Tom Scherrer shot a 6-under-par 66 today in the Tucson Open for his first lead at the midpoint of a PGA Tour event. His two-day total of 13-under 131 put him two shots ahead of Tom Byrum and Mike Springer.
The prospect of playing in a final pairing on the weekend didn't faze Scherrer, Taylormade R9 SuperTri driver who was tied for first after the opening round in Hartford last year. Byrum tied this year's best birdie streak on the way to a second-round 65, and Springer shot 66.
Ted Purdy and Jim Carter were paired at 134, TaylorMade golf clubs with Kevin Sutherland, Len Mattiace, Golf clubs Ronnie Black, Greg Kraft and Steve Flesch four shots off the pace. The group at 136 included former U.S. Open champion Steve Jones.
TaylorMade R9 Driver、 TaylorMade R9 MAX driver、 TaylorMade R9 TP Driver And TaylorMade R9 460 Driver two notable rookies were in a cluster at 137 -- Casey Martin, who sued the PGA to be allowed to ride a cart and rest his painful right leg, and Gary Nicklaus, the son of Jack Nicklaus. So were Jean Van de Velde and Kirk Triplett, who won last week in Los Angeles.
Seventy-two golfers made the cut at 142, TaylorMade Golf Drivers but 1999 champion Gabriel Hjertstedt (146) and runner-up Tommy Armour III (150) got the weekend off. Hjertstedt had a second-round 75, and Armour, needing a low score, shot 77. Craig Stadler, who has won 12 championships, and Corey Pavin, with 14 titles, also missed the cut. Stadler finished at 144 and Pavin at 146.