The Ally Challenge 2018 – Round 2

PGA Tour Champions

The Ally Challenge 2018

September 14-16

Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club, Grand Blanc Township, Michigan

$2,000,000

September 14-16

Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club, Grand Blanc Township, Michigan

$2,000,000

Round 2

Scott McCarron takes a share of the lead with 63

September 15, 2018

Scott McCarron shot a 9-under 63 in hot conditions Saturday at Warwick Hills for a share of The Ally Challenge lead with Tom Lehman and Jeff Maggert.

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Coming off a successful title defense two weeks ago in Calgary, Alberta, played an early three-hole stretch in 4 under - making an eagle on the par-4 12th. He had six birdies and a bogey on his second nine, birdieing the last three and four of the final five.

''I made a lot of putts. I drove the ball well, which you've got to do here,'' McCarron said. ''You've got to put the ball in play first and then you've got to make a lot of putts, and today I was able to make a bunch of putts.''

He chipped in on the par-4 ninth for his final birdie.

''I had a decent lie there. It wasn't a difficult chip, but it wasn't one I was really thinking about making,'' McCarron said. ''But I hit a beautiful chip there and it just rolled right in, caught the left edge. Great way to finish.''

Lehman shot his second straight 67, and Maggert had a 68 to match McCarron at 10-under 135. The 49-year-old Lehman won in Iowa in June for his 11th senior title.

''Unless somebody just goes crazy, it's always been the case that the course tends to bunch the players,'' Lehman said. ''If you drive it well, you're going to be able to attack pins, and the greens are so perfect, you're going to make putts. So scores tend to be low here and there's going to be a lot of guys shooting low, so there's the possibility for fireworks tomorrow.''

The 53-year-old McCarron has seven PGA Tour Champions victories, also winning in Wisconsin in June. He won three times on the PGA Tour.

''I've had a lot of opportunities over the last couple months to win tournaments and my game feels good,'' McCarron said. ''Yesterday I played very nicely, I just didn't make any putts, so today I was able to play well and finally the putts started dropping.''

Mark O'Meara had a 64 to join Tom Byrum (66), Paul Broadhurst (68) and Esteban Toledo (69) at 9 under.

''It's obviously very exciting to come back,'' the 61-year-old O'Meara said. ''We're thrilled that Ally stepped up to the plate to bring golf back to the Grand Blanc-Flint area, come back to Warwick Hills, where we played so many times on the PGA Tour. It's brought back a lot of fond memories.''

First-round leader Brandt Jobe had a 71 to drop into a tie for eighth with David McKenzie (69) at 8 under.

Vijay Singh, a three-time winner at Warwick Hills in the PGA Tour's defunct Buick Open, was 7 under along with two-time Warwick champion Kenny Perry (67), Bernhard Langer (67), David Toms (70) and Joey Sindelar (67).

''Very similar to yesterday,'' Perry said. ''The golf course is in great shape. Greens are at speeds - holeable speeds.''

Fred Couples, the 1994 Buick Open winner, was 2 under after a 73.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Scott McCarron
-10
71
63
134
T1
Tom Lehman
-10
67
67
134
T1
Jeff Maggert
-10
66
68
134
T4
Mark O'Meara
-9
71
64
135
T4
Tom Byrum
-9
69
66
135
T4
Paul Broadhurst
-9
67
68
135
T4
Esteban Toledo
-9
66
69
135
T8
David McKenzie
-8
67
69
136
T8
Brandt Jobe
-8
65
71
136
T10
Kenny Perry
-7
70
67
137
T10
Bernhard Langer
-7
70
67
137
T10
Joey Sindelar
-7
70
67
137
T10
David Toms
-7
67
70
137
T10
Vijay Singh
-7
66
71
137
T15
Gibby Gilbert III
-6
70
68
138
T15
Bill Glasson
-6
71
67
138
T15
Jesper Parnevik
-6
70
68
138
T15
Olin Browne
-6
70
68
138
T15
Billy Andrade
-6
68
70
138
T15
John Huston
-6
68
70
138
T15
Lee Janzen
-6
67
71
138
T22
Rocco Mediate
-5
70
69
139
T22
Marco Dawson
-5
70
69
139
T22
Scott Dunlap
-5
70
69
139
T22
Gary Hallberg
-5
72
67
139
T22
Joe Durant
-5
69
70
139
T22
Kirk Triplett
-5
72
67
139
T22
Gene Sauers
-5
72
67
139
T22
Scott Parel
-5
68
71
139
T22
Bob Estes
-5
68
71
139
T31
Kent Jones
-4
71
69
140
T31
Tommy Armour III
-4
70
70
140
T31
Jeff Sluman
-4
69
71
140
T31
Dan Forsman
-4
73
67
140
T31
Jerry Smith
-4
68
72
140
T36
Mark Calcavecchia
-3
70
71
141
T36
Glen Day
-3
71
70
141
T36
Wes Short, Jr.
-3
70
71
141
T36
Woody Austin
-3
72
69
141
T36
Colin Montgomerie
-3
69
72
141
T36
Jerry KellyJ. Kelly
-3
72
69
141
T36
Corey Pavin
-3
69
72
141
T36
Paul Claxton
-3
68
73
141
T36
Dudley Hart
-3
73
68
141
T36
Stephen Ames
-3
73
68
141
T46
Duffy Waldorf
-2
71
71
142
T46
Jay Haas
-2
71
71
142
T46
Loren Roberts
-2
70
72
142
T46
Scott Verplank
-2
72
70
142
T46
Billy Mayfair
-2
69
73
142
T46
Fred Couples
-2
69
73
142
T46
David Frost
-2
69
73
142
T46
Doug Garwood
-2
72
70
142
T46
Tom Werkmeister
-2
72
70
142
T55
Darren Clarke
-1
71
72
143
T55
Paul Goydos
-1
70
73
143
T55
Carlos Franco
-1
70
73
143
T55
Jay Don Blake
-1
72
71
143
T55
Scott Hoch
-1
72
71
143
T55
Mark Walker
-1
72
71
143
T55
Blaine McCallister
-1
73
70
143
T62
Ken Tanigawa
E
71
73
144
T62
Tommy Tolles
E
72
72
144
T64
Mark Brooks
1
70
75
145
T64
Tim Petrovic
1
72
73
145
T64
Chris DiMarco
1
72
73
145
T64
Kevin Johnson
1
74
71
145
T64
Larry Mize
1
75
70
145
T69
Steve Pate
2
72
74
146
T69
Mike Goodes
2
73
73
146
T69
Fran Quinn
2
73
73
146
72
Todd Hamilton
3
74
73
147
T73
Sandy Lyle
4
73
75
148
T73
Tom Pernice Jr.
4
76
72
148
T73
Tom Gillis
4
78
70
148
76
Robert Gamez
12
79
77
156
WD
Bart Bryant
--
17
--
17
WD
John Daly
--
39
--
39
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
T1
Scott McCarron
-10
134
T1
Tom Lehman
-10
134
T1
Jeff Maggert
-10
134
T4
Mark O'Meara
-9
135
T4
Tom Byrum
-9
135
T4
Paul Broadhurst
-9
135
T4
Esteban Toledo
-9
135
T8
David McKenzie
-8
136
T8
Brandt Jobe
-8
136
T10
Kenny Perry
-7
137
T10
Bernhard Langer
-7
137
T10
Joey Sindelar
-7
137
T10
David Toms
-7
137
T10
Vijay Singh
-7
137
T15
Gibby Gilbert III
-6
138
T15
Bill Glasson
-6
138
T15
Jesper Parnevik
-6
138
T15
Olin Browne
-6
138
T15
Billy Andrade
-6
138
T15
John Huston
-6
138
T15
Lee Janzen
-6
138
T22
Rocco Mediate
-5
139
T22
Marco Dawson
-5
139
T22
Scott Dunlap
-5
139
T22
Gary Hallberg
-5
139
T22
Joe Durant
-5
139
T22
Kirk Triplett
-5
139
T22
Gene Sauers
-5
139
T22
Scott Parel
-5
139
T22
Bob Estes
-5
139
T31
Kent Jones
-4
140
T31
Tommy Armour III
-4
140
T31
Jeff Sluman
-4
140
T31
Dan Forsman
-4
140
T31
Jerry Smith
-4
140
T36
Mark Calcavecchia
-3
141
T36
Glen Day
-3
141
T36
Wes Short, Jr.
-3
141
T36
Woody Austin
-3
141
T36
Colin Montgomerie
-3
141
T36
Jerry KellyJ. Kelly
-3
141
T36
Corey Pavin
-3
141
T36
Paul Claxton
-3
141
T36
Dudley Hart
-3
141
T36
Stephen Ames
-3
141
T46
Duffy Waldorf
-2
142
T46
Jay Haas
-2
142
T46
Loren Roberts
-2
142
T46
Scott Verplank
-2
142
T46
Billy Mayfair
-2
142
T46
Fred Couples
-2
142
T46
David Frost
-2
142
T46
Doug Garwood
-2
142
T46
Tom Werkmeister
-2
142
T55
Darren Clarke
-1
143
T55
Paul Goydos
-1
143
T55
Carlos Franco
-1
143
T55
Jay Don Blake
-1
143
T55
Scott Hoch
-1
143
T55
Mark Walker
-1
143
T55
Blaine McCallister
-1
143
T62
Ken Tanigawa
E
144
T62
Tommy Tolles
E
144
T64
Mark Brooks
1
145
T64
Tim Petrovic
1
145
T64
Chris DiMarco
1
145
T64
Kevin Johnson
1
145
T64
Larry Mize
1
145
T69
Steve Pate
2
146
T69
Mike Goodes
2
146
T69
Fran Quinn
2
146
72
Todd Hamilton
3
147
T73
Sandy Lyle
4
148
T73
Tom Pernice Jr.
4
148
T73
Tom Gillis
4
148
76
Robert Gamez
12
156
WD
Bart Bryant
--
17
WD
John Daly
--
39