The Ally Challenge R3

Jerry Kelly wins in Michigan

September 13-15
Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan
$2,000,000
Round 1, Round 2


Jerry Kelly has won the Ally Challenge, his second victory this year on the PGA Tour Champions, with a bogey-free round of 4-under 68 at Warwick Hills.

He started the final round with a one-shot lead over Schwab Cup leader Scott McCarron and Woody Austin but McCarron fell apart with four bogeys in five-holes around the turn and shot 75 to tie for 15th.

While Austin briefly challenged Kelly with a birdie on No. 3, Kelly had a pair of birdies on the front nine, and seized control on the back nine when Austin bogeyed the par-4 15th. Two holes later, on the par-3 17th, Kelly made his final birdie for a three-shot lead.


Austin birdied the 18th and shot 69 to finish second.

Kelly also won two months ago in his native Wisconsin at the American Insurance Family Championship. He became the fourth multiple winner this year on the PGA Tour Champions, joining McCarron (three victories), and Steve Stricker and Bernhard Langer (two).

McCarron still has a big lead in the Schwab Cup. Kelly, who finished at 16-under 200, earned $300,000. He remained at No. 2 in the Schwab Cup, $492,083 behind McCarron with three more events before the PGA Tour Champions’ three-tournament postseason.

”We know we’ve got to catch up to Scotty,” Kelly said. ”We’ve got to do something special. He’s been playing great and he’s got a huge lead. All we can do is try and chase him down, try to win tournaments.”


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Jerry Kelly
-16
67
65
68
200
2
Woody Austin
-14
68
65
69
202
T3
Tim Petrovic
-12
69
68
67
204
T3
Steve Flesch
-12
68
70
66
204
T3
David Toms
-12
70
66
68
204
6
Retief Goosen
-11
66
73
66
205
T7
Wes Short, Jr.
-10
69
67
70
206
T7
Tom Byrum
-10
70
67
69
206
T7
Tom Lehman
-10
69
67
70
206
T7
Bernhard Langer
-10
68
67
71
206
T7
Tom Gillis
-10
66
69
71
206
T12
Fred Couples
-9
70
70
67
207
T12
Kenny Perry
-9
70
66
71
207
T12
Jerry Smith
-9
67
68
72
207
T15
Colin Montgomerie
-8
69
70
69
208
T15
Scott McCarron
-8
66
67
75
208
T17
Marco Dawson
-7
72
70
67
209
T17
Stephen Ames
-7
70
71
68
209
T17
Brandt Jobe
-7
71
68
70
209
T17
Chris DiMarco
-7
70
68
71
209
T21
Ángel Cabrera
-6
72
72
66
210
T21
Lee Janzen
-6
71
72
67
210
T21
Glen Day
-6
70
71
69
210
T21
Doug Barron
-6
70
69
71
210
T21
Mark O’Meara
-6
70
69
71
210
T26
Scott Parel
-5
76
69
66
211
T26
Ken Tanigawa
-5
69
72
70
211
T26
Stephen Leaney
-5
68
70
73
211
T26
Gene Sauers
-5
69
68
74
211
T30
David Frost
-4
70
71
71
212
T30
Kirk Triplett
-4
70
70
72
212
T30
Bart Bryant
-4
72
68
72
212
T33
Rocco Mediate
-3
72
73
68
213
T33
Gibby Gilbert III
-3
74
70
69
213
T33
Darren Clarke
-3
67
75
71
213
T33
Jay Haas
-3
67
74
72
213
T33
Jesper Parnevik
-3
72
70
71
213
T33
Jeff Sluman
-3
71
70
72
213
T33
Greg Kraft
-3
73
68
72
213
T33
Kent Jones
-3
72
68
73
213
T41
Paul Broadhurst
-2
71
73
70
214
T41
Bob Estes
-2
72
70
72
214
T41
David McKenzie
-2
72
70
72
214
T41
Cliff Kresge
-2
69
72
73
214
T41
Steve Jones
-2
73
67
74
214
T46
Billy Andrade
-1
75
71
69
215
T46
Brandel Chamblee
-1
76
70
69
215
T48
Skip Kendall
E
72
74
70
216
T48
Esteban Toledo
E
73
70
73
216
T50
Tommy Armour III
1
72
74
71
217
T50
Vijay Singh
1
76
70
71
217
T52
Gary Hallberg
2
73
77
68
218
T52
Todd Fischer
2
74
71
73
218
T52
Duffy Waldorf
2
68
75
75
218
T55
Joe Durant
3
73
75
71
219
T55
John Huston
3
74
70
75
219
T57
Tom Pernice Jr.
4
75
74
71
220
T57
Loren Roberts
4
74
73
73
220
T57
Dan Forsman
4
76
70
74
220
T60
Mark Walker
5
74
74
73
221
T60
Miguel Angel Jiménez
5
74
73
74
221
T60
Dennis Hendershott
5
75
71
75
221
T60
Larry Mize
5
72
73
76
221
T64
Paul Goydos
6
72
77
73
222
T64
Dudley Hart
6
72
76
74
222
T64
Joey Sindelar
6
72
75
75
222
T64
Billy Mayfair
6
74
73
75
222
T68
Corey Pavin
7
76
74
73
223
T68
Russ Cochran
7
75
73
75
223
T70
Sandy Lyle
8
75
73
76
224
T70
Tom Kite
8
71
74
79
224
72
Mark Calcavecchia
9
70
78
77
225
73
David Eger
11
76
72
79
227
74
Michael Allen
12
77
74
77
228
75
Gary Nicklaus
15
78
77
76
231
76
Mark Brooks
19
77
75
83
235
WD
Olin Browne
E
76
73
149
DQ
Jeff Maggert
E
73
72
145