Jacobs Likes What He Sees With 64 in Hawaii
John Jacobs wants to move Hale Irwin and Gil Morgan off center stage on the Senior PGA Tour.
Jacobs equaled the course record with a 64 Friday and took a three-stroke lead over Ray Floyd and Isao Aoki after one round of the 54-hole Senior MasterCard Championship at Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
The round of eight under par marked the best first round in the 16-year history of the tournament, which is limited to past winners.
Still, lurking nearby were Irwin (68) and Morgan (69).
Jacobs, claiming he’s seeing better after laser eye surgery two weeks ago, turned in a flawless round at the 7,053-yard Hualalai Resort Golf Club.
“I think it’s helped,” he said of the procedure. “I was hoping to play well, but 64 is a bonus. I’ve been a good boy all week, so maybe the hula gods are smiling on me.”
Australian Karrie Webb added another shot to her lead in the Naples LPGA Memorial with a three-under 69 at The Club at Pelican Strand in Naples Fla.
Webb battled strong winds to get to 12 under, three shots in front of Liselotte Neumann.
Webb had a birdie-eagle start, but strong winds kept her in check for most of the round.
Germany’s Sven Struver shot a second consecutive four-under 67 and held a three-shot lead over England’s John Bickerton after two rounds of the South African Open at Stellenbosch.