Jaidee, Jimenez share lead at 10 under; final round tee times
Thongchai Jaidee and Miguel Angel Jimenez share the lead going into Sunday’s final round of the 2022 American Family Insurance Championship, with three players only a shot back and a total of 14 players within three shots. Sunday tee times at the University Ridge Golf Course begin at 8:50 a.m. CST, with the leaders teeing off at 11:06 a.m. CST.
Jaidee, of Thailand, shot the low round of the day on Saturday with a 7-under 65, for a two-day total of 10 under. Jimenez followed up his first-round 66 with a 4-under 68.
This is the second year in a row Jimenez, of Spain, heads into the final round with the lead. He finished second in last year’s championship to Jerry Kelly.
Jimenez has already won twice on PGA TOUR Champions this year and ranks second in the current standings of the season-long Charles Schwab Cup. Jaidee is looking for his first-ever PGA TOUR Champions title but came into this week playing his best golf of the year, with two top-20 finishes in his last two tournaments.
Players tied for third, a shot back of the lead, include first-round leader Steve Flesch, Paul Broadhurst and Paul Goydos.
Two-time defending champion Jerry Kelly is in a tie for 9th, after shooting a 3-under 69. Tournament player-host Steve Stricker also shot a 3-under par 69 and is tied for 25th place.
Celebrities help raise $45,000 for charity
The pros weren’t the only ones playing University Ridge on Saturday. Following the final group in tournament play, four sports legends played the back nine, raising $45,000 for charity in the process.
The AmFam Champ Celebrity Foursome, hosted by Andy North, continued its tradition as a fan favorite. North, LPGA great Julie Inkster, MLB Hall of Famer Derek Jeter and Green Bay Packers legend Brett Favre played before a large and enthusiastic following, with the team of Inkster and Jeter winning the friendly competition.
In doing so, the players earned a $25,000 donation in their names from the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation to American Family Children’s Hospital, and a $20,000 donation in their names from the Alliant Energy Foundation to the Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin.