Webb Simpson's 9-under 61 leads PGA event in West Virginia

Monday, 09 Jul, 2018

That propelled the 31-year-old world number 99 into a tie with 2012 US Open champion Simpson, who followed his first-round 61 with a 67. He found 10 (of 14) fairways and conjured 11 greens in regulation, gaining 0.654 strokes off-the-tee but losing strokes on approach and around-the-green.

Kim had six birdies and two bogeys, which were back-to-back, between the second and ninth and on back nine he had four more birdies for a total of 10 birdies and two bogeys in his 62.

The Old White TPC dried out on a sunny Saturday and scores weren't as low as the first two days when rains softened the course and yielded eight rounds of 63 or better.

His spectacular third shot from the rough on the par-four 11th, which he pitched in from 40 feet out, drew the biggest response of the day from the West Virginia crowd.

"I felt like I played good last week but a couple of breaks here and there and you miss the cut".

Kelly Kraft squandered a big-time birdie opportunity Friday, driving his tee shot into the trees on the par-5 12th hole to fall back to 10-under-par.

"The last two holes I got frustrated just because I thought I hit some good putts and didn't make anything". Whee Kim of South Korea and Harold Varner III were at 10 under. He finished the round and shot 2-under 68.

Webb Simpson was on 59 Watch briefly, but he'll have to settle for the lowest round of his PGA Tour career. Once play resumed a tough shot almost turned into disaster as Simpson punched out across the fairway and luckily hit a golf cart, saving the ball from tumbling into Howard's Creek. Phil Mickelson posted a 69 and was at 5 under. No specific dates were given, but Mamone said she expects it will be in late September or early October 2019, meaning it could be left off the PGA Tour's 2018-19 schedule. Missing a cut is easy to do out here. This moved Van Aswegen to 2 under for the round.

Joakim Lagergren is one off the lead on 7-under, with Willett joined on 6-under by Sam Horsfield and Zander Lombard. "So all my game was good today".

"Having two days like this is important, now comes the hard part of going the next two and enjoying it because you've done all the hard work to get back to here".

"It's nice to come out and hit the shots that you can see in practice and actually perform still under pressure when the clubs are in your hand and you're trying to obviously improve what you're doing".

"I'm just happy with the way I'm playing", Lahiri said.

Lahiri, also seeking a first PGA Tour win, is coming off two of his best finishes of the season the past two weeks, ninth at the Travelers Championship and 13th at the Quicken Loans National.

Kim was at 16-under 128 - tied for the tour's lowest of the season - and four shots ahead of Yu Liu.

On Thursday in first round, he opened with a birdie and then had 10 pars before finding further birdies on 12th and 18th. One kind bounce and a wedge later, Simpson sank a 5-foot putt to stay bogey-free.

ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) - Katherine Kirk hadn't won a tournament in seven years until capturing last year's inaugural Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic.

Schauffele, who has not won since last year's Tour Championship, eagled the par-5 17th to jump up the leaderboard.