Jerry Kelly leads Senior Players at difficult Firestone

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Jerry Kelly was the only player at par or better after two days on Firestone's difficult South Course in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship, the PGA Tour Champions' first major of the season. ''You get out of position here, you're in deep trouble, and that's what it&
Jerry Kelly watches his shot off the third tee during the second round of the PGA Tour Champions Principal Charity Classic golf tournament, Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Jerry Kelly was the only player at par or better after two days on Firestone's difficult South Course in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship, the PGA Tour Champions' first major of the season.

''You get out of position here, you're in deep trouble, and that's what it's like in a major,'' Kelly said. ''That's why I haven't done that well in that many majors. It's definitely harder to get back in position.''

Kelly shot an even-par 70 on Friday in tricky wind conditions to remain 2 under, three strokes ahead of fellow Madison, Wisconsin, player Steve Stricker, Colin Montgomerie, Rod Pampling and Robert Karlsson,

''The first day I turned a 64 into a 68…
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