Tournament leader Steve Humphrey isn’t nervous as he sleeps on the 36-hole lead at the Golfweek Super Senior National Championship at The Golf Club of Georgia.
“I don’t get nervous,” the 66-year-old said. “We have day jobs. We work for a living, and now we’re doing something we enjoy. I want to win, I don’t go into a tournament that I don’t want to win but I don’t get nervous.”
Sitting at No. 2 in the Golfweek Super Senior rankings, Humphrey is looking to not only win but close the gap between him and No. 1 Marcus Beck.
“I gotta get Marcus [Beck] to not play in every golf tournament so I can catch him,” He joked.
Beck is currently out of the points in a tie for 15th at 11 over.
For Humphrey, his moving day round Wednesday was a clean one. Playing the back nine first, Humphrey was bogey-free, carding a front-nine 5-under 31. Many of his birdies were essentially kick-ins, as his wedges were on fire.
With a clean card and 7 under through 14 holes, a bogey on his 15th hole (No. 6) found its way onto Humphrey’s card thanks to a 7 iron that flew a bit too long into the 169-yard par 3.
Quickly amending the error, Humphrey bounced back with his eighth and final birdie of the day on the par-4 seventh, sticking his 140-yard approach to a foot. Another bogey on the 8th and a par on the last would force Humphrey to settle for a 6-under 66. His mindset for Thursday? Easy.
“Go make birdies.”
With the low round of the week so far, Humphrey slides by his buddy and first-round leader Chris Hall to take a three-shot lead heading into Thursday’s final round.
Hall’s day simply never got going. With five bogeys on the day, Hall was able to muster his lone birdie on the par-3 sixth to stop some of the bleeding. He’ll begin the final round three back of Humphrey and will look to apply pressure on his buddy, as they’ll be cartmates as they battle for the title.
Rounding out the final group is Mike Arter (2 over) and Robert Allen II (3 over).
Bob Casamento holds sole possession of the lead with 18 holes remaining at The Golf Club of Georgia.
His second round 1-under 71 moved him up the leaderboard while 18-hole leader Don Kuehn fell to a tie for second following a 77 on Wednesday. Casamento commands a five-shot lead over Kuehn and Phil Pavoni. Charley Yandel (7 over) and Don Russell (7 over) round out the top five.
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Wayne Gardner (8 over) looks to complete a wire-to-wire victory on Thursday. Following his opening 74 with a 6-over 78 on Wednesday, Gardner enjoys a slim, one-shot lead over Greg Mokler (9 over). Henry Cole, Jim DuBois and Bill Engel all look to give chase as the trio are tied at 10 over.