Trouble on last hole sets Daniel Summerhays back

Published: Friday, Dec. 2 2011 9:38 p.m. MST

Because of a triple-bogey 7 on the final hole, Farmington's Daniel Summerhays plummeted from the top five into a tie for 19th place at the PGA Qualifying Tournament Friday at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.

Summerhays was around the lead all day, starting with birdies on four of the first five holes before making a pair of bogeys. He came back with birdies on his first two holes of the back nine, but made a couple of more bogeys and a birdie before the disaster at No. 9, his final hole, to finish at even-par 72.

Tied with Summerhays at 209 is former BYU golfer Dean Wilson, who shot a 71 Friday. Wilson had four birdies and a bogey, but was hurt by a double-bogey at No. 10.

Another player who had a poor finish Friday was former No. 1-in-the-world David Duval, who after getting to 4-under on the day, finished bogey, double-bogey, double bogey to fall from 43rd to 115th in the 172-player field.

Summerhays and Wilson need to stay in the top 25 to earn their PGA cards for 2012. The 108-hole tournament concludes on Monday.

Will Claxton is the leader for the third straight day, at 203, followed by Bobby Gates, Matt Jones and 20-year-old South Korean Seung-yul Noh at 205.

CHEVRON WORLD CHALLENGE: At Thousand Oaks, Calif., Tiger Woods knows he's playing better than he has in the last two years, and he has the leaderboard to prove it. Woods hit a half-dozen extraordinary shots Friday on his way to a 5-under 67, giving him a three-shot lead over Matt Kuchar and K.J. Choi at Sherwood Country Club.

NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE: At Sun City, South Africa, Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell shot a 5-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead over Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer, Jason Dufner and Robert Karlsson.

HONG KONG OPEN: At Hong Kong, U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy shot a 1-under 69 for a share of the second-round lead with Spain's Alvaro Quiros.

LPGA QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT: At Daytona Beach, Fla., Christine Song shot a 2-under 70 in windy conditions on LPGA International's Champions Course to take a five-stroke lead after the third round.

NEW ZEALAND OPEN: At Christchurch, New Zealand, two-time PGA Tour winner Craig Parry birdied the final three holes for a 3-under 69 and a share of the second-round lead in the New Zealand Open.

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