KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship - R2

Broadhurst shares lead at halfway stage of his Senior PGA Championship defence

May 23-26
Oak Hill CC, Rochester, New York
$3,250,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

Paul Broadhurst carded the only bogey-free round of the day at Oak Hill Country Club as he took a share of the lead after the second round of his defence of the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.

Broadhurst shares lead at halfway stage of KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship defence, © Getty Images
Paul Broadhurst, © Getty Images

“To be bogey-free around this course is absolutely delightful. We were lucky; half the draw got it really easy because it’s never going to play that easy again. I’ve said all along that level par could win it, and if we get any sort of wind that might be the case.

“I can draw a lot from past experiences. Last year was a little bit different, because I didn’t take the lead until late on the Sunday – so I played my way through the field. It’s nice to lead a tournament whenever.

“There are two rounds to go. I’m not jumping the gun or looking ahead too much. I just want to play consistently like I have these last two days and keep the mistakes to a minimum.”

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The Englishman, a two-time Senior Major Champion, ended Friday’s play tied at the top of the leaderboard with fellow Staysure Tour member Esteban Toledo, of Mexico, as the pair carded three under par rounds of 67.

“It’s a tough golf course. I hit the ball pretty much on the fairway all day long. I made a lot of putts. The way I handled all the shots coming down the stretch, it was exciting for me. My caddie kept me relaxed a little bit and that made the difference. I usually get tense, but he kept me loose”. – Esteban Toledo

“A lot of things can happen over the next two days. I just have to go out there and do whatever I’ve got to do. I was thinking I I could shoot par that would be great, but then I started making birdies and I was relaxing and hearing people cheering for me – it was really exciting.”

A two-time John Jacobs Trophy winner for topping the Staysure Tour Order of Merit in 2016 and 2018, Broadhurst has eight victories on both sides of the Atlantic since turning 50 in 2015. Toledo, 56, is a four-time winner on the PGA Tour Champions circuit.

The pair are two strokes ahead of two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen and overnight leader Scott Parel. Both Goosen and Parel lost ground on the formidable par-70 East Course at Oak Hill, carding rounds of 72 and 73 respectively.

The quartet are the only golfers in the field to finish their first two rounds under par as American’s Jerry Kelly and John Riegger share fifth place on level par.


Paul Lawrie, in his first year on the over-50s circuit, carded a two over par round of 72 to share seventh place on one over. The 1999 Open Champion is one stroke ahead of a fellow Claret Jug winner, as Darren Clarke, winner at Royal St Georges in 2011, shares 13 th place on two over par.

“I haven’t played a lot of golf in the last 14 months, so to have an outside chance after two days I’m happy enough. But I’m a golfer, and I’m never happy – it’s not part of the deal.” – Paul Lawrie

“I was grinding it out on the last few holes, and that’s what I’ve been missing. You need to play competitively to be able to do that. I could have easy been three or four over there, so I’m pretty pleased.”

In total, 78 competitors made the cut, including 19 Staysure Tour members, which fell at nine over par.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Esteban Toledo
-3
70
67
137
T1
Paul Broadhurst
-3
70
67
137
T3
Retief Goosen
-1
67
72
139
T3
Scott Parel
-1
66
73
139
T5
John Riegger
E
69
71
140
T5
Jerry Kelly
E
70
70
140
T7
Marco Dawson
1
67
74
141
T7
Mike Goodes
1
72
69
141
T7
Scott McCarron
1
72
69
141
T7
Kirk Triplett
1
70
71
141
T7
Paul Lawrie
1
69
72
141
T7
Ken Tanigawa
1
67
74
141
T13
Bob May
2
71
71
142
T13
Jesper Parnevik
2
68
74
142
T13
Darren Clarke
2
68
74
142
T13
Rocco Mediate
2
71
71
142
T17
Corey Pavin
3
69
74
143
T17
Brandt Jobe
3
71
72
143
T17
Doug Garwood
3
70
73
143
T17
Tommy Armour III
3
70
73
143
T17
Duffy Waldorf
3
69
74
143
T17
David Frost
3
72
71
143
T17
Gregory Meyer
3
71
72
143
T24
Bob Sowards
4
71
73
144
T24
Peter Baker
4
72
72
144
T24
Bart Bryant
4
74
70
144
T24
Tim Petrovic
4
71
73
144
T24
David McKenzie
4
73
71
144
T24
Mike Miles
4
69
75
144
T30
Gibby Gilbert III
5
69
76
145
T30
Wes Short, Jr.
5
72
73
145
T30
Paul McGinley
5
73
72
145
T30
Vijay Singh
5
72
73
145
T30
Prayad Marksaeng
5
71
74
145
T30
Stephen Ames
5
73
72
145
T30
Peter Fowler
5
71
74
145
T30
Jerry Smith
5
71
74
145
T38
Gary Hallberg
6
72
74
146
T38
John Huston
6
69
77
146
T38
Mark Brown
6
74
72
146
T38
Taichi Teshima
6
69
77
146
T38
Jeff Maggert
6
68
78
146
T38
Paul Goydos
6
72
74
146
T38
Steve Pate
6
74
72
146
T38
Stephen Leaney
6
74
72
146
T38
Bernhard Langer
6
72
74
146
T38
Scott Dunlap
6
72
74
146
T38
Omar Uresti
6
70
76
146
T38
Rafael Gómez
6
71
75
146
T50
Toru Suzuki
7
77
70
147
T50
Dan Forsman
7
72
75
147
T50
Billy Andrade
7
72
75
147
T50
Mark Brooks
7
71
76
147
T50
Chad Proehl
7
76
71
147
T50
Thaworn Wiratchant
7
73
74
147
T50
Scott Hoch
7
70
77
147
T50
Carlos Franco
7
73
74
147
T58
Steve Flesch
8
78
70
148
T58
Steve Stricker
8
76
72
148
T58
Steve Jones
8
77
71
148
T58
Tom Lehman
8
75
73
148
T58
Olin Browne
8
73
75
148
T58
Shaun Micheel
8
74
74
148
T58
Lee Janzen
8
73
75
148
T58
Jay Haas
8
74
74
148
T58
Cliff Kresge
8
73
75
148
T58
Thomas Levet
8
70
78
148
T58
Tom Pernice Jr.
8
76
72
148
T69
Tom Gillis
9
74
75
149
T69
Paul Eales
9
76
73
149
T69
Larry Mize
9
76
73
149
T69
Woody Austin
9
74
75
149
T69
Michael Bradley
9
70
79
149
T69
Billy Mayfair
9
75
74
149
T69
Mark Mielke
9
73
76
149
T69
Colin Montgomerie
9
74
75
149
T69
Stuart Smith
9
74
75
149
T69
Jared Melson
9
76
73
149
CUT
James Mason
10
79
71
150
CUT
Jeff Brehaut
10
77
73
150
CUT
Kohki Idoki
10
75
75
150
CUT
Tom Byrum
10
72
78
150
CUT
Mark Tucker
10
77
73
150
CUT
Mike Genovese
10
76
74
150
CUT
Rob Moss
10
73
77
150
CUT
Miguel Angel Jiménez
10
73
77
150
CUT
Mark O’Meara
10
74
76
150
CUT
Tommy Tolles
11
73
78
151
CUT
Ken Duke
11
70
81
151
CUT
Scott Verplank
11
79
72
151
CUT
Jim Estes
11
77
74
151
CUT
Glen Day
11
78
73
151
CUT
Dave McNabb
11
74
77
151
CUT
Chris Kaufman
11
76
75
151
CUT
Gus Ulrich
11
76
75
151
CUT
Miguel Angel Martin
11
74
77
151
CUT
Santiago Luna
11
70
81
151
CUT
Willie Wood
12
76
76
152
CUT
Frank Esposito Jr
12
71
81
152
CUT
Fred Funk
12
72
80
152
CUT
James Kingston
12
76
76
152
CUT
Joe Durant
13
74
79
153
CUT
Chris Williams
13
74
79
153
CUT
John Daly
13
79
74
153
CUT
Fran Quinn
13
79
74
153
CUT
Gene Fieger
13
81
72
153
CUT
Joey Sindelar
13
73
80
153
CUT
Mark Calcavecchia
13
74
79
153
CUT
Kevin Baker
13
74
79
153
CUT
Jarmo Sandelin
13
71
82
153
CUT
Markus Brier
13
79
74
153
CUT
Craig Bowden
14
77
77
154
CUT
Gene Sauers
14
74
80
154
CUT
Jeffrey Schmid
14
77
77
154
CUT
Jeff Sluman
14
74
80
154
CUT
Roger Chapman
14
73
81
154
CUT
Greg Kraft
14
78
76
154
CUT
Brad Lardon
14
79
75
154
CUT
Russ Cochran
14
77
77
154
CUT
Paul Streeter
14
71
83
154
CUT
Brian Kelly
14
78
76
154
CUT
Mauricio Molina
14
79
75
154
CUT
Frank Bensel Jr
14
80
74
154
CUT
Henrik Simonsen
15
76
79
155
CUT
Todd Hamilton
15
77
78
155
CUT
Michael Allen
15
78
77
155
CUT
Magnus Atlevi
15
75
80
155
CUT
Walt Chapman
16
78
78
156
CUT
Rick Morton
16
79
77
156
CUT
Rich Gilkey
16
77
79
156
CUT
Dan Olsen
16
75
81
156
CUT
Dave Bahr
17
79
78
157
CUT
Philip Golding
17
82
75
157
CUT
Jeff Hart
17
79
78
157
CUT
Clark Dennis
17
77
80
157
CUT
Phillip Price
17
80
77
157
CUT
Barry Lane
17
76
81
157
CUT
Stephen Dodd
18
78
80
158
CUT
Skip Kendall
18
77
81
158
CUT
Brent Studer
18
83
75
158
CUT
Dudley Hart
18
77
81
158
CUT
Bob Tway
19
76
83
159
CUT
Brian Cairns
19
83
76
159
CUT
Michael Campbell
20
81
79
160
CUT
Sandy Lyle
20
79
81
160
CUT
Jean-Francois Remesy
21
84
77
161
CUT
Bob Gilder
22
79
83
162
CUT
Chris DiMarco
22
83
79
162
CUT
Mike Reid
22
82
80
162
CUT
David Shacklady
22
83
79
162
CUT
Ken Green
22
83
79
162
CUT
Charlie Bolling
23
77
86
163
CUT
Thomas Vizina
23
80
83
163
WD
Paul Claxton
75
13
88
WD
Peter Jacobsen
80
80
WD
Christopher Perry
86
86
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