Pair Share Lead Gulbis Two Back

By Sports NetworkSeptember 2, 2005, 4:00 pm
2005 State Farm ClassicSPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Sherri Turner and Tina Barrett shot 3-under 69s Friday to move into a tie for the lead after two rounds of the LPGA State Farm Classic.
Turner and Barrett, each looking for their first victory since 1989, started the round a shot off the pace and got to 9-under 135 at the Rail Golf Club.
Barrett opened with a chip-in eagle from about 110 yards at the first hole, and followed with three birdies and two bogeys. Turner carded six birdies and overcame a double-bogey after hitting her tee shot at No. 16 into the water for the second straight day.
``I don't know what the deal is ... I told my caddie, 'Tomorrow, you line me up,''' said Turner, who is seeking her fourth LPGA Tour win.
First-round leader Heather Bowie had a 1-under 71 and was one stroke back at 8 under along with Maria Hjorth, Liselotte Neumann and Pat Hurst.
Neumann, a 13-time winner, had a second-round 7-under 65, while two-time winner Hjorth carded a 5-under 67. Hurst had an inconsistent round of eight birdies, two double-bogeys and a bogey in a 3-under 69.
``I can't think about that. It's over and done with. I got the birdies and will carry that into Saturday and Sunday,'' said Hurst, a three-time winner and a member of the U.S. Solheim Cup team that faces the Europeans on Sept. 9-11 in Carmel, Ind.
Natalie Gulbis (71) and Hee-Won Han (69) are two shots back at 7 under.
``If you're within a couple of the lead going into the weekend, that's where you want to be,'' said Gulbis, a U.S. Solheim Cup team member seeking her first tour win.
Defending champion Cristie Kerr moved to 6 under with a shot 2-under 70 and is in a six-way tie three strokes back.
``I didn't hit it well today but I still managed to shoot 2 under, which I think is a testament to how well I've been playing recently,'' said Kerr, who took the top spot on the U.S. Solheim team when she won last weekend's Wendy's Championship for Children.
Karrie Webb, a 30-time tour winner who shot 5-under 67 in the opening round, withdrew because of the death of a friend, LPGA spokeswoman Pam Warner said.
U.S. Women's Amateur champion Morgan Pressel, playing on a sponsor's exemption, survived the cut, using a second-round 70 to move to 2 under.
``There's no holding back tomorrow. It's all or nothing. I'm going birdie hunting tomorrow,'' said the 17-year-old Pressel, who also finished tied for second at the U.S. Women's Open.
Turner, who missed most of last year with a shoulder injury, said she expected to be in contention, but not in the lead going into the weekend. She prefers coming out of the pack.
``I kind of like flying under the radar, if you know what I mean,'' Turner said.
Barrett, whose only tournament win came during her rookie year in 1989, said doesn't mind being a front-runner.
``I think it's kind of nice to be in the lead, it's kind of fun,'' Barrett said. ``Why not get as much under as you can?''
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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

    NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - Brittany Lincicome will have to wait until the weekend to resume her bid to make the cut in a PGA Tour event.

    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.

    Troy Merritt had the clubhouse lead at 15 under, following an opening 62 with a 67.

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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.