Ally Challenge 2020 Tournament Play, Day 2

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Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club, Grand Blanc, MI — July 31, 2020

Day 2 of the Ally Challenge at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club teed off the 1st hole at 9:40 am under high cloudy skies. The threesome of Scott Parel, Steve Flesch, and Kirk Triplett got things going.

The lead trio of Billy Andrade, Tommy Armour III, and Bernhard Langer are the final group of the round, scheduled on the first tee at 11:50 am. With rain forecast for later in the day, players will be watching the skies hoping to complete their 18 before Mother Nature steps in.

The Leaders prepare to tee it up on Day 2 of the Ally Challenge at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club / Lasco Press Photo

Angel Cabrera was one of the guys out early making a move. He started his round at 2 under and was -6 after four birdies on the front nine. Bogies on 11 & 12 slowed his momentum.

Angel Cabrera at Warwick Hills / Lasco Press Photo

Brett Quigley birdied five of the first 10 holes and moved into the lead at 8 under tied with Tommy Armour III who birdied holes 2 & 4 to start his round.

Early Leaders in the Clubhouse

Fred Funk shot a 5 under par 67 which included a bogey on his final hole, the 9th. His two day total of 138, good for -6, joined nine players that posted the lead in the clubhouse. The number separated the field from the title contenders and the also-rans. Those joining Funk included Kirk Triplett, Robert Karlsson, Tom Lehman, Jeff Maggert, Retief Goosen, Ernie Els, David Toms, and Bob Estes

Fred Funk tees of on the 8th hole at Warwick Hills / Lasco Press Photo

After making the turn Brett Quigley stayed hot and birdied three holes in a row, 12-15, to push his two day total to 133, 11 under par. That became the number to shoot at and everyone else left on the course fell short.

Carlos Franco tied Quigley’s 8 under, low round for the day, to sit one back at -10. Tied with Jim Furyk and Tommy Armour III for 2nd.

Furyk tees off for his 2nd round of the Ally Classic, with tournament trophies on display at the 1st tee / Lasco Press Photo

Glen Day shot a 6 under, 66, following an opening-round 69 to sit alone in 5th place at 9 under. Wes Short Jr., tied for 3rd yesterday, made bogie on 8 & 9 to stay at 5 under after nine holes. Four birdies and another bogey on the back nine got Short to 8 under and a tie with Woody Austin for 6th place.

A group of five players, tied for 8th, at -7 are still in contention including Defending Champion Jerry Kelly, Kevin Sutherland, Colin Montgomerie, Rod Pampling, and Bernhard Langer

Bernhard Langer works on his putting before the round / Lasco Press Photo

Players Heading the Wrong Direction

First-round leader Billy Andrade lost two strokes to par shooting a 74 and dropped into a tie for 32nd at -4. Tom Gillis, from Lake Orion, MI, shot a 73 and joined Andrade at 4 under.

Mark O’Meara, Rocco Mediate, Jay Haas, and Corey Pavin are in a group at -3 tied for 40th. Paul Broadhurst, the 2018 Champion is at 2 under.

Mark O’Meara / Lasco Press Photo

John Daly, Mark Calcavecchia, Lee Janzen, Gary Nicklaus, and Gene Sauers are all in a group tied for 58th at even par.

The always colorful John Daly / Lasco Press Photo

Vijay Singh combined five bogeys with three birdies and ended the day at 1 over for the tournament. Blaine McCallister trails the field at 16 over par for his two days on the course.

Leaderboard for Day 2 of The Ally Challenge

Position Player To Par Today Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Brett Quigley -11 -8 69 64 133
T2 Carlos Franco -10 -8 70 64 134
T2 Jim Furyk -10 -6 68 66 134
T2 Tommy Armour III -10 -4 66 68 134
5 Glen Day -9 -6 69 66 135
T6 Woody Austin -8 -4 68 68 136
T6 Wes Short Jr. -8 -3 67 69 136
T8 Kevin Sutherland -7 -4 69 68 137
T8 Jerry Kelly -7 -4 69 68 137
T8 Colin Montgomerie -7 -4 69 68 137
T8 Rod Pampling -7 -3 68 69 137
T8 Bernhard Langer -7 -2 67 70 137
T13 Kirk Triplett -6 -4 70 68 138
T13 Fred Funk -6 -5 71 67 138
T13 Robert Karlsson -6 -4 70 68 138
T13 Tom Lehman -6 -4 70 68 138
T13 Jeff Maggert -6 -5 71 67 138
T13 Retief Goosen -6 -3 69 69 138
T13 Ernie Els -6 -3 69 69 138
T13 David Toms -6 -2 68 70 138
T13 Bob Estes -6 -2 68 70 138
T22 Scott Parel -5 -3 70 69 139
T22 Mike Weir -5 -3 70 69 139
T22 Scott Dunlap -5 -4 71 68 139
T22 Scott McCarron -5 -3 70 69 139
T22 Joe Durant -5 -4 71 68 139
T22 Steve Pate -5 -3 70 69 139
T22 Tim Petrovic -5 -3 70 69 139
T22 Robin Byrd -5 -4 71 68 139
T22 Larry Mize -5 -3 70 69 139
T22 Tim Herron -5 -6 73 66 139
T32 Dudley Hart -4 -3 71 69 140
T32 Scott Hoch -4 -2 70 70 140
T32 Chris DiMarco -4 -2 70 70 140
T32 K.J. Choi -4 -4 72 68 140
T32 Kenny Perry -4 -4 72 68 140
T32 Shane Bertsch -4 E 68 72 140
T32 Tom Gillis -4 1 67 73 140
T32 Billy Andrade -4 2 66 74 140
T40 Steve Flesch -3 -1 70 71 141
T40 Mark O’Meara -3 -1 70 71 141
T40 Russ Cochran -3 -2 71 70 141
T40 Paul Goydos -3 -1 70 71 141
T40 Rocco Mediate -3 -3 72 69 141
T40 John Huston -3 -1 70 71 141
T40 David McKenzie -3 -1 70 71 141
T40 Ken Tanigawa -3 -3 72 69 141
T40 Jay Haas -3 -5 74 67 141
T40 Doug Barron -3 1 68 73 141
T40 Corey Pavin -3 1 68 73 141
T51 Stephen Leaney -2 E 70 72 142
T51 Angel Cabrera -2 E 70 72 142
T51 Billy Mayfair -2 E 70 72 142
T51 Joey Sindelar -2 -3 73 69 142
T51 Cameron Beckman -2 -4 74 68 142
T51 Olin Browne -2 2 68 74 142
T51 Paul Broadhurst -2 -5 75 67 142
T58 Marco Dawson E 1 71 73 144
T58 Duffy Waldorf E E 72 72 144
T58 John Daly E 3 69 75 144
T58 Mark Calcavecchia E -1 73 71 144
T58 Lee Janzen E 3 69 75 144
T58 Gene Sauers E -3 75 69 144
T58 Gary Nicklaus E -2 74 70 144
T65 Vijay Singh 1 2 71 74 145
T65 Ken Duke 1 E 73 72 145
T65 Tom Byrum 1 -1 74 71 145
T65 Marcus Meloan 1 -1 74 71 145
T69 Scott Verplank 2 4 70 76 146
T69 David Morland IV 2 1 73 73 146
T69 Jeff Sluman 2 E 74 72 146
T72 Jesper Parnevik 3 3 72 75 147
T72 Loren Roberts 3 2 73 74 147
T72 Gibby Gilbert III 3 2 73 74 147
T75 Tom Pernice Jr 4 4 72 76 148
T75 David Frost 4 2 74 74 148
T77 Mark Brooks 6 1 77 73 150
T77 Brad Faxon 6 E 78 72 150
79 Tom Kite 12 E 84 72 156
80 Peter Jacobsen 13 6 79 78 157
81 Blaine McCallister 16 8 80 80 160