Chalmers Leads by Two Gore MC

By Sports NetworkSeptember 23, 2005, 4:00 pm
Nationwide TourBOISE, Idaho -- Greg Chalmers carded a 6-under 65 on Friday to grab a two-stroke lead through two rounds of the Boise Open. Chalmers completed 36 holes at 11-under-par 131.
Camilo Villegas, who owns six top-10 finishes this year, also shot a 65. He is alone in second place at 9-under-par 133. Danny Ellis, Nathan Green, Keith Huber, Charley Hoffman and Troy Matteson, a two-time winner this season, are one stroke further back at minus-8.
Chalmers got off to a rough start with a three-putt bogey on the first. He bounced right back, though, as he birdied the par-5 second. After a par on the third, Chalmers converted a birdie try on the fourth to move to minus-6.
The Australian made it two straight as be birdied No. 5. Chalmers then continued his hot play with birdies on the seventh and ninth to move to minus-9 at Hillcrest Country Club.
'That one really gave me the impetus into the back nine that I needed,' said Chalmers of his birdie on nine. 'I'm certainly used to this kind of breeze, but it was very difficult because it was gusting in different directions.'
Chalmers sank the sixth birdie of his round on the par-4 10th. The 31-year-old parred his next five holes before draining a birdie putt on the par-5 16th. He parred his final two holes.
'The game ebbs and flows and this is a chance for me to get back on the PGA Tour,' said Chalmers, who ended 156th on the PGA Tour money list last year. 'I didn't have a great year last year so I've got to do what I've got to do. I'm one of many guys at this time of year where a victory or a great week could change a lot of things.'
Villegas had a hot front nine. He birdied the second to get to minus-4. The University of Florida alum then converted a birdie chance on the par-4 fifth and made it two straight with a birdie at the sixth.
The 23-year-old made it three straight with a birdie on the par-4 seventh. Villegas parred his next four holes around the turn before dropping a shot at the par-4 12th.
Villegas moved to minus-8 with consecutive birdies from the par-4 15th. He closed with a birdie at the last to take second place.
Jason Schultz, who won the Chattanooga Classic earlier this year, shot a 4-under 67. He shares eighth place with John Mallinger (71) at 7-under-par 135.
Brent Schwarzrock, Bubba Watson, Matt Weibring, Robert Garrigus, Matt Hansen, Matt Hendrix, Brian Henninger and Eric Axley, who The Rex Hospital Open earlier this year, are one stroke further back at 6-under-par 136.
Defending champion Scott Gump struggled to a 3-over 74 on Friday, but made the cut by one stroke at 3-under-par 139. The cut line fell at 2-under-par 140 with 61 players advancing to the weekend.
Among those missing the cut was 'battlefield promotion' winner Jason Gore. Gore, who won on the PGA Tour last week and received a special exemption to play in this event, stumbled to a 2-over 73 to miss the cut at 1-over-par 143.
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    Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

    By Tiger TrackerJuly 21, 2018, 12:15 pm

    Tiger Woods, in search of his 15th career major championship title, started the weekend six off the lead at Carnoustie. We're tracking him in Round 3 of The Open.

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    How to watch The Open on TV and online

    By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 21, 2018, 8:30 am

    You want to watch the 147th Open? Here’s how you can do it.

    Golf Channel and NBC Sports will be televising 182 hours of overall programming from the men's third major of the year at Carnoustie

    In addition to the traditional coverage, the two networks will showcase three live alternate feeds: marquee groups, featured holes (our new 3-hole channel) and spotlight action. You can also watch replays of full-day coverage, Thursday-Sunday, in the Golf Channel app, NBC Sports apps, and on  

    Here’s the weekly TV schedule, with live stream links in parentheses. You can view all the action on the Golf Channel mobile, as well. Alternate coverage is noted in italics:

    (All times Eastern; GC=Golf Channel; NBC=NBC Sports; or check the GLE app)

    Monday, July 16

    GC: 7-9AM: Morning Drive (

    GC: 9-11AM: Live From The Open (

    GC: 7-9PM: Live From The Open (

    Tuesday, July 17

    GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (

    Wednesday, July 18

    GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (

    Thursday, July 19

    GC: Midnight-1:30AM: Midnight Drive (

    GC: Day 1: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM ( Day 1: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM ( Day 1: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM ( Day 1: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (

    GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (

    Friday, July 20

    GC: Day 2: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM ( Day 2: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM ( Day 2: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM ( Day 2: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (

    GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (

    Saturday, July 21

    GC: Day 3: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (

    NBC: Rd. 3: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-3PM ( Day 3: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-3PM ( Day 3: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-3PM ( Day 3: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-3PM (

    GC: Live From The Open: 3-4PM (

    Sunday, July 22

    GC: Day 4: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (

    NBC: Rd. 4: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-2:30PM ( Day 4: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-2:30PM ( Day 4: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-2PM ( Day 4: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-2PM (

    GC: Live From The Open: 2:30-4PM (

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    Storms halt Barbasol before Lincicome tees off

    By Associated PressJuly 20, 2018, 11:29 pm

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    Overnight storms delayed the start of the second round Friday in the Barbasol Championship, and an afternoon thunderstorm suspended competition for good. The round will resume Saturday morning with much of the field still to play.

    The second stoppage at Champions Trace at Keene Trace Golf Club came 20 minutes before Lincicome's scheduled tee time.

    Lincicome was near the bottom of the field after opening with a 6-over 78 on Thursday. The first LPGA player since Michelle Wie in 2008 to start a PGA Tour event, she needs a huge rebound to join Babe Zaharias (1945) as the only female players to make the cut.

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    Watch: Full replays of The Open coverage

    By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 9:55 pm

    NBC Sports and Golf Channel are showcasing nearly 50 hours of live coverage of the 147th Open. Missed anything? Well, you can catch up right here. Click on the links below for replays from Carnoustie, broken down into daily segments:

    Friday, Day 2 (Times ET)

    8:20AM-3PM (Watch): As the skies cleared on Friday afternoon, defending champion Jordan Spieth made a run to try and regain the claret jug. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

    1:30-8:20AM (Watch): On a rainy Friday morning at Carnoustie, Rory McIlroy shot 69 to reach 4 under, while Zach Johnson fired a 67 for the early lead. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Brooks Koepka, Ian Poulter and Cameron Smith.

    Thursday, Day 1 (Times ET)

    Noon-4PM (Watch): Tiger Woods was up and down in the afternoon, as winds picked up a little and no one could catch Kevin Kisner. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Woods, Russell Knox and Hideki Matsuyama.

    1:30-8:25AM (Watch): Defending champion Jordan Spieth got off to a good start, while Kevin Kisner (66) set the early pace. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm and Chris Wood.