STANFORD ST. JUDE CHAMPIONSHIP
Wilson tied at St. Jude
The Hawaii native's 137 puts him among six players at 3 under
MEMPHIS, Tenn. » Thanks to a double bogey by Tommy Armour III at the 18th hole yesterday, Dean Wilson landed in a six-way tie for first at the halfway point of the Stanford St. Jude Championship at the TPC at Southland golf course.
Wilson fired a 2-under 68 for a two-day total of 3-under 137. The former Kaneohe resident and graduate of Castle High School is tied with Armour (71), Michael Bradley (68), Jason Dufner (68), Gavin Coles (64) and Marc Turnesa (69).
Starting on the back nine, Wilson birdied the 11th, 15th and 16th to make the turn at 32. But a bogey on the par-4 first put him at 3 under for the tournament. He stayed at that number with four straight pars and closed his round with a birdie, bogey, bogey and birdie.
Those playing in this event wanted a nice warm-up for the U.S. Open. They got as good a simulation as possible thanks to gusting wind and firm greens that made par an attractive score. Only 13 players were under par. It was the most players tied for the lead at the halfway point on the PGA Tour since last year's Shell Houston Open.
The 137 score for the six was the highest 36-hole total on the PGA Tour since Angel Cabrera at the U.S. Open last year when he was at even-par 140.
Vijay Singh started the day in third. He finished with a 71 and was tied for seventh.