|"Our idea was to come out and be focused," said Adam Scott, who shot a 62 in Round 2 to take the Memorial lead. (KIICHIRO SATO/ASSOCIATED PRESS)|
Sizzling Scott (62) talks a good game
Chat with caddie nets 11 birdies
Adam Scott was frustrated by hitting good shots and signing for mediocre scores. After a spirited chat with his caddie, both were determined to squeeze everything they could out of the second round at the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio.
Scott flirted with perfection yesterday, missing four putts inside 12 feet and still shooting a 10-under-par 62.
It gave him a one-shot lead over Rod Pampling, and he hopes it will be enough to shake off the gremlins that have been holding him back since his victory in Houston two months ago.
"We just told each other what we thought about what's going on out there, a bit of a heart-to-heart, because we knew I was close to playing really well," Scott said of his talk with Tony Navarro. "Our idea was to come out and be focused, and neither of us make a mistake."
He made one, hitting a heavy 7-iron that tumbled off the front of the green and into the bunker on the par-3 16th, and his 12-foot par putt rippled over the edge. He followed that with a 20-footer on the 17th for his 11th birdie of the round.
Scott was at 12-under 132. Pampling played bogey-free for a 68. Bubba Watson had a chance to tie for the lead until he went long on the 18th for a bogey for a 68, leaving him at 10-under 134 with Aaron Baddeley (68).
LPGA -- Lorena Ochoa shot a 5-under 67 to move to 9 under through two rounds at the Ginn Tribute in Mount Pleasant, S.C., three shots ahead of first-day leader Angela Park (72) and four in front of Paula Creamer (71).
Ochoa carded only one score higher than 4, a par on the par-5 ninth, recorded her sixth straight round under 70.
Champions -- Tom Purtzer and Eduardo Romero took advantage of perfect scoring conditions in the
Jim Thorpe and Jay Haas opened with 64s and nine players -- including Senior PGA Championship winner Denis Watson -- had 65s.
European -- Mads Vibe-Hastrup shot a 6-under 63, including an eagle on No. 16, to take a one-stroke lead halfway through the Wales Open in Newport. Vibe-Hastrup was at 8-under 130, followed by Alastair Forsyth (65), Steven O'Hara (66), and Brett Rumford (66).