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Paul Broadhurst, Steve Stricker share lead in Madison

Field Level Media
11 Jun 2023, 08:19 GMT+10

Steve Stricker and England's Paul Broadhurst fired matching 64s on Saturday to share the lead after two rounds of the American Family Insurance Championship in Madison, Wis.

The pair sit at 15-under-par 129, two strokes ahead of first-round leader Justin Leonard, who shot 69 and dropped to solo third. Leonard broke the course record with a 10-under-par 62 on Friday at University Ridge GC.

Joe Durant (Saturday 65), Steven Alker (68) and Marco Dawson (68) are tied for fourth place at 11 under. Stephen Ames (65) is five shots back in solo seventh.

Stricker posted a bogey-free round, carding eight birdies, while Broadhurst overcame an early bogey en route to his round of 8 under. Broadhurst birdied three of his last four holes, including No. 18.

"Just stayed patient really," Broadhurst said. "Made a really bad bogey down No. 2 where people are making birdies and eagles.

"But I played solid all day and then sort of got it going from 7 in, really," he added. "Just started to hole some putts. I missed a few early on."

Stricker, on the other hand, holed six of his birdies on the front nine, including Holes 1 and 2, for opening rounds of 65-64.

"I was trying to make as many birdies as I could, but yeah, two good rounds, came out of the gate playing well today and birdied the first couple holes, so that's always a good start, and kept it going on the front," Stricker said. "Hit a lot of quality shots on that front nine and made some nice putts."

Stricker is vying for his fourth win this season. He won each of the first two majors, the Regions Tradition and the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, as part of his three wins.

--Field Level Media

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