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Kenny Perry's good start doesn't carry over to second round of Sr. PGA

Kentucky native Kenny Perry hit his tee shot on the eighth hole Friday. After a 69 in the first round, Perry answered with a 3-over 75. He trails leader Kiyoshi Murota by 11 strokes.
Kentucky native Kenny Perry hit his tee shot on the eighth hole Friday. After a 69 in the first round, Perry answered with a 3-over 75. He trails leader Kiyoshi Murota by 11 strokes.

Home-state fan favorite Kenny Perry started off strong Friday morning in the Senior PGA, but he couldn't keep his game together the rest of the long day at Valhalla.

Perry completed eight holes left over from Thursday's first round and finished with a 69 about 9:30 a.m.

After a 20-minute break, he started his second round, and it didn't go well.

"I hit a drop-kick duck hook off the first tee, and that put me in a little shell-shock," he said. "I struggled from then on and never got into any rhythm."

Perry finished with a 3-over 75, leaving him at even par, 11 shots out of the lead.

Perry, who's from Franklin, said he hoped the leaders "didn't run away too far so maybe I can get back in it by Sunday."

Louisvillian Ted Schulz hasn't had much to get excited about either. He's at even par after a pair of 72s.

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