Crazy numbers at Bob Hope

BY Bruce Young | US PGA Tour | 2009 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic | Round Two | 23 Jan 2009

Pat Perez leads the way at the Bob Hope Classic in Palm Desert in California, his second round of 63 coming on top of a stunning opening round of 61 and at 20 under he leads by two over Briny Baird.

Perez played the Nicklaus Private course at PGA West today and continued on where he left off at the Palmer Course yesterday. Perez missed the cut last week at the Sony Open but continues some of the good form he displayed in events late in 2008.

This is Perez’s sixth time to play this event but apart from a 6th place in 2003 and an opening round of 60 in 2006, there has not been a lot to get excited about until this stunning start.

Steve Elkington, also playing at the Nicklaus Private course, added a round of 64 to his opening 65 and at 15 under is the leading Australasian in a share of 8th position while Peter Lonard added a round of 67 at the Palmer course at PGA West to be at 12 under and in a share of 18th.

Nathan Green is in 39th position at 10 under, John Senden 72nd at 7 under along with new Zealander Tim Wilkinson and they head the remainder of the Australasians.

Two further rounds will be played before the cut is made at the completion of 72 holes for Sunday’s final round.

 

Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
1   ↑2 -33 Pat Perez United States 61 63 67 67 69 327
2   ↑6 -30 John Merrick United States 68 65 67 63 67 330
T3   ↑T12 -28 Mike Weir Canada 62 70 67 66 67 332
T3   ↓1 -28 Steve Stricker United States 65 67 61 62 77 332
T5   ↑T18 -27 Bo Van Pelt United States 66 65 68 67 67 333
T5   ↑T45 -27 Stephen Ames Canada 71 63 70 66 63 333
T5   ↑T7 -27 Tim Clark South Africa 66 69 63 66 69 333
T5   ↑T7 -27 Webb Simpson United States 68 66 64 66 69 333
T9   ↑T39 -26 Brad Adamonis United States 67 62 71 69 65 334
T9   ↑T45 -26 Chad Campbell United States 66 71 68 65 64 334
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