Kite, Bryant lead First Tee Open
Saturday, July 7, 2012
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Tom Kite shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday at Pebble Beach for a share of the lead with Brad Bryant after the second round of the First Tee Open.
The 62-year-old Kite won the 1983 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am and 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, the site of the final round Sunday in the Champions Tour event.
Bryant, winless since the 2007 U.S. Senior Open, had a 67 at Del Monte to match Kite at 8 under.
Kite, tied for the first-round lead with John Cook after 67 at Del Monte, had four birdies, but lipped out his par putt on the 18th for his only bogey of the round.
Bobby Clampett, Peter Senior and Mark McNulty were tied for third at 5 under. Clampett had a 67, Senior shot a 70, and McNulty a 71 -- all at Pebble Beach.
Cook withdrew after nine holes Saturday because of a lingering neck injury. He was 5 over for the round and even par overall when he stopped playing.