Kevin Sutherland tees off on the eighth hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Julio Cortez
March 28, 2015

SAUCIER, Miss. (AP) Kevin Sutherland birdied three of the final six holes Saturday for a 5-under 67 and the second-round lead in the Champions Tour's Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic

Sutherland, the one-time PGA Tour winner who shot the first 59 in Champions Tour history last year in Endicott, New York, chipped in for birdie from behind the 12th green and birdied Nos. 15 and 16.

He had a 9-under 135 total at Fallen Oak for a two-stroke lead over 2011 winner Tom Lehman.

Lehman had a bogey-free 66. He made a 50-foot birdie putt on the eighth hole.

Tom Pernice Jr. and David Frost were 6 under. Pernice had a 69, and Frost shot 70.

Scott Dunlap had a 65, the best round of the week, to join Colin Montgomerie, Joe Durant, Olin Browne and Woody Austin at 5 under. Montgomerie and Durant shot 72 after sharing the first-round lead. Browne had a 68, and Austin shot 71.

Miguel Angel Jimenez was 2 over after a 70. The Spaniard won the season-opening event in Hawaii in January for his second victory in three career Champions Tour starts.

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