Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf - R2

Tom Pernice Jr. and Scott Hoch stretch their lead

April 26-28
Big Cedar Lodge, Top of the Rock, Ridgedale, Missouri
$1,800,000
Round 1, Round 3


Tom Pernice Jr. and Scott Hoch stretched their lead to three strokes Saturday in the PGA Tour Champions’ Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf, shooting a 6-under 48 on the Top of the Rock par-3 course at windy Big Cedar Lodge.

A day after opening with a 9-under 62 in best-ball play at Ozarks National to take a one-stroke lead, Pernice and Hoch had five birdies in modified alternate shot in their first trip around the par-3 layout. They had two birdies and a bogey in strong wind in the best-ball second nine.

”I thought after we played so well on the alternate shot, which is much tougher usually, that the way we were hitting it we were still going to do pretty well playing best ball,” Hoch said. ”It got brutal out there and I found out or we found out that wasn’t the case. We had to make some really good up-and-downs to keep our score where it was.”

The 59-year-old Pernice has five victories on the 50-and-over tour. The 63-year-old Hoch has three senior victories.

”The conditions were so tough out here, we were just hoping to hit some good, decent shots, end up the right distance and maybe have some chances,” Pernice said. ”We got our way around the last nine holes. We played really good the first nine and alternate shot really helped us for the day.”


Jesper Parnevik-Jeff Maggert and Paul Goydos-Kevin Sutherland were tied for second after their rounds at Ozarks National.

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Parnevik- Maggert shot 62.

”We both kind of had some bad holes, but we both had a lot of good holes,” Maggert said. ”I think we both probably would have shot under par on our own ball today.”

Goydos-Sutherland had a 66.

”That was crazy. That was crazy wind,” Sutherland said. ”At times it was blowing insanely hard. But, you know, I played really well today and got a lot of easy birdies early and sometimes you can just feed off that. It was a good day for us.”

Roger Chapman and David Frost were 11 under after a 51 on the par-3 course, the site of the final round Sunday.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Tom Pernice Jr. (TR)
-15
62
48
110
Scott Hoch (TR)
T2
Jesper Parnevik (OZ)
-12
51
62
113
Jeff Maggert (OZ)
T2
Paul Goydos (OZ)
-12
47
66
113
Kevin Sutherland (OZ)
4
Roger Chapman (TR)
-11
63
51
114
David Frost (TR)
T5
Olin Browne (TR)
-10
66
49
115
Steve Pate (TR)
T5
Brandt Jobe (OZ)
-10
52
63
115
Scott McCarron (OZ)
T5
Bart Bryant (TR)
-10
64
51
115
Brad Bryant (TR)
T5
Vijay Singh (OZ)
-10
52
63
115
Carlos Franco (OZ)
T5
Michael Allen (OZ)
-10
50
65
115
John Daly (OZ)
T5
Ken Tanigawa (OZ)
-10
46
69
115
Gene Sauers (OZ)
T5
Billy Andrade (OZ)
-10
50
65
115
Joe Durant (OZ)
T5
Shaun Micheel (TR)
-10
63
52
115
Loren Roberts (TR)
T13
Lee Janzen (OZ)
-9
51
65
116
Rocco Mediate (OZ)
T13
Larry Nelson (TR)
-9
66
50
116
Billy Mayfair (TR)
15
Paul Broadhurst (OZ)
-8
50
67
117
Kirk Triplett (OZ)
T16
David Toms (OZ)
-7
50
68
118
Steve Flesch (OZ)
T16
José María Olazábal (OZ)
-7
49
69
118
Miguel Angel Jiménez (OZ)
T16
Sandy Lyle (OZ)
-7
51
67
118
Ian Woosnam (OZ)
T16
Colin Montgomerie (OZ)
-7
51
67
118
Mark O’Meara (OZ)
T16
Scott Parel (TR)
-7
64
54
118
Larry Mize (TR)
21
Corey Pavin (TR)
-6
68
51
119
Duffy Waldorf (TR)
T22
Peter Jacobsen (OZ)
-5
50
70
120
Jay Haas (OZ)
T22
Retief Goosen (TR)
-5
68
52
120
Mark McNulty (TR)
T22
Hale Irwin (TR)
-5
68
52
120
Wes Short, Jr. (TR)
25
Joey Sindelar (OZ)
-4
51
70
121
John Cook (OZ)
T26
Fred Funk (TR)
-3
70
52
122
Dana Quigley (TR)
T26
Scott Verplank (TR)
-3
69
53
122
Bob Tway (TR)
T28
Mark Calcavecchia (OZ)
-2
55
68
123
Woody Austin (OZ)
T28
Bruce Fleisher (TR)
-2
71
52
123
Tom Jenkins (TR)
T28
Brad Faxon (OZ)
-2
52
71
123
Dudley Hart (OZ)
T31
Mark Brooks (TR)
-1
68
56
124
John Huston (TR)
T31
Mike Reid (TR)
-1
71
53
124
Dan Forsman (TR)
T31
Morris Hatalsky (TR)
-1
68
56
124
Bob Gilder (TR)
T31
Tom Kite (TR)
-1
71
53
124
Gil Morgan (TR)
35
Tom Watson (OZ)
E
50
75
125
Andy North (OZ)
36
Scott Simpson (TR)
2
68
59
127
Wayne Levi (TR)