Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Spain Gain as Curtis Fades

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Spain Gain as Curtis Fades

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MIGUEL Angel Jimenez's overnight lead was still intact when the Ryder Cup star began his second round of the Open Championship at a damp Turnberry today.

Jimenez equalled the lowest first round in Open history with his 64 yesterday, the 45-year-old carding six birdies and no bogeys in a flawless round.

At six under par, Jimenez led by one from 59-year-old five-time winner Tom Watson, 2003 champion Ben Curtis and Japan's Kenichi Kuboya, who finished his first round shortly before 9pm yesterday with a run of birdie-birdie-eagle-birdie.

Curtis was the first of that group back on the course this morning and briefly caught Jimenez at the top of the leaderboard with a birdie from two feet on the first.

However, the world number 27 - who was ranked 396th when he won the Open at Sandwich then bogeyed the second after failing to get up and down from a bunker and also dropped a shot at the third following a poor drive.

The 32-year-old was joined on four under by fellow American Steve Marino, the Open debutant carding three birdies and two bogeys in his first six holes. …

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