Kellys heroic Friday


ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – It’s hard to outshine America’s Monday comeback bid at the Ryder Cup, an effort that fell a half point short, but Jerry Kelly’s Friday turnaround at the McGladrey Classic at least rates “honorable mention” status.

After struggling to an opening 74 Kelly rebounded with a 63 on Day 2, an 11-shot reversal of fortune that could have been even better had he not made a bogey at the Seaside Course’s 11th hole.

“I didn’t even go to the range (after his round on Thursday),” Kelly said. “I knew I was hitting it well. I just let my putting destroy my mental game.”

Kelly also resisted the urge to think about what could have gone right during Round 1, “Yesterday could have been one of those blessing in disguise rounds,” he said before adding, “I just wish it would have happened during a practice round.”