Paul Broadhurst, Esteban Toledo vault into lead at Senior PGA Championship


PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Protecting champion Paul Broadhurst and Esteban Toledo shared the lead Friday two rounds into the Senior PGA Championship.


Every other day of unsettled climate resulted in a shuffle of the leaderboard with Broadhurst and Toledo vaulting 15 gamers. Each shot 3-under 67 to achieve 3-under 137 at Oak Hill Nation Membership’s East Path.

Broadhurst, who gained closing yr’s event at Harbor Shores in southwest Michigan, carded a bogey-free around. Beginning at the again 9, he birdied his first two holes – the par-4 10th and par-3 11th – and added a birdie at the par-Four 7th. The 53-year-old has 5 PGA Excursion Champions victories, additionally successful a significant on the 2016 Senior British Open.

Toledo had 5 birdies and two bogeys. The 56-year-old from Mexico gained the closing of his 4 senior titles in 2016.

First-round chief Scott Parel and Retief Goosen had been two strokes again.

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Parel shot 73, making consecutive double bogeys on Nos. 17 and 18. Goosen had a 72.

There have been 21 gamers inside six pictures of the leaders. The crowd contains Jesper Parnevik and Rocco Mediate at 2 over, and Corey Pavin and Brandt Jobe amongst seven gamers at Three over.

The slim 6,800-yard East Path reclaimed its stingy popularity on an afternoon that featured a cold get started and temperatures ultimate most commonly within the 60s, overcast prerequisites and a swirling wind. The breeze did not die down till the solar got here out within the overdue afternoon.

After 15 gamers carded sub-par ratings within the opening around, most effective 4 controlled to shoot within the 60s on Friday. Except Broadhurst and Toledo, Champions Excursion cash chief Scott McCarron and Mike Goodes each shot 69 to transport right into a tie for 42nd.

The lower used to be set at 9-over 149, halving the 156-player area to 78 getting into the weekend.

There may be extra unsettled climate in retailer for the 0.33 around. With thunderstorms within the forecast Saturday afternoon, officers moved up the third-round tee occasions to between 7 and 9:12 a.m., with teams going out threes quite than twos. A sequence of late-morning storms resulted in the outlet around being not on time by means of 2 hours, 15 mins.

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