Steve Elkington spun a bogey-free, 7-under-par 34-31=65 in his second round of the Reno-Tahoe Open, reaching the midpoint in 6-under 138.
The 48-year-old has been completely irrelevant in our world this year, going a mere 4-for-12 with zero top 30s, but today was absolutely vintage. He split 13 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens, yet required only 27 putts. Among his seven birdies were conversions of 19'1", 14'4" and 17'11" at the 12th, first and sixth holes, respectively. At the time he signed his card, he shared the 36-hole clubhouse lead, but has since forfeited it to Hunter Haas. Nevertheless, it's always encouraging to see Elk in the mix, particularly on the eve of the PGA Championship, where he was a factor all the way until the finish, eventually settling for a share of fifth place at Whistling Straits.
Fri, Aug 5, 2011 03:19:00 PM