May 21 2010
It's been more than a year since Steve Elkington posted the kind of consecutive low scores that he produced in the first two rounds this week at the HP Byron Nelson Championship.
Having just completed his second straight 66 on Friday, Elkington has a 36-hole total of 8 under, which will put him in contention heading into the weekend at TPC Las Colinas Resort.
"I've won a lot of tournaments in my day, and it's been a while since I've been up here," Elkington said. "But I've had some highlights here and there, I've had some good stretches of golf this year already in places. I just haven't finished it out. I'm looking forward to it.
Not since Elkington shot 65-64 to start The 50th Bob Hope Classic hosted by Arnold Palmer in 2009 has he put together those kinds of low scores on back-to-back rounds.
He started off strong in his second round, with four birdies in his first five holes. He hit three approach shots and one tee shot at the par-3 13th inside 13 feet to set up his birdie putts.
"I just hit a lot of great shots there," he said. "... Everything was working for me there."
He stumbled on his second nine -- the front nine after he started his round on the 10th tee -- with two consecutive bogeys, but bounced back with a couple of birdies.
"Pair of 66s -- that's good golf here," Elkington said.
To replay Elkington's round on Shot Tracker, click here. -- Mike McAllister