Archive for Saturday, June 26, 2004

Day falters in bid for round of 59

Scott reaches 14-under par for Booz Allen Classic lead

June 26, 2004


— A 61 and a 62 already were in the books over two days at the Booz Allen Classic when Glen Day made a serious charge toward the 50s. Then the weather took over.

After a day-and-a-half of perfect conditions and impeccable greens that led to several course records, play was halted for nearly two hours late Friday by lightning and rain.

Day was at 10 under for his round at the time, having holed a lob wedge from 88 yards for an eagle at the par-5 6th. He needed two birdies in his last three holes to match the all-time PGA Tour record of 59.

All that time to think -- plus the wind that had kicked up by the time he resumed -- helped doom Day to a par-bogey-par finish. He had a 9-under 62 and a 131 total, tied for fourth, three strokes behind Adam Scott, whose 14-under 128 set a 36-hole course record.

Scott, finishing well before the storm, also shot a 62, and his 128 total topped the 36-hole TPC at Avenel record of 130 set by Fred Funk in 1998. Two shots behind were Olin Browne and Charles Howell III, who would have tied Funk's record had Scott not bettered them in a round in which he putted just 28 times and hit all 18 greens in regulation.

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