Langer and Barron Lead After 2nd Round of Ally Challenge

Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Tom Izzo, and Jeff Blashill tee it up for charity in the 2021 Celebrity Shootout at the Ally Challenge Presented by McLaren

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Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club, Grand Blanc, MI — August 29, 2021

Yesterday’s 2nd round of the Ally Challenge Presented by McLaren went off without delay as the storm clouds held off until later in the evening Saturday night. Bernhard Langer continued his run of exceptional play taking his two-day total to 14 under par in a tie for the lead with Doug Barron.

Doug Barron, 2nd Round Co-Leader at The Ally Challenge / Lasco Press Photo

Barron matched the lowest score of the tournament with a 64 to jump from a tie for 6th, after the first round, to join Langer at the top of the leaderboard. Joe Durant followed yesterday’s 65 with a 66 to sit 3rd at 13 under.

In 4th place is, the golfer from Thailand held the lead briefly mid-round on Saturday after six birdies on his 1st 10 holes. A bogey on 15 took away his shot at the 2nd round lead. A crowd-pleasing birdie on 17 left Thongchai at 12 under entering today’s final round.

Thongchai Jaidee / Lasco Press Photo

Yesterday’s co-leader Marco Dawson could only manage a 3 under par 69 and dropped to 5th with a two-day total of 11 under. Defending champion Jim Furyk could not find the magic of his first-round 65, his 1 under par 71 in the 2nd round gave Furyk a 2-day total of 136. At 8 under par, he is in a tie for 10th with Jeff Sluman, Vijay Singh, Paul Goydos, K.J. Choi, and Darren Clarke.

Vijay Singh / Lasco Press Photo

Other Notables

Larry Mize, Ernie Els, and Retief Goosen are in a group of seven golfers tied for 16th at -7. Kenny Perry, John Daly, and Davis Love II are 6 under. Jerry Kelly is likely out of contention for a 2nd Ally Challenge title at -5. The same can be said for Paul Broadhurst at 2 under.

Former Ally Challenge Champion, Paul Broadhurst / Lasco Press Photo

Celebrity Shootout

The afternoon ended with Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Tom Izzo, and Jeff Blashill teeing it up for charity in the 2021 Celebrity Shootout. Much to the delight of a vocal crowd that cheered every shot and groaned when the celebrities ball landed in a less than favorable position on the course.

More pictures of this event are available online at https://www.facebook.com/journalist.steve.s.sports.editor.thelascopress/

Community Concert

A large crowd stayed late to enjoy the music of 2021 ACM Female Artist of the Year and GRAMMY Award winner Maren Morris in the Community Concert.

Maren Morris / Lasco Press Photo

Round 2 Leaderboard The Ally Challenge from Warwick Hills

Position Player Round 2 Total
T1 B. Langer -6 -14
T1 D. Barron -8 -14
3 J. Durant -6 -13
4 T. Jaidee -7 -12
5 M. Dawson -3 -11
6 S. Alker -7 -10
T7 J. Maggert -6 -9
T7 W. Austin -3 -9
T7 S. Leaney -7 -9
T10 J. Furyk -1 -8
T10 D. Clarke -2 -8
T10 V. Singh -5 -8
T10 K. J. Choi -1 -8
T10 J. Sluman -5 -8
T10 P. Goydos -4 -8
T16 L. Mize -5 -7
T16 E. Els -4 -7
T16 M. Weir -3 -7
T16 R. Goosen -2 -7
T16 K. Jones -2 -7
T16 T. Herron -3 -7
T16 R. Karlsson -2 -7
T23 D. Love III -1 -6
T23 K. Perry -5 -6
T23 S. Flesch -1 -6
T23 G. Day -3 -6
T23 J. Daly -2 -6
T28 R. Pampling -3 -5
T28 D. Toms -2 -5
T28 J. Kelly -1 -5
T28 K. Sutherland -2 -5
T28 S. Bertsch -8 -5
T28 B. Jobe -2 -5
T28 B. Mayfair -1 -5
T28 C. DiMarco -2 -5
T36 B. Quigley -3 -4
T36 K. Duke -2 -4
T36 C. Pavin E -4
T36 D. Frost -2 -4
T40 H. Frazar E -3
T40 S. Ames -1 -3
T40 T. Lehman -3 -3
T40 G. Sauers E -3
T40 T. Byrum E -3
T40 B. Andrade -4 -3
T46 T. Pernice Jr. -1 -2
T46 W. Short Jr. 1 -2
T46 R. Mediate E -2
T46 S. Parel 1 -2
T46 P. Broadhurst 1 -2
T46 S. Dunlap -2 -2
T46 T. Gillis -4 -2
T46 S. Hebert -2 -2
T54 S. Dodd -1 -1
T54 C. Beckman -1 -1
T56 D. McKenzie -1 E
T56 M. O’Meara 1 E
T56 J. Haas 2 E
T56 O. Browne E E
T56 B. Estes E E
T56 L. Janzen 1 E
T56 S. Jones -1 E
T56 J. Senden 1 E
T56 B. Cooper 2 E
T65 J. Olazábal 1 1
T65 M. Allen 5 1
T65 M. Brooks E 1
T65 R. Allenby 3 1
T65 J. Sindelar 2 1
T70 C. Montgomerie 4 2
T70 T. Petrovic 2 2
T70 S. Micheel 2 2
T70 R. Rowland 2 2
74 S. Pate -1 3
T75 R. Cochran E 4
T75 D. Waldorf 3 4
T77 D. Pride 1 5
T77 K. Tanigawa 5 5
T77 L. Roberts 5 5
80 S. Verplank 6 7
81 D. Forsman 5 9
82 G. Bowman 6 10