New Zealand’s Steve Alker has already made a significant statement in his seven months on the PGA Tour Champions but tomorrow he might build on his already outstanding record.
Alker added a second round of 62 at the Rapiscan Systems Classic in Biloxi, Mississippi and now has the 36 hole lead in the 54 hole event.
Alker leads by one over Bob Estes with Paul Broadhurst and Retief Goosen another two shots back.
Alker’s 10 under par round today was bogey free and continues a remarkable run which has seen him finish inside the top ten in 11 of his 14 starts in the over 50’s tour including a win a two runner-up finishes.
His score bettered the previous record at the held by Fred Couples at the Grand Bear Golf Club.
“Sure, yeah, it’s huge. I mean, I think Freddie Couples had it, Billy just told me, he had it before, so it’s always nice to get it,” said Alker when asked about setting a new record.
“You never know at the start of the day kind of shooting for 62, you just try to go out and do your best and stay aggressive and make some birdies because you know the guys behind are going to make a few as well.”
When asked as a player with only limited success on the PGA Tour if he felt he had a point to prove Alker responded;
“These guys are legends. I’m not a legend. I’ve just got to — I’m still in awe at times with playing with guys. I played with Padraig yesterday, I haven’t played with him before as much as I played Europe. Yeah, and these guys can still play, so you know you’ve got to get out and do your stuff. Yeah, it’s great playing with these guys and just being amongst them, that’s the big thing.”