Saturday, June 4, 2022
Roger Rowland was sailing along to possibly his best outing of the season on the Champions Tour when the bogey boogie hit him after his 11th hole at the Principal Charity Championship in Des Moines, Iowa.
Roger began on the back nine of the par-72 Wakonda Club and began with seven straight pars. He hit the green on the par-3 17th and canned the putt to go 1 under, and parred No. 18 for a back-nine 35. He was tied for 31st at the time.
He remained there after pars at one and two, but a three-putt bogey on No. 3 dropped him back to even par. He added bogeys on No. 6 and 8 and wound up with 35-39-74, 2 over. That left him near the bottom in the 76-man field heading into the weekend.
Kirk Triplett went on a birdie spree en route to a 9-under-63 for a two-stroke lead over Jerry Kelly, Ken Tanigawa and Brett Quigley, and three over Stuart Appleby and Bernhard Langer. Tom Lehman, architect of Ocala's Preserve course on highway 27 opened with 4-under 68 and is tied for 11th.
GATORS: Mark Calcavecchia - 70, 2 under, tied for 29th; Chris DiMarco - 72, even, tied for 52nd; Scott Dunlap - 74, +2, tied for 70th. Marco Dawson, former touring pro at Ocala's Adena Springs - 75, +3, tied for 74th.
THE MEMORIAL - Cam Smith is alone at the top with 67-69-136, 8 under par at Muirfield Village as the scores rose in round 2. He's one up on K. H. Lee (67-70-137) and Denny McCarthy (68-69-137) as only seven players shot the low round of 68. Adam Hadwin followed an opening 76 with one of the 68s, including a hole-in-one, and is at even par.
First-day contenders who fell by the wayside included Sahith Theegala (68-75) and Wyndham Clark (68-76). Gator Billy Horschel is tied for fourth with 70-68-138, and Camilo Villegas is tied for 48th with 73-72-145, 1 over. The cut came at +2.
Seminole Daniel Berger made it in a tie for 24th with 70-72-142, 2 under. Defending champ Patrick Cantlay's 72-69-141 kept him in contention to repeat.
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