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A spectacular 10-under-par 62 catapulted John Rollins into the second round lead at the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open.

A spectacular 10-under-par 62, which equalled the course record, catapulted last year’s joint runner-up John Rollins into a two-shot lead after the second round of the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open in Nevada.
The 34-year-old American played the stretch from the fourth to the 11th holes at Montreux Country Club in eight under with an eagle and six birdies and then finished with two more birdies.
From 18th place overnight, Rollins charged to 12 under par, finishing the day two shots clear of former USPGA champion Shaun Micheel and four ahead of another American pair Robert Garrigus and Chris Riley and Australia’s US Tour rookie Marc Leishman.
Rollins said: “It was just one of those days, I guess. I hit a lot of good shots obviously and made a lot of putts – I mean that’s really all it is.
“The last couple of months or so the putts haven’t really gone in for me and today they went in quite often, so it was fun.
“I just wanted to make sure I didn’t get ahead of myself and start thinking about a score because that’s usually the kiss of death.
“The greens are holding shots better and yesterday the winds were all over the place.”
Micheel – whose 2003 major win remains his only victory on the circuit in more than 300 starts – signed for a bogey-free 65.
Garrigus holed from off the green for eagles at both the 17th and fourth for a 67 that did not look on the cards when he played his first seven holes in two over.
Riley, the 2002 champion here, went out in eight-under-par 27 – including two eagles and five birdies – to come within one stroke of the all-time PGA Tour record for nine holes en route to his 64.
Leishman picked up five birdies and bogeyed only the 13th to card a 68.
First round pacesetter Rod Pampling finished among a group of six players a shot further back, five behind Rollins after following up Thursday’s 67 with a two-under-par 70.
The Australian did well to recover after running up a quadruple-bogey nine at the long 11th, his second hole of the day.
Pampling also took a bogey six on the fourth, but grabbed seven birdies to improve to seven under.
Pampling’s nine came when his ball finished amongst some rocks and, deciding to give it a go, he caught a rock instead of the ball.
“The next one I hit it again and just bladed it,” he said. “It was just dead, so I took an unplayable and then came up short in the bunker.
“I was really trying my hardest to not let that happen today, but thankfully I made a really nice putt on the next and that switched my momentum back on again.
“I’m definitely not far out of it. Obviously it could have been a good round, but still it was a decent round and I’ve got the next two days to fix it up.”
All the second round scores & totals in the USPGA Tour Legends Reno Tahoe Open, Montreux G & CC, Reno, Nevada, United States of America
(USA unless stated, par 72):

132 John Rollins 70 62
134 Shaun Micheel 69 65
136 Chris Riley 72 64, Robert Garrigus 69 67, Marc Leishman (Aus) 68 68
137 Jonathan Kaye 68 69, Rodney Pampling (Aus) 67 70, Vaughn Taylor 68 69, Ryan Palmer 69 68, Troy Matteson 71 66, Rich Barcelo 68 69
138 Spencer Levin 68 70, Jeff Quinney 69 69, Joe Ogilvie 70 68, Rocco Mediate 70 68, Parker McLachlin 69 69
139 Steve Pate 68 71, Martin Laird (Sco) 72 67, James Nitties (Aus) 69 70
140 Patrick Sheehan 71 69, Kris Blanks 71 69, Grant Waite (Nzl) 68 72, Steve Flesch 71 69, Wil Collins 70 70, Matt Kuchar 72 68, Steve Elkington (Aus) 69 71
141 Tag Ridings 73 68, Chris DiMarco 72 69, Eric Axley 70 71, Ted Purdy 73 68, Mark Wilson 71 70, Alex Cejka (Ger) 72 69, Matthew Jones (Aus) 71 70, Kevin Na 71 70, Michael Allen 72 69, Troy Kelly 70 71, Jonathan Byrd 69 72
142 J.P. Hayes 74 68, Greg Kraft 72 70, J.L. Lewis 72 70, Tommy Armour III 72 70, Chez Reavie 71 71, Daniel Chopra (Swe) 72 70, Carlos Franco (Par) 70 72, Glen Day 74 68, Bob Heintz 73 69, Tommy Gainey 72 70, Jason Gore 72 70, Matt Weibring 72 70
143 Aron Price (Aus) 73 70, Charl Schwartzel (Rsa) 73 70, Scott Piercy 71 72, Harrison Frazar 75 68, Matt Bettencourt 72 71, Heath Slocum 73 70, Kevin Stadler 72 71, J J Henry 72 71, Nicholas Thompson 77 66, Spike McRoy 71 72
144 Charles Warren 75 69, Francesco Molinari (Ita) 73 71, Brendon De Jonge 72 72, Scott McCarron 72 72, Kirk Triplett 74 70, Billy Mayfair 72 72, Mark Brooks 74 70, Steve Lowery 72 72, Jay Delsing 73 71, Brian Vranesh 74 70, Jeff Maggert 75 69, Derek Fathauer 75 69, Ken Duke 72 72, Tyler Aldridge 72 72
—————-The following players failed to make the cut———————–
145 George McNeill 73 72, Tom Byrum 72 73, Omar Uresti 75 70, Paul Stankowski 76 69, Paul Azinger 69 76, David Peoples 73 72, Scott Gutschewski 73 72, Greg Owen (Eng) 72 73
146 Colt Knost 72 74, Todd Fischer 73 73, Charlie Wi (Kor) 74 72, Ricky Barnes 75 71, Aaron Watkins 75 71, Dicky Pride 72 74, Olin Browne 75 71, Rick Price 76 70
147 Peter Tomasulo 78 69, Chris Stroud 72 75, Neal Lancaster 74 73, Casey Wittenberg 76 71, Darron Stiles 75 72, Greg Chalmers (Aus) 72 75, Mark Hensby (Aus) 72 75, Ian Leggatt (Can) 74 73, Aaron Baddeley (Aus) 75 72, Dean Wilson 74 73
148 Brendon Todd 75 73, Guy Boros 70 78, Jimmy Walker 72 76, Bryce Molder 78 70, Tom Pernice Jnr. 73 75, Peter Lonard (Aus) 75 73
149 Kent Jones 77 72, Bill Lunde 78 71, Andres Romero (Arg) 77 72, Jay Williamson 72 77, James Oh (Kor) 73 76
150 D.A. Points 78 72, Phil Tataurangi (Nzl) 73 77, David Gossett 76 74, Robin Freeman 77 73, Brent Geiberger 75 75
151 Will MacKenzie 77 74, Arjun Atwal (Ind) 75 76, Cliff Kresge 74 77
152 Craig Barlow 79 73, Leif Olson 76 76, David Mathis 76 76
153 Brad Adamonis 83 70, Charley Hoffman 80 73, Robert Damron 74 79, Scott Sterling 75 78, Matthew Borchert 81 72
154 Steve Allan (Aus) 81 73
155 Jason Schmuhl 77 78
163 Robert Gamez 85 78
WD: Frank Lickliter II 76, Rich Beem 80

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