Kim, Glover miss chances to break 60
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Si Woo Kim and Lucas Glover had putts for 59 on another low-scoring day in the Wyndham Championship.
Kim's 50-foot birdie try on his final hole — the par-4 ninth — slid by the right edge Friday, leaving the 21-year-old South Korean player with a tournament-record 10-under 60 and a two-stroke lead.
Glover shot 61, missing a 6-foot birdie putt on the par-4 17th and three-putting the par-4 18th for bogey in the PGA Tour's regular-season finale.
They missed chances to become the second player this month to break 60 on the PGA Tour. Jim Furyk, tied for second with Glover and two others, shot the first 58 in PGA Tour history Aug. 7 in the final round of the Travelers Championship. Six players, including Furyk, have shot 59.
Kim drove into the left rough on the par-4 18th, costing himself a clean shot at the front pin position. Kim eagled the par-5 fifth, hitting a 347-yard drive and a 170-yard approach to 10 feet. He made the last of his 10 birdies on the par-4 eighth, holing another 10-footer. Kim played his opening nine in 6-under 29, and also birdied the par-4 second — making another 10-footer.
Kim had a 12-under 128 total to take the two shot advantage over Furyk, Lucas Glover, Kevin Na and Japan's Hideki Matsuyama into the weekend.
Furyk had a 64, birdieing four in a row on Nos. 13-16. Matsuyama shot a 64. Na had a 67.
U.S. AMATEUR: At Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Michigan sophomore Nick Carlson advanced to the U.S. Amateur semifinals in an unlikely hometown run at Oakland Hills.
Carlson, from Hamilton, Michigan, beat Illinois junior Dylan Meyer of Evansville, Indiana, 3 and 1, taking the lead with a birdie chip on the par-4 14th that he celebrated with a running, double fist pump.
Carlson will face 20-year-old Australian Curtis Luck, a 2-up winner over Pepperdine sophomore Sahith Theegala of Chino Hills, California.
In the other quarterfinals, Oklahoma sophomore Brad Dalke of Norman, Oklahoma, beat former Stanford player David Boote of Wales 3 and 2, and Southern California junior Jonah Texeira of Porter Ranch, California, topped LSU sophomore Luis Gagne of Orlando, Florida, 3 and 2.
WEB.COM: At Knoxville, Tenn., Ashland's Jason Allred dropped from co-seventh place after the first round to likely missing after the second round of New Sentinel Open.
The projected cut is at 5 under, but play was suspended due to darkness Friday and will resume today.
Allred shot a 6-under 65 in the first round, but his 2-over second round put him at 4 under.
J.J. Spaun shot a 9-under 62 Friday, vaulting him into a one-shot lead over Grayson Murray and Sam Ryder.