Schuller Leads Club Pro Tourney
Jun. 26, 1999
HAVEN, WIS. (AP) _ Rick Schuller shot a 4-under-par 68 Friday to take a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the 32nd PGA Club Professional Championship.
The Centreville, Va., pro, one of a record eight golfers tied for the first-round lead at 70, finished two rounds at 138 despite bogeys on two of his last three holes.
At 140 after another 70 was Jeff Freeman of Palm Desert, Calif. At 141 were Christopher Toulson of Miami, who shot a 71, and Milan Swilor of Sandy, Utah, who had a 69.
Schuller broke free from the pack with an eagle and two birdies to make the turn at 6-under par, then birdied Nos. 13-14 to get to 8-under on the year-old, 7,208-yard Whistling Straits course.
He missed the fairway with his tee shots on the par-5 16th and par-4 18th holes and made bogeys.
Whistling Straits, bordered by Lake Michigan and designed by Pete Dye to resemble a British Open links course, was a tough test for club pros. The weekend cut was at 6-over par 150 and 83 players advanced to the final two rounds.
Only 11 of 145 golfers broke par for 36 holes. Terry Mauney of Charlotte, N.C., shot a course-record 67 Friday and was at 143.