Overton shoots 69 despite wind, rain, hail; Ridings closes within one stroke
VERONA, N.Y. -- With the PGA season winding down, Jeff Overton thinks a lot about securing a full exemption for next year. Still, that takes a back seat to simply winning.
"You've just got to approach every tournament as a new week, have a passion to try to win every single tournament," Overton said Friday after shooting a 3-under 69 to gain a one-shot lead over Tag Ridings (68) at the Turning Stone Resort Championship.The former Big Ten player of the year at Indiana, in his third season on the PGA Tour and seeking that elusive first victory, is halfway there at 8-under 136 after the blustery second round.
1. Overton (-8)
2. Ridings (-7)
3. Day (-6)
T-4. Hensby (-5)
T-4. Allenby (-5)
T-4. Howell III (-5)
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Notes:Howell began the day with eagle at the par-4 10th hole, holing his second shot from 119 yards. ... Crowd favorite Joey Sindelar, playing on a sponsor's exemption, made the cut after completing a 1-under 71 on Saturday morning. The 50-year-old Sindelar, from Horseheads, N.Y., is in his first full season on the Champions Tour.
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