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Forsman Leads Mitsubishi By Two Going Into Final Round
Dan Forsman shot 30 on the backside and used only 21 putts to card a second round 65 to grab a two shot lead going into the final round of the Mitsubishi Championship at Hualalai Golf Course in Hawaii.
Forsman birdied the last two holes to break out of a leader board logjam. Forsman’s strong finish left Tom Watson, Brad Bryant, and Jeff Sluman two shots back. Michael Allen and Jay Haas are three shots back and Jay Don Blake, John Cook , and Dennis Watson are four back.
The tournament is being televised on the Golf Channel with the final round beginning Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time. It is the first tournament of 2012 on the Champions Tour and first place purse is $300,000.
Forsman birdied the first four holes in the first round and finished with a 67. In the second round he had seven birdies and no bogeys for a 65. For the tournament he has 13 birdies and only one bogey.
Jay Don Blake shot 69-67 and trails Forsman by four shots.
Mike Reid is at even par for the tournament with seven birdies and seven bogeys and rounds of 73-71-144.