Kevin Sutherland and South Korean Y.E. Yang shot matching 66s on Saturday to stay atop the leaderboard of the Ascension Charity Basic in St. Louis.
The pair sit at 12-under-par 130, holding a one-shot lead over Ken Duke, who fired a 65. Sutherland is the one participant bogey-free by 36 holes.
Yang and Sutherland had been a part of a quartet of gamers who led after 18 holes.
Brett Quigley (second-round 64) and Steve Flesch (66) are tied for fourth at 10 below. 4 others are 4 pictures off the lead in a tie for sixth.
Sutherland carded 5 birdies as he vies for his sixth title on the Champions Tour. He holds the lead or co-lead after 36 holes for the tenth time.
“I’ve finished a very good job of managing errors, and I ended up making some pars — I’ve made some good pars, particularly yesterday, not a lot immediately,” Sutherland stated. “I hit it slightly higher immediately than I did yesterday. The rating wasn’t nearly as good. I really felt like I performed slightly higher immediately. I be ok with it.”
Yang made seven birdies in opposition to two bogeys for his spherical, marking his greatest 36-hole complete on the Champions Tour.
Quigley performed himself into rivalry, his 64 matching his low spherical on tour and tying the event course file. He had a chaotic entrance 9, beginning birdie-eagle earlier than carding two bogeys and one other two birdies going out. He settled down on the again, posting 4 birdies.
“Very happy total,” Quigley stated. “Received off to an amazing begin after which type of puttered round there on the entrance 9 and made a pleasant birdie on 9 and type of received jump-started once more. Thankfully (I) made a number of good putts, and swiftly it was 7-under.”
Colin Montgomerie of Scotland vaulted 42 spots up the leaderboard, additionally capturing 64.
First spherical co-leader Billy Mayfair shot 70 on Saturday and is among the many group tied at 8 below. The fourth co-leader, Tim O’Neal, shot 71 and dropped right into a tie for tenth together with three others, together with Montgomerie.
—Area Degree Media