Fawl fires 64 to lead Sorenson by 1

By Steve Sell
June 24, 2017

Rolling Acres was rendered defenseless.

With absolute calm conditions greeting golfers Saturday in the 34th annual McPherson City Golf Tournament, a birdie-fest broke out, with some eagles thrown in for good measure.

Not to mention a red-hot two-man duel.

Six-time champion Treg Fawl torched Roly for an 8-under-par 64, but he carries just a one-stroke lead into Sunday’s final round at McPherson Country Club.

That’s because first-day leader Kelly Sorenson backed up his sizzling first-day 70 with a blistering 66.

Fawl is at 135 and Sorenson is at 136. Jamie Piper is the best of the rest at 144 after a second-day 70.

Every golfer in the top three flights broke 80 as players simply overpowered the course.

Also making Championship Flight were Chris Stucky (77-70-147), Mark Gayer (73-74-147), Derek Burgan (73-74-147), Steve Sell (74-75-149), Alan Porter (79-72-151) and Travis Burch (77-75-152).

Sorenson and Porter shot a 63 for a 131 total and one-stroke lead in the two-man division over first-day leaders Piper and Ryan Schmid (66) and Fawl and his father, Tony, who shot a 63. The only other team with a remote chance is Stucky and Jason Buschbom, who had a 66 for a 136 total.

You can expect the lights-out scoring to come to a screeching halt on Sunday at MCC, as last year there were hardly any players who broke 80 as the devilish and lightning-fast greens generally send scores soaring.