Kemper Open Notebook
POTOMAC, Md. (AP) _ Casey Martin had to walk to his ball after his tee shot at the first hole in the final round of the Kemper Insurance Open on Sunday.
Martin usually rides a cart because he has a degenerative leg disorder, but the cart wasn’t ready when his round began. So, after Martin pulled his tee shot into the rough, he limped down the hill more than 200 yards to the ball.
``That’s the longest I’ve walked in two years,″ Martin said.
By the time he played his second shot, Martin’s cart had appeared.
GOT ANY ONES? The walking scoreboard-keeper accompanying Justin Leonard and Greg Chalmers had a problem at the 9th hole Sunday at the Kemper Open.
Leonard, 10-under at the start of the hole, got a birdie. Chalmers, at 12-under going in, got a bogey.
That tied the two golfers at 11-under, causing the scorer to run out of 1′s. She needed eight _ four for each side of her board _ and had to stop and get some from an official before continuing.
RECORD ROUND: Michael Clark II tied a Kemper Open record with an 8-under-par 63 Sunday.
Clark is the seventh golfer to shoot a 63 at the Kemper’s TPC at Avenel course. It was last accomplished in 1998 in the second round by Stuart Appleby, who went on to win the tournament.
Clark’s total for the tournament was 279, 5-under par.