By Ali Stafford
Final Up to date: 26/07/19 10:13pm
Wes Quick Jr birdied his ultimate three holes to a take a one-shot lead into the weekend on the Senior Open Championship, with Darren Clarke a part of the chasing pack.
The American’s quick end closed out a three-under 67 and took him to 6 beneath for the match at Royal Lytham & St Annes, a shot away from in a single day chief Scott Dunlap.
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Clarke sits two strokes off the tempo in third spot after a second successive 68, with two-time main champion Retief Goosen within the group tied-fourth on three beneath after a bogey-free 67.
“I played nicely,” Clarke mentioned. “The best way my swing feels and the way in which I’m putting the ball, I’m more than happy with.
“It is irritating once you come off the golf course and you are feeling as in case you’ve taken as many as you probably can and also you left 4 or 5 on the market – and that is what I do every single day, which is considerably irritating.”
Clarke, bidding to grow to be simply the fourth participant in historical past to win each The Open and The Senior Open, bogeyed two of his opening 4 holes however recovered to birdie the seventh and ninth to succeed in the flip level-par.
The 2011 Champion Golfer of the 12 months adopted a birdie-two on the 12th with back-to-back birdies from the 16th to maneuver right into a share of the lead, solely to bogey the par-four final and drop again to 4 beneath.
Goosen shares fourth place with Bart Bryant and Ken Duke on three beneath, with English duo Roger Chapman and Paul Broadhurst sitting 4 off the tempo alongside Colin Montgomerie and Phillip Worth.
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Former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley posted a one-under 69 to make it by to the weekend, whereas 69-year-old Tom Watson – a three-time Senior Open champion – birdied the penultimate gap to additionally make the lower.
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