Hoag Classic - R1

McCarron & Quin tied in Newport Beach

March 08-10
Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach, California
$1,800,000

Round 2, Round 3


Scott McCarron closed with a birdie in windy conditions for a 7-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead with Fran Quinn on Friday in the PGA Tour Champions’ Hoag Classic.

McCarron rebounded from a bogey on the par-4 16th with the birdie on the par-5 18th at Newport Beach Country Club in wind at 20-25 mph.

”Every hole plays crosswind just the way this golf course is set up, and with this wind, it’s tough,” McCarron said. ”You’ve got to really change your start lines off the tee and be able to control the trajectory of the golf ball. I did that very well today.”

The former UCLA player has eight Champions victories after winning three PGA Tour titles. He tied for second last year at Newport Beach, a stroke behind Vijay Singh.

”I don’t know if it’s unfinished business, but I felt like I certainly had a chance to win last year,” McCarron said. ”Bogey at 17 cost me, but I played well. This is a golf course that I enjoy playing, so hopefully we can get in the hunt come late Sunday.”

Quinn finished with a bogey on the par-4 ninth. Winless on the senior tour, he birdied seven of his first 11 holes.

”I played really well tee to green,” Quinn said. ”I had a ton of opportunities. I might have made five birdies inside of 3 feet, so I had a couple real kick-ins. … Missed a couple short putts. The one on the last hole kind of stings a little bit, but overall in these conditions this golf course is difficult. I played solid.”

Doug Garwood opened with a 66, and David Toms, Corey Pavin and Billy Andrade shot 67. Pavin also played at UCLA.


Newport Beach resident Fred Couples had a 68.

Colin Montgomerie shot 80, playing the front nine in 7-over 42 with a double bogey and five bogeys.

Singh skipped his title defense to play in the PGA Tour’s Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Bernhard Langer is sidelined by an injury to his rib and stomach area.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Scott McCarron
-7
64
T1
Fran Quinn
-7
64
3
Doug Garwood
-5
66
T4
Corey Pavin
-4
67
T4
Billy Andrade
-4
67
T4
David Toms
-4
67
T7
Woody Austin
-3
68
T7
Carlos Franco
-3
68
T7
Fred Couples
-3
68
T7
Tom Gillis
-3
68
T7
David McKenzie
-3
68
T12
Tim Petrovic
-2
69
T12
Steve Flesch
-2
69
T12
Steve Pate
-2
69
T12
Rocco Mediate
-2
69
T12
Ken Tanigawa
-2
69
T12
Paul Goydos
-2
69
T12
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-2
69
T12
Tom Lehman
-2
69
T20
Kent Jones
-1
70
T20
Glen Day
-1
70
T20
Tommy Tolles
-1
70
T20
Jeff Sluman
-1
70
T20
Tom Byrum
-1
70
T20
Billy Mayfair
-1
70
T20
Jerry Kelly
-1
70
T20
Jesper Parnevik
-1
70
T20
Scott Parel
-1
70
T20
Esteban Toledo
-1
70
T20
Duffy Waldorf
-1
70
T20
Kirk Triplett
-1
70
T20
Tom Pernice Jr.
-1
70
T33
Jerry Smith
E
71
T33
Tommy Armour III
E
71
T33
Russ Cochran
E
71
T33
Lee Janzen
E
71
T33
Joey Sindelar
E
71
T33
Bob Estes
E
71
T33
Gene Sauers
E
71
T33
Marco Dawson
E
71
T33
Bart Bryant
E
71
T33
Mark Calcavecchia
E
71
T33
Mark O’Meara
E
71
T33
Paul Broadhurst
E
71
T33
Cliff Kresge
E
71
T33
Kevin Baker
E
71
T47
Loren Roberts
1
72
T47
Willie Wood
1
72
T47
Mark Brooks
1
72
T47
Steve Jones
1
72
T51
Sam Randolph
2
73
T51
Scott Verplank
2
73
T51
Wes Short, Jr.
2
73
T51
Kevin Sutherland
2
73
T51
Brandt Jobe
2
73
T51
José María Olazábal
2
73
T51
Skip Kendall
2
73
T58
David Frost
3
74
T58
Joe Durant
3
74
T58
Michael Allen
3
74
T61
Chris DiMarco
4
75
T61
Kenny Perry
4
75
T61
Stephen Ames
4
75
T61
Darren Clarke
4
75
T61
Gibby Gilbert III
4
75
T66
Scott Hoch
5
76
T66
Olin Browne
5
76
T66
Greg Kraft
5
76
T66
Sandy Lyle
5
76
T66
Jeff Maggert
5
76
T71
John Cook
6
77
T71
Bob May
6
77
73
Tom Kite
7
78
74
Steve Jurgensen
9
80
75
Bob Gilder
11
82
WD
Jay Haas
55
WD
Hal Sutton
64
WD
Colin Montgomerie
80