Weather Quotes Headline News Market News Livestock DTN Ag Headlines Portfolio Sports Options Hay & Feed News AgBizDir.com
 First National Bank in Ord
  Home  
  Ord Community Calendar  
  Sargent Community Calendar  
  Greeley Community Calendar  
  RATES AND FORMS  
  ONLINE BANKING/BILL PAYMENT  
  Contact Us/Bank Hours  
  Links  
  HEARTBLEED ALERT  
  FDIC Insurance  
  PRIVACY Notice  
  IDENTITY THEFT  
  Terms Of Use  
  ATM Safety  
  SAFE ONLINE BANKING  
  First National Bank's 50 Year Bankers  
 
DTN Sports News
Dallas Cowboys ...
Fognini, qualifier ...
US rebounds to ...
Augusta James wins ...
Montoya back at ...
Busch trades Double ...
Robredo, Cilic ...
Marshawn Lynch ...
07/25/14 03:00:00

Printable Page

07/25 14:56 CDT 7-shot lead for Langer at Senior British Open 7-shot lead for Langer at Senior British Open TREVOR PEAKE Associated Press BRIDGEND, Wales (AP) --- Bernhard Langer has a seven-stroke cushion to take into the third round of the Senior British Open after shooting a 5-under 66 Friday to add to his opening 65. The German is on 11-under 131 overall at a sunny Royal Porthcawl with Scotland's Colin Montgomerie and South African-based Englishman Chris Williams tied for second on 4-under 138. Montgomerie shot 66 while Williams added a 70 to his opening 68. Spaniard Pedro Linhart (69) was a further shot back in fourth, while Americans Bob Tway (73) and Tom Watson (66) shared fifth on 2-under 140. Watson had a faultless round of 66 with three birdies, an eagle at the 18th and no dropped shots. Langer was beaten in a playoff by Mark Wiebe of the United States in last year's championship at Royal Birkdale after blowing a two-stroke lead on the final hole when he failed to get out of a greenside bunker. "It still hurts when I think about it," Langer said. "If you put me in that situation a hundred times, I think I would win 98 or 99." Langer started with a bogey five at the opening hole when he pulled a 4-iron into a bad lie, hit his second over the green and didn't get up and down. He recovered with three straight birdies from the fourth, hitting a sand-wedge to six feet, a 3-iron to seven feet and chipped his third to three feet on the par-five sixth and sank it. Two more birdies came at Nos. 11 and 12, he saved his par at the 14th with a 15-foot putt, then hit a drive and a 5-iron to 10 feet at the 18th and just missed his eagle attempt. "I played very aggressive and smart today," said Langer, who was champion at Carnoustie in 2010. "I missed a couple of opportunities early on but I'm very pleased overall. Playing good golf on a great course is a lot of fun. But you have to be very careful, very smart and hopefully execute properly." Montgomerie hit back from dropping strokes at the first two holes to post six birdies in the next seven, including five on the run from the fifth, for 31 on the first nine holes. He then got two more on the way and just one dropped shot. Despite the impressive round, he wasn't hopeful. "I've got a massive mountain to climb to catch Bernhard," admitted Montgomerie. Tway, only two behind Langer overnight, got to 5 under with a birdie at the sixth, but then slipped to level par before closing with two birdies. Fred Couples had to settle for a par 71, while Tom Pernice Jr. came back from an opening 78 to bag eight birdies and drop just one shot for 64 and the best round of the tournament so far. Wiebe, playing with Langer, made an early exit after shooting 77 for an 11-over 153 --- some 22 strokes worse than the man he beat last year.
 
Copyright DTN. All rights reserved. Disclaimer.
Powered By DTN