Three way tie at Senior Open Fowler 4th
BY Bruce Young | European Seniors Tour | 2011 Senior British Open | Day Two | 23 Jul 2011
Mark Calcavecchia shares the lead at the Senior British Open at Walton Heath in Surrey, the American looking to become just the fourth player to add a Senior Open title to an Open Championship victory.
Calcavecchia won the Open Championship in 1989 when he defeated Greg Norman and Wayne Grady in a playoff for the title at Royal Troon and won 13 PGA Tour titles during his lengthy career, the last of which came in 2007.
At 7 under Calcavecchia leads with American Lee Rinker and Canadian Rod Spittle, the trio opening up a two shot lead over the New Zealand based Australian Peter Fowler, who has been playing very well this season.
Calcavecchia is still seeking his first victory on the Champions Tour and although he missed the cut at the Open Championship last week his opening round of 69 at Royal St Georges gave an indication his game was in pretty good shape.
Rinker finished 2nd at the Champions Tour Q School for 2011 and although he has yet to genuinely contend in his rookie season he has a great opportunity this weekend.
56 year old Spittle is a two time Canadian Amateur Champion who did not turn professional until 2004. He has won on the Champions Tour already having won the AT&T event last year and earlier this season finished runner-up at the Allianz Championship. He is unlikely to go away in a hurry.
Fowler is enjoying a brilliant season on the European Senior Tour in 2011 having won two events and currently leads the money list for those players who focus on that tour.
Mike Harwood followed up his opening round of 68 with a round of 72 to be in a share of 17th while Peter Senior is none further back in a share of 17th position.
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