McCarron leads Champions field by 3 in Georgia


Scott McCarron shot a 2-under-par 70 on Saturday to complete the second round with a three-stroke lead over Rocco Mediate going into Sunday's final round of the Champions Tours Mitsubishi Electric Classic in Duluth, Ga.

Rain forced play to end early on Friday, leading to the completion of the first round on Saturday and followed by the second round.

McCarron, who is at 6-under 138, had three birdies and a bogey on Saturday, extending his lead from 4-under when play was suspended on Friday. He is the only player to post two rounds under par and he has only made two bogeys, the fewest in the field.

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He has three top-five finishes this year and is currently No. 6 in the Charles Schwab Cup rankings.

Mediate, who finished the first round at 73, had six birdies and two bogeys in a 4-under second round, which featured one stretch of birdies on Nos. 10 and 11, a bogey on 12, and two more birdies on 13 and 14.

Mediate will play in Sunday's final group for the first time since the 2016 Invesco QQQ Championship, and his second-place position is his best entering the final round since the 2016 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, which he won wire-to-wire. That victory was his most recent of three wins on the Champions tour.

Tied for third at 2-under 142 going into Sunday are Kent Jones, Joe Durant, Kirk Triplett (70) and Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez. Jones' second-round 68 included a hole-in-one for an eagle on No. 16.

Durant (70) went double bogey and bogey on Nos. 5 and 6, and Jimenez (70) shot a double-bogey 7 on No. 18.

Vijay Singh was 4-under entering the par-5 No. 18. But Singh hit three approach shots into the greenside water hazard, leading to a quintuple-bogey 10 and a 1-over 73, dropping him from a tie for second to a tie for 15th.

Duffy Waldorf and Jeff Sluman shot 5-under 67s, the day's best rounds. Waldorf is among three golfers tied for seventh at 1-under 143, and Sluman is among another trio tied for 10th at even-par 144.

--Field Level Media

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