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Round Two Coverage of the Legends

RIDGEDALE, MO--Dan Lucy covers the second day of the tournament at Top of the Rock.
RIDGEDALE, Mo--The top 13 teams on the leader board posted the low score yesterday at Buffalo Ridge. Today they need to keep going low on the par three Top of the Rock. Which is easier said than done.

The sun came out for round two, but so did gusty winds that made Top of the Rock even more difficult.

The team of Fred Funk and Jeff Sluman teed off tied for first at ten under. On number three Sluman runs in this birdie to go to 11 under. They finished alternate shot at 12 under.

"Well that was the first time I have ever played that format where it actually counted. It was a tough breezy day. We managed to do what you are supposed to do," said Jeff Sluman.

The team of Jay Haas and Peter Jacobsen caught fire in the alternate shot, three straight birdies to get within striking distance. Jacobsen's pitch on nine saved par and built momentum.

"And that shot I hit on 9 I think was a good momentum saver for us. We made some good putts and it was a tough shot. My ball was in a bad line I took a big swing and got lucky. It came out like that and my partner made it," said Peter Jacobsen.

The next nine was best ball which allowed the golfers to get in a flow. And Haas and Jacobsen stayed hot, on 13 Haas rolls in this long birdie to move the team to 12 under.
Funk and Sluman held steady on the second nine.

Then on 18, Funk's tee shot landed close to the pin and the birdie moved them to 14 under.

"That was by far the hardest shot we had all nine holes. To get it in there close and I really wanted to make that putt and it felt good to make that putt," said Fred Funk.

Haas and Jacobsen birdied five of the last nine holes, including this Haas birdie putt on 18 to give the second round lead at 15 under.

"Well I hit a seven as good as I could hit it and it worked out for us. That's just it we made birdies, I am not saying who made them, I mean the team made them and we are looking good," Jay Haas.

"The most important thing is stay up. Support your partner if you hit a bad shot. You are going to hit bad shots. Can't get down, can't get moping. Support your partner, do the best you can and try to make birdie," said Jacobsen.

The team of Bruce Fleisher and Larry Nelson and Jim Colbert and Jim Thorpe share the Legends lead at seven under.

At Top of the Rock, Dan Lucy, KOLR 10 sports.
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