Gary Hallberg leads Senior British Open | Golf
American Gary Hallberg made eight birdies in a round of 7-under-par 63 during the windy second round of the Senior British Open, taking a three-stroke lead on German Bernhard Langer and American Tom Lehman.
TURNBERRY, Scotland — American Gary Hallberg made eight birdies in a round of 7-under-par 63 Friday during the windy second round of the Senior British Open, taking a three-stroke lead on German Bernhard Langer and American Tom Lehman.
Langer had a 73 after his opening 64.
"I think Gary's 63 is the round of the year. Shooting 7 under today is like 10 or 11 under on a decent day," Langer said. "That's how good it was, and I take my hat off to him."
Like Langer, Lehman (71) played when the wind was at its strongest.
"When I saw Gary's score going on the board I thought, 'Wow! Did he play the par-3 course across the road?' " Lehman said.
Hallberg, who was at 6-under 134, said, "It was one of the greatest days I've had in many years."
Seattle native Fred Couples (68) was tied for eighth in the major tournament, six strokes off the lead. Kirk Triplett (74), a graduate of Pullman High, was tied for 26th at 3 over.
McGirt, Piercy share lead
ANCASTER, Ontario — William McGirt shot a 4-under 66 for a share of the second-round lead with Scott Piercy in the Canadian Open.
Piercy followed his opening-round 62 with a 67 to join McGirt at 11-under 129, matching the 36-hole scoring record in the PGA Tour event.
Ex-Washington Huskies player Richard H. Lee (67) was tied for 39th at 3 under and Kyle Stanley (68) of Gig Harbor was tied for 66th at 1 under.
Players with scores of 140 and worse missed the cut, a group that included ex-UW player Nick Taylor (75-74 — 149).
• American Stacy Lewis shot a 3-under 69 to take the lead in the Evian Masters, an LPGA Tour event in Evian-les-Bains, France.
Lewis was at 12 under, a stroke ahead of South Korean Ilhee Lee (67).
Jimin Kang (74-75 — 149), a graduate of King's High School in Shoreline, missed the cut by three strokes.
• UW golfer Chris Williams (72-71 — 143), the top-ranked amateur in the world, is two strokes outside the projected cutline in the weather-delayed Web.com Tour's Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational in Columbus, Ohio.