ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) England’s Jimmy Mullen shot a 3-under 69 at St. Andrews on Thursday to maintain a share of the lead in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in his pro debut.
The 21-year-old Mullen turned professional after going 4-0 last month in the Walker Cup to help Britain and Ireland beat the United States.
England’s Anthony Wall had a 68 at St. Andrews to join Mullen at 11-under 133.
Ireland’s Paul Dunne, also making his pro debut after playing in the Walker Cup, was a stroke back along with Wales’ Jamie Donaldson, American Chris Stroud and Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen. Dunne shot a 70 at St. Andrews. Donaldson had a 65, and Stroud and Olesen shot 66, all at Kingsbarns.
Carnoustie also is in course rotation. The final round will be played at St. Andrews.
WEB.COM TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Emiliano Grillo holed out from 175 yards for an eagle on the par-4 18th hole to take the lead in the Web.com Tour Finals-ending Web.Com Tour Championship.
The 23-year-old player from Argentina finished with a 6-under 64 to reach 10-under 130 after two rounds on TPC Sawgrass’ rain-soaked Dye’s Valley Course. He used a 9-iron on the eagle.
Lucas Glover, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, was second after a 67.
The tournament is the fourth and final event in the series for the top 75 players from the Web.com Tour money list, Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup standings and non-members such as Grillo who earned enough money to have placed in the top 200 had they been eligible to receive points.
The top 25 players on the Web.com Tour regular-season money list earned PGA Tour cards. They are competing against each other for tour priority, with regular-season earnings counting in their totals. The other players are fighting for 25 cards based on series earnings.
Grillo is fifth on the series money list with $103,667, more than enough to wrap up a PGA Tour card. He lost a playoff in March in the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open.
Glover was 147th in the FedEx Cup standings and is 15th in the series with $38,991. Last year, Eric Axley took the 25th card with $36,312.
HONG KONG (AP) – China’s Jin Cheng shot a 2-under 68 to maintain a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur.
The 17-year-old Jin had a 10-under 130 total at Clearwater Bay. Japan’s Takashi Ogiso was second after a 65. The tournament winner will get a spot next year in the Masters.