Memorial Round 2
Open division tournament leader Barry Schultz, who shot a -11 at Fountain Hills in round one, sustained a hand injury and was forced to withdraw from the Memorial just prior to his 1:45pm scheduled tee time today.
Barry showed great class and sportsmanship by showing up at the tee of hole one to wish card mates Paul McBeth, Devan Owens, and Nikko Locastro well before they teed off. The loss of Schultz to the lead card made 21 year old Nikko Locastro the oldest player in that group indicating that there is a youth movement in the upper echelon of the open pro division.
Paul McBeth (-16) carded a second round -6 to hold on to a two throw lead over Nikko Locastro (-14), who dropped a few throws on the last couple of holes to finish at -5 on the day. Devan Owens (-8) had a run of bad luck with quite a few bad breaks and a handful of bounce outs to finish at +2 for the round. Cale Leiviska (-13) and Dave Feldberg (-12) will join the lead group for round 3 at Fountain Hills on Friday after shooting -4 and -5 respectively. Steve Brinster shot -8 for the best round of the day which was rated at 1059.
In the Open Women’s division Liz Lopez (+13) shot a +4 on the day to move into second place behind Liz Carr (+10) who shot a +5 on day 2. Melody King (+12) and Des Reading (+13) continued to play consistently strong to put them in the lead group going to Fountain Hills on Friday.
Robert Ryan (-16) had the days hottest round in all divisions with a -9 to grab the lead in the Masters division to lead the Alabama duo of Dean Tannock (-13) and Tim Keith (-13) by three throws. Jim “no spin” Myers (-9) leads the Grandmasters by a whopping 8 throws over second place Harvey Brandt (-1). Dr Rick Voakes (-4) carded a -1 on the day to extend his lead to six throws over Snapper Pierson (+2).
The pro divisions will move back to Fountain Hills for round 3 on Friday afternoon. Look for scores there to falter if the expected winds come. Stay tuned to PDGA.com for complete coverage and online scoring of the pro lead group who tee off at 1:46pm at the Fountain course.
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Memorial Championship website: http://memorialchampionship.com/