American Family Insurance Championship R2

Steve Flesch leading in Madison

June 21-23
University Ridge GC, Madison, Wisconsin
$2,000,000
Round 1, Round 3


Steve Flesch birdied the final three holes for a 7-under 65 and the second-round lead Saturday in the American Family Insurance Championship, with tournament host Steve Stricker a stroke back in his hometown tournament.

The 52-year-old Flesch played the back nine at University Ridge in 5-under 31 to reach 11-under 133. He won the 2018 Mitsubishi Electric Classic for his lone PGA Tour Champions title after winning four times on the PGA Tour.

”Hit a lot of good shots, had a lot of opportunities,” Flesch said. ”Greens are perfect, and today I made three more than I did yesterday. So two good rounds. It’s nice because I haven’t particularly played well here in my two previous showings.”

He was part of Fox’s broadcast team last week at the U.S. Open.


”I didn’t even have my clubs with me,” Flesch said. ”I flew home from there and didn’t even fly up here until Wednesday, so I had a nice week and a half off from playing any golf, although I was immersed in maybe the biggest championship going on in the world.”

Stricker eagled the par-5 16th in a 67.

”Tough day,” Stricker said. ”It was gusty, swirling wind. It was tough to pick the right club, so it made for a bit more of a challenge today.”

Billy Andrade (66) and Duffy Waldorf (67) also were 10 under. First-round leader Jerry Kelly, also from Madison, shot a 70 to drop into a tie for fifth at 9 under with Retief Goosen (66) and Tom Pernice (67).

John Daly was four strokes back at 7 under after a 69, and defending champion Scott McCarron had a 67 to get to 6 under.

Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz was last in the 78-man field at 10 over after rounds of 76 and 78. Making his third tour start, the former Atlanta Braves star got into the field on a sponsor exemption.

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Dutch Open R1

Tours
By GT Editor

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Steve Flesch
-11
68
65
133
T2
Billy Andrade
-10
68
66
134
T2
Steve Stricker
-10
67
67
134
T2
Duffy Waldorf
-10
67
67
134
T5
Retief Goosen
-9
69
66
135
T5
Tom Pernice Jr.
-9
68
67
135
T5
Jerry Kelly
-9
65
70
135
8
Woody Austin
-8
69
67
136
T9
Stephen Leaney
-7
69
68
137
T9
John Daly
-7
68
69
137
T9
Kirk Triplett
-7
67
70
137
T12
Scott McCarron
-6
71
67
138
T12
Shaun Micheel
-6
70
68
138
T12
Colin Montgomerie
-6
70
68
138
T12
Ken Tanigawa
-6
73
65
138
T12
Esteban Toledo
-6
69
69
138
T12
Brandt Jobe
-6
69
69
138
T12
Tom Gillis
-6
67
71
138
T19
Paul Broadhurst
-5
71
68
139
T19
Ken Duke
-5
70
69
139
T19
Tim Petrovic
-5
72
67
139
T19
Gary Hallberg
-5
72
67
139
T19
Dan Olsen
-5
72
67
139
T19
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-5
69
70
139
T19
Steve Jones
-5
73
66
139
T19
Scott Parel
-5
68
71
139
T19
David Toms
-5
67
72
139
T28
John Huston
-4
70
70
140
T28
Larry Mize
-4
70
70
140
T28
Kevin Sutherland
-4
70
70
140
T28
Cliff Kresge
-4
69
71
140
T28
David McKenzie
-4
68
72
140
T28
Corey Pavin
-4
67
73
140
T28
Omar Uresti
-4
74
66
140
T28
David Frost
-4
66
74
140
T36
Mike Small
-3
71
70
141
T36
Scott Verplank
-3
72
69
141
T36
Michael Allen
-3
70
71
141
T36
Olin Browne
-3
72
69
141
T36
Kenny Perry
-3
70
71
141
T36
Dan Forsman
-3
73
68
141
T42
Loren Roberts
-2
72
70
142
T42
Marco Dawson
-2
73
69
142
T42
Stephen Ames
-2
73
69
142
T42
Bernhard Langer
-2
69
73
142
T46
Chris DiMarco
-1
71
72
143
T46
Michael Bradley
-1
71
72
143
T46
Jerry Smith
-1
70
73
143
T46
Vijay Singh
-1
72
71
143
T46
Lee Janzen
-1
69
74
143
T46
Darren Clarke
-1
73
70
143
T46
Rocco Mediate
-1
73
70
143
T46
Tom Byrum
-1
73
70
143
T46
Gibby Gilbert III
-1
68
75
143
T55
Doug Garwood
E
71
73
144
T55
Dave Cunningham
E
70
74
144
T55
Scott Hoch
E
70
74
144
T55
Kent Jones
E
72
72
144
T55
Tommy Armour III
E
73
71
144
T55
Greg Kraft
E
74
70
144
T61
Billy Mayfair
1
71
74
145
T61
Tommy Tolles
1
71
74
145
T61
Paul Goydos
1
72
73
145
T64
Bob Estes
2
70
76
146
T64
Mark Calcavecchia
2
72
74
146
T64
Fran Quinn
2
73
73
146
T64
Wes Short, Jr.
2
74
72
146
T68
Gene Sauers
3
75
72
147
T68
Jeff Sluman
3
76
71
147
T70
Willie Wood
4
74
74
148
T70
Glen Day
4
74
74
148
T70
Joe Durant
4
76
72
148
T70
Dudley Hart
4
77
71
148
74
Skip Kendall
5
75
74
149
T75
Fred Funk
7
72
79
151
T75
Scott Simpson
7
76
75
151
77
Bob Gilder
9
75
78
153
78
John Smoltz
10
76
78
154