ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ken Tanigawa had two front-nine eagles in a 6-under 65 for a share of the second-round lead with Doug Barron in the PGA Tour Champions’ inaugural Ascension Charity Classic.
Tanigawa eagled the par-5 second and eighth holes in a front-nine 30 on Norwood Hills’ West Course, the tree-lined layout where Ben Hogan won the 1948 PGA Championship for his second major title.
“I can’t tell you the last time I had two eagles on nine holes,” Tanigawa said. “The par 5s, I hit them in two and really putts that you really shouldn’t make that I ended up holing and making. That was a bit of a bonus.”
Barron also eagled the eighth and closed with a birdie for a 68 to match Tanigawa at 8-under 134.