Hanefeld leads Senior PGA Professional
Friday, October 7, 2011
ALDIE, Va. (AP) -- Past champion Kirk Hanefeld increased his lead to six strokes in the Senior PGA Professional National Championship, shooting a 5-under 67 on Friday at Creighton Farms for a tournament-record 11-under 133 total.
The 55-year-old Hanefeld, the 2008 winner from Acton, Mass., had seven birdies and two bogeys in the second round to break the 36-hole record of 134 set by Reed Hughes of Senatobia, Miss., in 2006. Hanefeld opened with a 6-under 66 on Thursday at River Creek Club.
Robert Linville of Greensboro, N.C., was second after a 67 at River Creek Club.
Because of the wet conditions, preferred lies were used for the second straight day.
The final two rounds will be played on Creighton Farms' Jack Nicklaus Signature Course.
The top 35 finishers will earn spots in the Senior PGA Championship in May at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich. The top five will receive exemptions into the final stage of the 2011 Champions Tour Q-school.