Archive for Sunday, June 23, 2002

Golf Briefs

June 23, 2002


Snead shoots 64, ties Davis for lead

Hunt Valley, Md. J.C. Snead shot a course record 8-under-par 64, making an eagle and seven birdies to roar from behind and tie Rodger Davis for the lead after two rounds of the Greater Baltimore Classic.

Snead, vying for his first win on the senior tour since 1995, chipped in from 20 feet for a birdie on the 18th hole to cap his finest round of the year and set a record for the low score at the six-year-old Hayfields Country Club golf course.

Davis shot a 68 for an 11-under 133 total. The Australian's last win on American soil was in the 1986 NEC World Series of Golf.

John Mahaffey, who began the round in a first-place tie with Davis and Jim Ahern, bogeyed 18 for a 69 and a 134 total. Ahern shot a 71 to close at 136, tied with John Jacobs in fourth place.

Gilford, two others deadlocked at GNO

Hexham, England David Gilford of England shot a 5-under-par 67 to share the lead with countryman Miles Tunnicliff and Germany's Sven Struever after three rounds of the Great North Open.

Gilford, a two-time Ryder Cup player in 1991 and '95, made up six shots on Tunnicliff on the back nine. Tunnicliff hit six birdies in seven holes early and shot a 68.

Final hole gives Evans Club Pro lead

Louisville, Ky. Barry Evans sank a 10-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th hole to finish with a 6-under-par 66 the best round of the week to grab a one-stroke lead in the 35th PGA Club Professional Championship.

Evans, head professional at Berry Hills Country Club in Charleston, W.Va., missed the cut in his only other CPC appearance in 2000.

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