MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- For the second consecutive day, David Frost was as hot as the sultry Memphis weather, tying a PGA Tour record with his second 63 for a four-shot lead in the St. Jude Classic.
Five other golfers also have shot 126 for the first two rounds of a PGA tournament. Among them is John Cook, who set his mark in the 1996 St. Jude, also played at the par-71 Tournament Players Club at Southwind.Frost did not play St. Jude that year, but recalled watching it on television and thinking, "How the hell can a guy shoot those scores?"
"I obviously didn't expect to shoot two 63s," he said. "Last year, I shot two 71s and missed the cut. So I was just trying to improve on last year's two 71s.
"I'm very happy with the way I've played the last two days. Hopefully, it will just snowball over the next two days."
Hal Sutton, who was tied for the lead with Frost and Tom Lehman after one round, shot a 67 and was alone in second at 12-under.
Sutton's only bogey of the first two rounds came when he three-putted his final hole Friday. Still, he was pleased with his play and feels he can catch Frost.
"There's only one thing I've got to say: He (Frost) ain't got but one way he can go," Sutton said, winking. "It's hard to keep that pace. That's awfully good playing for David. My hat's off."
Lehman shot a 68 despite suffering from flu-like symptoms that sent him straight to bed after his round.
"As I started feeling worse, I began to play worse," said Lehman, who still expected to play Saturday.
BELLSOUTH SENIOR CLASSIC: Jim Albus birdied four straight holes en route to a 7-under-par 65 Friday for the first-round lead in the BellSouth Senior Classic.
Albus held a one-shot lead over David Lundstrom, who got into the tournament as an alternate when Allen Doyle was forced to withdraw, and Howard Twitty, who toured the 6,783-yard Springhouse Golf Club course in a pair of spiked sandals designed to relieve his ailing feet.
ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL: Jean Zedlitz, displaying unusual composure after years of failure on the LPGA Tour, fired a 1-under-par 71 Friday to grab a two-stroke lead midway through the Rochester International.
"I've kind of made a commitment to myself to just go play well and have fun and enjoy it while I can," said Zedlitz, who moved to 5-under-par 139. "Whatever happens happens."