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Scott Parel Leads Senior Players Championship After 36 Holes

Scott Parel shot a 6-under 66 on Friday and will take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the Constellation Senior Players Championship.

Scott Parel Constellation Senior Players Championship
Scott Parel on the ninth hole during the second round of the Constellation Senior Players Championship at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park, Illinois. Credit: Stan Badz/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

Parel finished his second day at Exmoor Country Club with six birdies against one bogey en route to a two-day score of 11-under par.

“I putted well today. I actually — I didn’t hit the ball nearly as well today as I did yesterday,” said Parel, who ranks fifth in the field in PP/GIR.

“My driver was a little bit off target for me, but I got some lucky breaks. That’s what it takes.”

Brandt Jobe and Jeff Maggert were T2 and one back at 10-under par following rounds of 67 and 68, respectively.

A group of six players were one further back at 9-under par, headlined by round-one co-leader Kenny Perry (70), defending champion Scott McCarron (68), three-time tournament winner Bernhard Langer (67), and Hall of Famer Vijay Singh (67).

Mike Small, who co-led day one with Perry, was 8-under par following a second-day 71. He sat T11 alongside Kevin Sutherland (65).

SENIOR PLAYERS: TOP 10

POS-PLAYER-SCORE (TODAY)
1. Scott Parel -11 (-6)
2. Brandt Jobe -10 (-5)
2. Jeff Maggert -10 (-4)
4. Scott McCarron -9 (-4)
4. Bart Bryant -9 (-3)
4. Kenny Perry -9 (-2)
4. Tom Byrum -9 (-4)
4. Glen Day -9 (-3)
4. Bernhard Langer -9 (-5)
4. Vijay Singh -9 (-5)

SENIOR PLAYERS: NOTABLES

POS-PLAYER-SCORE (TODAY)
11. Kevin Sutherland -8 (-7)
19. Rocco Mediate -6 (-2)
24. John Daly -4 (-4)
24. Colin Montgomerie -4 (-4)
24. Miguel Angel Jimenez -4 (-3)
24. Jerry Kelly -4 (-1)
33. Mark Calcavecchia -3 (-2)
41. Jesper Parnevik -2 (-2)
49. Paul Broadhurst -1 (E)
49. Corey Pavin -1 (+1)
57. Tom Lehman E (+3)
72. Hale Irwin +4 (+3)
75. Tom Kite +5 (+6)


HOW SCOTT PAREL SCORED LEAD

Driving: 303.5 yards (2)
Fairways: 22/28, 78.6% (17)
Greens: 31/36, 86.1% (3)
Par-3 Scoring: E (1 Birdies, 6 Pars, 1 Bogey)
Par-4 Scoring: -4 (6 Birdies, 12 Pars, 2 Bogeys)
Par-5 Scoring: -7 (7 Birdies, 1 Par)
Total Scoring: -11 (14 Birdies, 19 Pars, 3 Bogey)


EXIT QUESTION FOR SCOTT PAREL

Q: Seeing yourselfrself at the top of the leaderboard right now, how does that feel?

SCOTT PAREL: Well, we’ve got two days left, and I’d be surprised if it’s leading when everybody is done today anyway. You know, I think if the conditions stay the same, you’re going to have to shoot the same kind of scores that I’ve shot the last two days to have a chance to win.

The course is in perfect shape. The greens are perfect, makeable speed and smooth. So guys are going to make a lot of birdies out here.

Jeff Smith

Jeff is a writer and content producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is working on a book, documenting the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the major golf tours.

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