Kites Moves Out To Big Lead


Tom Kite fired a course-record-tying 10-under-par 62 Saturday at Serrano Country Club and moved out to a five-shot lead with 18 holes to play at the Gold Rush Classic.
Kite's total 17-under-par 127 set a new 36-hole tournament record and was the lowest two-day score on the Senior Tour in 2001. It was also one shot off the all-time Senior Tour record for best opening 36-hole score.
Defending champion Jim Thorpe, who established the course record and the previous 36-hole mark of 129 on his way to winning the Gold Rush title last year, shot a second-round 64 to grab a share of second place at 12-under 132 with Ed Dougherty, Bruce Lietzke and Allen Doyle.