3M Championship: Saturday recap

  • Updated: August 4, 2012 - 9:25 PM

DAY 2 RECAP

Who are these guys?

While many of the most recognizable names on the Champions Tour and those at the top after Friday turned in mediocre rounds by their standards, some of the lesser-knowns took control on Saturday.

Playing in only his 10th event of the season David Peoples -- the first alternate into the field to begin the week -- shot a blistering 10-under-par 62 to take a three-stroke lead over Eduardo Romero (65) and Senior Players Champion winner Joe Daley (67).

Peoples carded a Champions Tour season-best six consecutive birdies on the front nine and made four others on the back. First-round leaders Chien Soon Lu (71), Gil Morgan (73), Steve Pate (71) and Peter Senior (71) never contended Saturday.

An inch of rain fell overnight, leaving the greens pillow-soft. Eleven players, including Peoples and Daley, carded bogey-free rounds. Don Berry, a club professional at Edinburgh USA in Brooklyn Park, was also one of the 11 with a clean card. Fifty-one players in the 81-man field shot rounds below par on Saturday.

Peoples' three-stroke margin matches the largest 36-hole lead in the 20-year 3M Championship history.

HOLE OF THE DAY

No. 3 546 yard par-5

Half the field made birdie or better at the hole, which played nearly a half-stroke under par. Morgan made eagle for an early momentum push, but finished with eight consecutive pars after.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"On the green was disaster. No more."

-- Romero, who claims to own 70 different putters and switched back to the model he used for his 2008 U.S. Senior Open victory last week.

UP AND DOWN WITH BOB TWAY

Following a disastrous 77 on Friday, Tway sat in third-to-last place to open Round 2 but turned things around in a hurry playing in the day's first group.

 

Q A 77 Friday and a 65 Saturday, quite the turnaround.

A [Laughs] Very poor yesterday, good today. Unfortunately that's golf. I still did some crummy things; I just hit the ball better and made some putts when I had some chances. It was a nice day to play golf. Where you hit it is where it stayed.

 

Q When you think back to your 1986 PGA Championship victory, what sticks out?

A The bunker shot [to win] is what most people remember, I'm sure. It didn't matter to me how it happened, just that it did. It was a nice way for it to end. I'm sure for a lot of people it's memorable because bunker shots are so difficult.

 

Q How memorable was it to caddie for your son, Kevin, in the 2008 U.S. Open?

A The greatest. He was still pretty young then, just a freshman [at Oklahoma State]. It was really cool. I've caddied other times, but that was special.

Q Speaking of OSU -- you're a Minnesota Vikings fan even though Adrian Peterson went to OU?

A When I was young, for some reason I loved the Big Purple People Eaters. I still follow Adrian and keep up with the whole team. That was my team when I was a kid, and it's just stuck.

BRIAN STENSAAS

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