Saturday October 20, 2012
Cauley and Dawson share lead in McGladrey Classic
SEA ISLAND (Georgia): Bud Cauley and Marco Dawson shared the first-round lead on eight-under 62 at the US$4mil McGladrey Classic on Thursday, two shots in front of a chasing trio.
Cauley had eight birdies without a bogey. Dawson joined Cauley atop the leader board despite having to take drops after two wayward tee shots. He salvaged a par to limit the damage at the par-five seventh, where his tee shot had found the water.
Boo Weekley, Australian Rod Pampling and England’s Greg Owen were two shots back on 64. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love was in a group on 65 that included Colombian Camilo Villegas, New Zealand’s Danny Lee, Zach Johnson and David Toms.
The tournament is the penultimate PGA Tour event that counts toward the money list. The top 125 on the list earn full playing privileges for next season and Dawson is at number 216.
Pampling has been on the edge before. Last season he missed the cut at the final event, but still ended up at 125th on the money list. He says it’s a stressful way to end a season.
Cauley, 22, has no such worries, having reached 55 in the world and made more than US$1.7mil this season. Now he’s seeking a first tour win. — AFP