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Waynesburg’s Rohanna cards second-round 63; leads Open Championship by two strokes

  MALVERN, Pa.–Robert Rohanna, a mini-tour professional from Waynesburg, Pa., scorched Applebrook GC (par 71, 6,815 yards) for a second-round 63 on a sweltering Tuesday to grab a two-shot lead over Blaine Peffley of Lebanon, Pa., at the 94th Open Championship. The third and final round begins at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow with the leaders starting their journey, at 10:10 a.m.

Blaine Peffley just misses birdie on No. 6.
  Zak Drescher from Landisville, Pa. fills out the final group. He is the low amateur and stands in third place at 8 under.

  The cut line fell at 1-over 143. A total of 47 players advanced (30 professionals and 17 amateurs).

  Rohanna’s round was one of wonder. He carded nine birdies, an eagle and a shocking triple bogey 7 from the middle of the 18th fairway, his ninth hole (more on that in a minute). He also parred his very first hole, the par 5, 573-yard 10th, the third easiest hole of the championship.

  Rohanna, 24, who plays out of Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, found his groove after the level-par start. On No. 11 (par 3, 121 yards) he lofted a gap wedge to three feet for birdie; on No. 12 (par 4, 370 yards) he pulled driver, rifled it 35 yards short of the green, chipped up to 15 feet and made 3 and on No. 13 (par 4, 453 yards) hit an 8-iron from 178 yards to 12 feet for another birdie. He kept the round’s momentum with a fantastic and somewhat miraculous up-and-down after hitting his tee shot right of the right greenside bunker on No. 15 (par 3, 224 yards) courtesy of a 25 footer for par before rocketing a 4-iron from 230 yards on No. 16 (par 5, 578 yards) to three feet for eagle.

  “I hit it up and over the trees. I didn’t even see the flag,” said Rohanna of his eagle. “I just hit it. I didn’t even know if I could get it there. I hit it really good and right at the flag. I come around the corner and it’s at three feet.”

Robert Rohanna's approach on No. 4.
  He drained a 15-footer on No. 17 (par 3, 179 yards) after hitting 6-iron for another 2 and headed to No. 18 (par 4, 454 yards), already at 6 under for the day. Staring at 185 yards to the flag, and a 6-iron in hand, Rohanna was poised for something special.

  “My plan was to hit a 195-yard shot. I hit it all over the flagstick. It flew over the back of the green, over the hole and then rolled up against the collar. [Back there] it goes fairway to three inches [of rough] and the ball rolled right up against it,” said Rohanna, who along with Peffley and two others was tied for the lead after the first round. “[On my next shot], I hit the ball and it barely moved. The rough caught my putter and it died. I kind of bladed [my next shot] and it went over the green. I had a 15-foot chip from the thick stuff in front. I hit it to 7 or 8 feet and missed it for triple bogey.

  “I tried to laugh it off. I was smiling. I was still 3 under at that point. I hit two good shots. I just had a bad yardage. If it lands a yard shorter it comes back to the hole and I could have made birdie.”

  What wasn’t a joking matter was Rohanna’s response to the hiccup. He birdied four of his next five holes.

  He ripped a 6-iron from 202 yards on No. 1 (par 5, 522 yards) to 20 feet and two putted for birdie; on No. 2 (par 4, 366 yards) smashed a 3-wood and lob wedge from 68 yards to eight feet; on No. 4 (par 4, 418 yards) choked down a 6-iron from 172 yards to 12 feet and on the difficult par 3, 5th hole hit a 6-iron to three feet. Two pars followed before he knocked a lob wedge from 71 yards to three feet on No. 8 (par 5, 581 yards) for his final birdie of the day. He parred No. 9 (par 3, 149 yards) for a 63. It equaled his career-best tournament low round.

  “Off to that start, I just wanted to keep it going,” said Rohanna, who turned professional in January after a standout career at Penn State University. “It’s the second round, it’s not over today. I told myself to keep playing the course the way you have been playing it.”

  Peffley, a professional on the NGA Hooters and Nationwide tours, held the clubhouse lead after the morning round with a sensational 65 He stands at 10-under par.

  “I’m excited. I haven’t been in hunt to win a golf tournament since I lost in a playoff on the Hooters event [in April at the Crystal Lake Open presented by 640 WGST in Hampton, Ga.],” said Peffley, 25, who turned professional in 2007. “The more times I can put myself in the hunt, the better it is going to make me as a player. I get really excited when I’m in a position like this.”

  The two-time Hooters Tour winner, who began his second round on No. 10, opened with a smooth eight pars and birdie – on No. 13 (par 4, 453 yards) he dropped an 8-iron from 154 yards to three feet from the cup – before wrestling control of the tournament in the next three holes. He would go 4-under par in that stretch.

  On No. 1 (par 5, 522 yards), he smashed a 6-iron from 195 yards to 15 feet and drained the eagle putt; on No. 2 (par 4, 366 yards) Peffley he lofted a gap wedge from 102 yards to four feet for birdie and on the short, par 4 third (310 yards) drove the putting green to 20 feet and two putted.

  Peffley has played that stretch of holes over the first two days in 7-under par.

  He had a number of 8 to 10-foot birdie looks coming in, but recorded only one more under-par figure, a two-putt birdie on No. 8 (par 5, 581 yards) for birdie from 20 feet.

  “I was much more comfortable with course and the lines today,” said Peffley, who had never seen Applebrook GC before yesterday. “I wanted to eliminate the bogeys and I did that.”

  It’s been a bit of a roller coaster year for Peffley. In a string of firsts: he made the final stage of Q-School for the PGA Tour; competed in his first Nationwide Tour event (he holds conditional status after advancing to the final stage of Q-School) and teed it up in his first Major Championship as a professional at the U.S. Open Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links. However, severe struggles at Pebble dented his confidence and a swing change only added his worries.

  “It was just kind of heartbreaking because I worked so hard to get out there and I showed up with nothing,” said Peffley of the U.S. Open experience. “It just tore me apart. I’ve been trying to get my mind to where it needs to be. [I’m finally] getting closer.”

Name

City

Rd. 1

Rd. 2

Total

Robert T. Rohanna

Waynesburg, Pa.

67

63

130

Blaine E. Peffley

Lebanon, Pa.

67

65

132

(a) Zak Drescher

Landisville, Pa.

69

64

133

(a) Nathan Sutherland

Wyomissing, Pa.

67

68

135

(a) Andrew J. Mason

Huntingdon Valley, Pa.

68

68

136

Eric Kennedy

Haverford, Pa.

69

67

136

Billy Stewart

Devon, Pa.

68

70

138

Gregory Pieczynski

Kingston, Pa.

70

68

138

John E. Pillar, Sr.

Hawley, Pa.

71

67

138

John Spina

Schwenksville, Pa.

69

69

138

Kevin J. Busteed

Peckville, Pa.

67

71

138

(a) Kyle T. Davis

Kennett Square, Pa.

70

68

138

(a) Matt Moot

Johnstown, Pa.

68

70

138

Mike Larkin

Gibsonia, Pa.

69

69

138

Roy Vucinich

Moon Twp, Pa.

71

68

139

Scott E. Hunter

Collegeville, Pa.

68

71

139

Bob Friend

Pittsburgh, Pa.

71

69

140

Dan Thompson

Johnstown, Pa.

70

70

140

Daniel Konieczny

Mt. Pleasant, Pa.

70

70

140

David S. Patronik

Erie, Pa.

70

70

140

Hugh P. Reilly

Willow Grove, Pa.

70

70

140

Joe Boros

Saxonburg, Pa.

69

71

140

(a) Tucker Koch

Malvern, Pa.

70

70

140

(a) David DeNunzio

Jeannette, Pa.

71

70

141

(a) James Kania, Jr.

Haverford, Pa.

71

70

141

John Aber

Pittsburgh, Pa.

70

71

141

(a) Nicholas Reach

Moscow, Pa.

74

67

141

Terry Hertzog

Lititz, Pa.

73

68

141

(a) Travis J. Howe

Osceola, Pa.

75

66

141

Travis W. Deibert

Doylestown, Pa.

71

70

141

(a) Andrew K. Kay

Pittsford, NY

71

71

142

Brian Kelly

Lewisburg, Pa.

73

69

142

(a) C.G. Mercatoris, IV

Brookville, Pa.

72

70

142

Chad A. Bricker

Waynesboro, Pa.

68

74

142

Jon Rusk

Yardley, Pa.

69

73

142

Kevin Shields

Pittsburgh, Pa.

71

71

142

(a) Michael Heller

Wapwallopen, Pa.

72

70

142

(a) Robert L. Robertson

Philadelphia, Pa.

70

72

142

Adam R. Condello

West Chester, Pa.

72

71

143

(a) Brandon Dalinka

Newtown, Pa.

72

71

143

Brandon Knaub

Seven Valleys, Pa.

71

72

143

David McNabb

Newark, DE

68

75

143

George J. Forster

Villanova, Pa.

73

70

143

(a) Gregor A. Orlando

Erie, Pa.

70

73

143

John D. Allen

Media, Pa.

69

74

143

(a) John Popeck

Washington, Pa.

72

71

143

Robert D. Shuey

Mechanicsburg, Pa.

73

70

143

 

Failed to qualify

Chad N. Warmbein

McMurray, Pa.

73

71

144

Alexander D. Knoll

Bethlehem, Pa.

74

71

145

(a) Brian C. Creghan

Radnor, Pa.

69

76

145

Brian W. Bergstol

Mt. Bethel, Pa.

74

71

145

Kevin Nicholson

Schwenksville, Pa.

72

73

145

(a) Marc A. Mandel

Conshohocken, Pa.

74

71

145

(a) Ross P. Pringle

Titusville, Pa.

72

73

145

Tony R. Perla

Collegeville, Pa.

74

71

145

William J. Sautter

Warrington, Pa.

74

71

145

Albert Hromulak

Pittsburgh, Pa.

72

74

146

Conrad Von Borsig

Swarthmore, Pa.

71

75

146

(a) Daniel R. Bernard

Malvern, Pa.

74

72

146

David Pagett

Oreland, Pa.

73

73

146

(a) Eric W. Williams

Honesdale, Pa.

71

75

146

Jarred Texter

Millersville, Pa.

71

75

146

(a) Matt Smith

Lancaster, Pa.

68

78

146

(a) Michael F. Johnson

Ambler, Pa.

73

73

146

Robert Agresti

West Chester, Pa.

76

70

146

(a) Robert B. Galbreath, Jr.

Huntingdon Valley, Pa.

68

78

146

(a) Ryan J. Gelrod

Ambler, Pa.

72

74

146

(a) Anthony D. DeGol

Hollidaysburg, Pa.

73

74

147

(a) Brixton Albert

Lititz, Pa.

70

77

147

(a) Chuck A. Nettles

McMurray, Pa.

76

71

147

Corey McAlarney

Lake Ariel, Pa.

72

75

147

(a) David L. Denlinger

Lancaster, Pa.

76

71

147

(a) Michael J. Vassil

Dalton, Pa.

75

72

147

Mike Van Sickle

Wexford, Pa.

74

73

147

(a) Nicolas Milito

Jeannette, Pa.

72

75

147

(a) Patrick H. Serfass

Chadds Ford, Pa.

73

74

147

Steven Kiefner

Bethlehem, Pa.

74

73

147

Christopher B. Hoyle

Drexel Hill, Pa.

74

74

148

Corey J. Katzen

East Brunswick, NJ

76

72

148

(a) Daniel R. Charen

Langhorne, Pa.

76

72

148

(a) Gregor F. Meyer

Pittsburgh, Pa.

74

74

148

(a) Jeffrey A. Varga

Monroeville, Pa.

70

78

148

(a) Erik B. Bertrand

Pittsburgh, Pa.

73

76

149

(a) Greg Jarmas

Wynnewood, Pa.

77

72

149

Stephen Arnold

Langhorne, Pa.

72

77

149

Tony Traci

Pittsburgh, Pa.

75

74

149

(a) Travis J. Gahman

Souderton, Pa.

78

71

149

Tyler Brewington

Orangeville, Pa.

78

71

149

Bob Ford

Oakmont, Pa.

77

73

150

(a) Craig S. Kliewer

Ephrata, Pa.

77

73

150

David Fields

Macungie, Pa.

75

75

150

Devin Gee

Oakmont, Pa.

76

74

150

(a) Gary E. Daniels

Berwyn, Pa.

76

74

150

(a) Joe Corsi

Greensburg, Pa.

77

73

150

Matthew J. Goudie

Conestoga, Pa.

75

75

150

Russel Harbold

Mountville, Pa.

74

76

150

(a) Alexandre A. Belmont

Warminster, Pa.

76

75

151

(a) Christopher Crawford

Bensalem, Pa.

75

76

151

Mike Dynda

Blue Bell, Pa.

75

76

151

Mike Milewski

Paupack, Pa.

79

72

151

(a) Ross Brown

Kingston, Pa.

77

74

151

(a) Andy Gibbons

Lebanon, Pa.

74

78

152

(a) Jimmy Johnston

Wayne, Pa.

75

77

152

(a) Steven R. Minnick, Jr.

Broomall, Pa.

72

80

152

(a) Arthur J. Kania, Jr.

Haverford, Pa.

78

75

153

(a) Jeffrey L Griest

Glen Mills, Pa.

78

75

153

(a) Jon D. Rudisill

Wyomissing, Pa.

80

73

153

Nolan Peterson

Aspers, Pa.

78

75

153

(a) Brandon Hartranft

Lancaster, Pa.

76

78

154

(a) Christopher W. Ault

Yardley, Pa.

80

74

154

Kevin P. Kelly

Horsham, Pa.

79

75

154

Andrew P. Dawes

Palmyra, Pa.

75

80

155

(a) Greg Verde

Wayne, Pa.

74

81

155

(a) Steve V. Scarpetta

Moosic, Pa.

77

78

155

Adam Pifer

Telford, Pa.

77

79

156

(a) John C. La Dow

Pottstown, Pa.

79

77

156

(a) Lance T. Oberparleiter

Blenheim, NJ

75

81

156

(a) Marlin Detweiler

Akron, Pa.

78

78

156

(a) Michael Domenick

Phoenixville, Pa.

78

78

156

(a) Ronald DeNunzio

Jeannette, Pa.

76

80

156

Butch Johnson

Glen Mills, Pa.

79

78

157

(a) Michael G. Flickinger

Pittsburgh, Pa.

75

83

158

(a) Ryan Schneiter

Lebanon, Pa.

84

75

159

(a) David W. Pompey

Clarks Summit, Pa.

73

87

160

(a) James P. Bea

Churchville, Pa.

83

77

160

(a) Peter J. Moran

Chester Springs, Pa.

80

80

160

(a) Kevin T. Haag

Hummelstown, Pa.

76

WD

WD

(a) Robert Gill

Shavertown, Pa.

80

WD

WD

(a) Ryan Blair

Center Valley, Pa.

71

DQ

DQ

 

DQ-disqualification; WD-withdrawal

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