Former Wolf Pack standout Michael Allen is in the driver's seat for his second major championship today as he enters the final round of the U.S. Senior Open with a two-shot lead.
Allen, who starred for the Wolf Pack in the 1980s, has won four career events on the Champions Tour, including the 2009 Senior PGA Championship in his first ever start in a Champions Tour major. Last year, he qualified for the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club, his home course in San Francisco.
Allen opened the U.S. Senior Open on Thursday with a 67 and then fired a 63 at Omaha (Neb.) Country Club on Friday. He carded a 72 yesterday and goes into the final 18 holes today with a two-shot lead over Kenny Perry and Fred Funk. Among those also in contention are Rocco Mediate, Corey Pavin and Mark O'Meara.
"We're pulling hard for Michael," Nevada men's golf coach Jacob Wilner said. "He's been a huge supporter of our program through the years and I'm happy that he has this opportunity today."
Allen won twice on the Champions Tour last year and then picked up another victory earlier this year at the Mississippi Golf Resort Classic.
The U.S. Senior Open will be broadcast on NBC today at noon.