2 1 73 73
T69 Fran Quinn 2 1 73 73
72 Todd Hamilton 3 1 74 73
T73 Sandy Lyle 4 3 73 75
T73 Tom Pernice Jr. 4 E 76 72
T73 Tom Gillis 4 -2 78 70
76 Robert Gamez 12 5 79 77
WD Bart Bryant 17
WD John Daly 39
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