Friday's Golf Capsules
Saturday, July 14, 2012
LAKE ORION, Mich. (AP) — Lance Ten Broeck shot a 68 at the U.S. Senior Open on Friday at Indianwood.
His 6-under 134 gave him a one-shot lead over first-round leader Tom Kite.
Tom Lehman and Corey Pavin were in a pack that will go into the weekend two strokes back.
The 56-year-old Ten Broeck finished tied for 71st in June at his only other Champions Tour event this year. He has a 36-hole lead for the first time in his playing career. The Chicagoan had a share of the lead after two rounds at the PGA Tour's Hall of Fame classic
in 1982 and he finished tied for 12th.
INVERNESS, Scotland (AP) — Phil Mickelson broke out of his slump with an 8-under 64 at the Scottish Open, leaving him five shots off the second-round lead shared by Alexander Noren and Francesco Molinari.
Noren used another round of 66 to move to 12 under alongside Molinari, who couldn't match his blistering 62 on Thursday but managed a 70.
Mickelson charged up the leaderboard in an overcast but largely wind-free round at the Castle Stuart links. The three-time Masters champion broke par for the first time since May, with an eagle and six birdies putting him in a strong position for the weekend and improving his confidence before the British Open.
JOHN DEERE CLASSIC
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Troy Matteson shot a 3-under-par 68 for a one-stroke lead over Jeff Maggert and Brian Harman after two rounds of the John Deere Classic.
Matteson was at 13-under 129. Maggert's bogey-free round of 9-under 62 moved him from 39th place after the first round to a tie for second. He birdied half the holes at TPC Deere Run, including five of his last nine.
Harman had a second straight 65, the last two of his seven birdies coming after a 48-minute thunderstorm delay.
Matteson bogeyed the par-4 18th after getting four birdies in the first 17 holes.
J.J. Henry, Gary Christian, Robert Garrigus and Ricky Barnes are tied for fourth at 11-under 131.
A trio of players are at 10-under 132, including three-time defending champion Steve Stricker, whose 4-under 67 placed him within striking distance with 36 holes to play. Tommy Biershenk and two-time U.S. Open champion Lee Janzen are also at 132.