TUCSON, Ariz. — Mark O’Meara shot a 3-under 70 on Saturday to take the second-round lead in the Cologuard Classic, while former baseball star John Smoltz closed with a double-bogey to drop 11 strokes back in his PGA Tour Champions debut.
O’Meara, 62, finished with a bogey on the par-4 18th to take a 10-under 136 total into the final round on Omni Tucson National’s Catalina Course. He also bogeyed No. 18 on Friday in a 66 when he matched the tour record with eight straight birdies.
O’Meara won both of his senior titles in 2010. He won 16 times on the PGA Tour, the last two in 1998 in the Masters and British Open.
Smoltz was tied for 56th at 1 over after rounds of 73 and 74. The 51-year-old Hall of Fame pitcher made the double-bogey on the par-4 ninth. He got into the field on a sponsor exemption.