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Y.E. Yang, Kevin Sutherland lead in St. Louis


Kevin Sutherland holds his follow-through after hitting his tee shot on the 10th hole during the second round for the 2023 U.S. Senior Open on Friday, June 30, 2023, at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, Wis. Tork Mason/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

Kevin Sutherland holds his follow-through after hitting his tee shot on the tenth gap throughout the second spherical for the 2023 U.S. Senior Open on Friday, June 30, 2023, at SentryWorld in Stevens Level, Wis. Tork Mason/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
Picture: Tork Mason / USA TODAY NETWORK

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

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