Haas, Jacobsen lead by 1 at Legends
06/06/2014 10:16 PM
06/07/2014 9:20 PM
Ridgedale, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Jay Haas and Peter Jacobsen went 6-under par on Saturday and they moved one stroke clear of the field after two rounds of the Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf.
Haas and Jacobsen played the par-54 Top of the Rock Course in round two. They shot 6-under 48 and moved to 15-under-par 110.
Fred Funk and Jeff Sluman, who shared the first-round lead, shot 4-under 50 and moved to minus-14.
Craig Stadler and Kirk Triplett played the par-71 Springs Course at Buffalo Ridge Golf Club. They fired a 7-under 64 and jumped into third place at 12- under 113.
Tom Pernice, Jr. and Bob Tway also shot 64 on the Springs Course to end at minus-11. They share fourth place with Andy North and Tom Watson, who carded a 6-under 65 on the Springs Course.
Russ Cochran and Kenny Perry, who shared the first-round lead, stumbled to a 2-over 56 on the Top of the Rock Course. They fell into a share of eighth at 8-under 117.
The 31 teams in the field split their first two rounds on the Top of the Rock Course and the Springs Course. The final round will be played at Top of the Rock. It's the first time the Champions Tour is playing an official event on a par-3 course.
The teams that competed at Buffalo Ridge played 18 holes of better-ball partners, while the teams at Top of the Rock played nine holes of alternate shot and nine holes of better ball.
Haas and Jacobsen dropped a shot on the third, but came back with birdies on five and six to move to 10-under.
After three straight pars around the turn, Haas and Jacobsen birdied three of four holes from the 11th to jump to 13-under. They birdied the final two holes to grab the 36-hole lead.
"We're already thinking about our partner and trying not to mess up for him, but we're kind of on an island out there when we're hitting these shots into greens and knowing if we hit a poor shot, it's letting our partner down big time," Haas said. "It was almost a relaxing nine the second nine just because I never felt real pressure the entire time. It was huge for us to shoot 1- under on the front nine in alternate shot. That was huge. Peter made two of the prettiest chip shots in some pretty tough conditions. I left him some hard shots and that was huge. We had some momentum going into the second nine."
Funk and Sluman started with a birdie on No. 2. They gave that shot back when they bogeyed the fourth. The duo bounced back with birdies on five and six to climb to 12-under.
The first-round co-leaders parred four in a row from the seventh. Funk and Sluman birdied the 11th before running off six consecutive pars from the 12th. They finished with a birdie on No. 18 to end one back.
"Well, the highlight of our round was our bogey. It really was. I was down by the green talking to Calc watching him and actually I didn't see the ball. I went to the gallery and I said where did it go. It went in the water," Funk stated. "So I had to walk all the way back to the drop area and take a 9-iron and I hit it in the back bunker. We thought we were making five, maybe six, and (Sluman) holes it so we make four. That was by far the most excited I've been. So that four was huge. So it's pretty funny and ironic that our bogey was actually a highlight."
NOTES: Haas won this title twice when it was an individual event, and Jacobsen shared second place behind Haas in 2006 ... The team of Jim Colbert and Jim Thorpe share the Legends Division lead with Bruce Fleisher and Larry Nelson.
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