Bruce Summerhays and John Bland shot 5-under-par 67s Friday and shared the first-round lead in the Bruno's Memorial Classic Senior PGA tournament.
Summerhays was one under after nine holes but came on after the turn, shooting a 32 on the back nine. He birdied Mo. 11 and eagled 13 to vault to the top of the field of 78 golfers in the fifth annual event at the 6,969-yard Greystone Golf Club course.Bland birdied four holes, including the two par-3s - 14 and 17. Summerhays threatened to take sole possession of the lead at 17, but his 10-foot putt stopped inches from the cup. Bland birdied 18 to tie for the lead.
The co-leaders broke away from a close pack that saw five players shoot 69 - Bob Murphy, J.C. Snead, Bob E. Smith, John Paul Cain and Dale Douglass. Bob Wynn and defending champion Graham Marsh were at 70.
Hale Irwin, who has won five senior tournaments and $1.62 million during his first full year on the tour, was at 72, five strokes off the pace.
Raymond Floyd, who watched his two sons play in the NCAA championships in Tennessee early Friday and flew to Birmingham to make his tee time, shot a 73.
Arnold Palmer shot a 75.
DUBLIN, Ohio - When the 8-foot eagle putt on No. 7 dropped, John Huston realized he was in the midst of something special.
"I knew everything was clicking pretty good," Huston said Friday after flirting with the magical score of 59 before settling for an 11-under-par 61 during the second round of the Memorial Tournament.
Huston, who turns 35 Saturday, shot a 74 in the opening round and began the day tied for 63rd in the 110-player field. It took him just 13 holes to pass the 62 players ahead of him.
The 61 left him at 9-under 135 through 36 holes and gave him a two-stroke lead over Ernie Els, who was one ahead of a group of six that included Tom Watson and Payne Stewart.
Huston set the course record for Muirfield Village Golf Club and his 29 established a front-nine mark for the 7,118-yard course.
Defending champion Greg Norman and tournament host Jack Nicklaus both missed the cut. Norman, playing for the first time since his final-round collapse at the Masters, shot a 76 Friday and was at 5-over 149, two strokes off the cut. Nicklaus followed an opening 77 with a 75 and missed by four strokes.
OOLTEWAH, Tenn. - Tiger Woods continued his patient mastery of The Honors Course on Friday with a 69, his third straight sub-70 round, to take a nine-stroke lead after three rounds of the NCAA golf championships.
Arizona State continued to lead the team competition, holding a five-stroke lead over Nevada-Las Vegas with one day of competition left.
Woods birdied two of the first three holes and the last two to move to 11 under par.
The largest margin of victory in an NCAA tournament is seven strokes in both 1992 (Phil Mickelson of Arizona State) and 1971 (Ben Crenshaw of Texas), but Woods wasn't in the mood to consider that.
Deutsche Bank Open
HAMBURG, Germany - Frank Nobilo of New Zealand fired a 3-under-par 69 in the second round Friday and held to a one-stroke lead after the second round of the $1.1 million Deutsche Bank Open.
Nobilo, whose round included three birdies and 15 pars, had a 134 total.
Retief Goosen, who shot a 67, was second. Colin Montgomerie of Scotland shot the day's best round, a 65, and was within two strokes of the lead, in a group of nine.