Friday, June 21, 2013

2013 Rex Hospital Open: Hadley hangs on for second round lead

Chesson Hadley putts for birdie on his final hole (#9) - Peter Koutroumpis, PKS Consulting LLC

6:30 p.m.

Lee reaches Hadley, but falters on final hole

Danny Lee used his birdie run during his front nine to eventually put himself into a tie for the lead (-10) with Chesson Hadley who finished the day carding a 2-under par 69.

However, Lee pulled his tee shot on the par-5 ninth, and finished his round with a bogey to end up tied for second place, sitting at -9 along with Jason Gore and Edward Loar.

Loar’s 6-under par score of 65 was low round of the day and was matched by Scott Dunlap (-8), Len Mattiace (-6), and Tom Hoge (-5).

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Jason Gore putts for birdie on his final hole (#9) - Peter Koutroumpis, PKS Consulting LLC

3:30 p.m.

Jason Gore makes run at lead, Hadley hanging on

Tour veteran Jason Gore continued to make a run at the lead early during the second round of play at the 2013 Rex Hospital Open on Friday.

Gore finished his round with a par and finished with a 3-under par 68 to add to his first round of 65 that put him into the lead at the time.

As Hadley continued to maintain his steady play throughout his round, he found himself back in the lead managing to drop a few birdies to jump ahead of Gore (-9), while newcomer to the top of the board, Danny Lee (-8) jumped past Andrew Putnam (-8).

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2013 Rex Hospital Open: Friday birdies and bogeys - 11 a.m.

Andrew Putnam on 18th green before putting to take 1st round lead - Peter Koutroumpis, PKS Consulting LLC

Erik Flores dropped the first hole-in-one at this year’s tournament on the 16th hole just past 10 a.m. on Friday as  putts continued to drop for others at the time as well.

Jason Gore and Cameron Beckman put up low numbers quickly, scoring birdies early in their second rounds to take the lead at 10-under par before coming back down just after first-round leader Andrew Putnam teed off.

Putnam's game cooled off a little during the latter part of his second round which had Gore and Hadley leading at -8.

Look back at Thursday first-round stat pack:

  • Putnam and Beckman hit 100% GIR on Thursday
  • Chesson Hadley ranked 3rd in putting – 1.467 putts/hole to put him at -8 overall
  • Longest recorded drive: Clodomiro Carranza – 385 yards – 9th hole 
  • Putnam was tied for 29th, dropping the ball at a 1.667 putt/hole rate

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