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GOLF ROUNDUP : Hole in One Sends Jones Toward Kemper Lead

June 03, 1990|From Associated Press

Steve Jones didn't stop to celebrate a hole in one on the ninth hole. Instead, he concerned himself with building upon the momentum the shot generated.

Spurred on by the ace, Jones birdied three holes on the back nine Saturday en route to a 65 and a three-stroke lead over four players after three rounds of the Kemper Open at Potomac, Md.

After using an eight-iron to ace the 162-yard, par-three ninth hole, Jones went on to birdie No. 10 and stayed atop the leader board.

"Sometimes what happens after a hole in one is that you can get caught up in the moment so much that it can pull you down and take you away from what you're supposed to be doing," he said. "I just concentrated on what I was trying to do on each hole, to go on and play golf.

"I just felt like, 'Let's go even more. Let's keep playing.' I knew I had to stay aggressive."

Jones, vying for his first victory of year, completed three trips over the 6,917-yard TPC at Avenel course at 11-under-par 202.

Clark Burroughs, Joel Edwards, Scott Hoch and second-round leader Gil Morgan shared second at 205. Hale Irwin, who shot 65, and 1987 champion Tom Kite were among five players at six under.

Jones, who won three tournaments last year, has finished second and third this season.

"My game isn't where it was last year," he said. "The season's 10 months long, and I'm trying to be patient."

Two-time defending champion Bob Charles birdied three of the final five holes on the way to a 64 and a one-shot lead over Lee Trevino after the second round of the $350,000 Commemorative senior golf tournament at Scarborough on Hudson, N.Y.

Charles completed two rounds over the par-70, 6,545-yard Sleepy Hollow Country Club course at 131. Trevino, a four-time tournament winner this season and the tour's leading money winner, shot his second 66 and was at 132.

Chi Chi Rodriguez had a hole in one on the 10th hole and matched Charles' 64. He missed a chance at 63 when he bogeyed the 18th hole and was at 133 with Walt Zembriski and Jimmy Powell. Zembriski shot 66, Powell 69.

Cathy Gerring birdied three of the final five holes to build a two-shot lead over Elaine Crosby and Mary Beth Zimmerman after two rounds of the $300,000 LPGA Lady Keystone Open at Hershey, Pa.

Gerring's five-under-par 67 gave her a two-day total of 137 on the 6,348-yard West Course of the Hershey Country Club. Crosby added a 69 to her opening-round 70 and Zimmerman had a 72.

Gerring pulled away from the pack with birdies on 14, 15 and 16 to get to eight-under.

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