Weir Leads in Virginia; Mickelson Three Behind
Sunday, October 18, 2020

    It looks like it could be just a two-way battle to the wire today at the Champions Tour's Dominion Energy Charity Classic in Richmond, Virginia. 

    Canadian Mike Weir leads after two days with rounds of 68-63-131, 13 under par over the Country Club of Virginia course. Rookie Phil Mickelson, who won in his Champions Tour debut a few weeks ago, is second, three strokes behind, after posting 68-66-134, 10 under. Phil made five birdies and a bogey on the back nine, and added two birdies on the front for his round of 34-32. On Friday, he made an eagle, six birdies and four bogeys. Phil may take over the senior circuit. 

    Retief Goosen is in third at 8 under, along with Brandt Jobe, so they'll need an exceptional final round today to catch Weir and Mickelson. Rookie Jim Furyk shot 71-68-139, and is tied for ninth at 5 under.

    Ernie Els shot 66 on his birthday and is tied for seventh at 6 under. He's one of many famous types who celebrated a birthday Saturday, the list including author Bernie Dickman, singer Alan Jackson, daredevil Evel Knievel, gorgeous 'Catch 21' hostess Witney Carson, rapper Eminem, Michael McKean (Lenny of 'Laverne and Shirley' fame), George Wendt of 'Cheers,' comedian Norm MacDonald, NBA star Danny Ferry, playwright Arthur Miller who was married to Marilyn Monroe, and Margot 'Lois Lane' Kidder. There are many more, too many to mention. 

    Gators: Chris DiMarco is tied for 18th at 3 under; Scott Dunlap is tied for 43rd at even par; Dudley Hart withdrew without completing round 2. Trilogy (of Ocala) architect Tom Lehman had a tough day and is tied for 70th at 6 over.   


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