Dana Quigley has put himself in position to end his amazing ironman streak with a perfect finish.
Bothered by a hip ailment that throbs when he sits, the 58-year-old Quigley shot a 6-under-par 66 yesterday to take the second-round lead at 11 under in the Senior Players Championship in Dearborn, Mich., the second major on the Champions Tour.
Isao Aoki (69) and Tom McKnight (67) were two shots back, and Peter Jacobsen (66), Hale Irwin (68) and Ron Streck (70) followed at 8 under.
Quigley, playing his 264th consecutive event and 278th straight in events he has been eligible for, will end the eight-year run tomorrow if his hip doesn't improve because he doesn't want to sit through a long flight to the Senior British Open.
"I'm worried about the flight knocking me out with this hip, and maybe regressing rather than progressing," Quigley said after his 10th round in the 60s in 12 starts. "I'm kind of looking forward to the rest of the season. I'm really starting to think I can play a bit -- and that's a scary thought."
* LPGA: For at least one afternoon, Beth Daniel turned the clock back 25 years.
Conjuring up memories of her vintage years, the Hall of Famer shot a 6-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the Jamie Farr Classic in Sylvania, Ohio.
Despite getting to 7-under 135 with her lowest round of the year, Daniel said she wasn't ready to start getting nostalgic just yet.
U.S. Women's Open champion Birdie Kim and fellow South Korean Hee Won Han shared second place, Han after a 67 and first-round co-leader Kim after an even-par 71.
* EUROPE: Maarten Lafeber looked out his window yesterday morning and could hardly believe he was at the Scottish Open. He celebrated the glorious weather by posting a career-low 63, giving him the 36-hole scoring record at Loch Lomond and a one-shot lead over Angel Cabrera.
Under surprisingly blue skies, Lafeber reached the green on two par 5s, chipped in for birdie and made the rest of them from inside 15 feet to finish his two rounds at 12-under 130.
That broke by one shot the 36-hole record held by four others in the 10 years the Scottish Open has been played at Loch Lomond. But that hardly made him the favorite on the weekend.
Nineteen players were within five shots of the lead, playing a course that has rarely been this easy.