Sorentino, May take different paths to lead Syron Tournament 0
Posted on 26, June 2012
Saturday, June 30, 2012
WATERFORD TWP. — The second-to-last day of a golf tournament is usually termed as “moving day” for those who want to move up on the leaderboard and set themselves up for a good run in the final round, but it could also be called “stay pat” day for the same purpose.
Saturday’s second day of the Frank Syron Tournament at Pontiac Country Club actually had a case of both.
After shooting an opening round of 69 to finish in third place after the first day, it was more consistent golf for Rochester Hills native Anthony Sorentino, who fired a four-under round of 68 on Saturday to finish in a tie for the lead at 7-under heading into Sunday’s third and final round.
“I haven’t missed a lot of greens,” the 34-year-old Sorentino said. “I think I’ve missed maybe three greens in 36 holes of golf so far, so I’ve been putting for birdie a lot. So far so good. It’s just been consistent golf.”
Sorentino is tied for the lead with first-round leader, Jason May of Sterling Heights, who is also at 7-under even though he shot an even-par round of 72 on Saturday after firing a 65 on Friday.
Waterford native Josh Bauer of Waterford is two shots back at 5-under par after shooting scores of 66 on Friday and 73 on Saturday.
Sorentino, who will be a part of the final group that tees off at 1:10 p.m., has been runner-up twice and finished third once at the Syron Tournament. He said he’s good friends with both May and Bauer, which should make the race to the finish even more thrilling for the final round.
“When you’re playing good and you’re playing with your friends and it’s for the tournament, it’s always fun,” Sorentino said.
The biggest mover of the day was 20-year-old Clarkston native Nick Robeson, who had the low score in the second round after shooting a 67.
Robeson, who shot a 74 on Friday and is 3-under par and in fourth place going into the final round, said he didn’t start playing golf until he was a sophomore in high school roughly four years ago.
By KEITH DUNLAP
Of The Oakland Press