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Madison's Jerry Kelly watches this chip shot on Saturday during second-round play.

Rocco Mediate, the guy with the bad back, looked over at Jerry Kelly, the guy with a bum knee, before they teed off Saturday in the second round of the Dominion Energy Charity Championship and set their collective bar low.

"Jer, it doesn't have to be pretty," Mediate told the Madison golfer.

The golf might not have been pretty, but it was effective.

Kelly shot a bogey-free 67 (and Mediate a 69), moving the No. 3 golfer in the Charles Schwab Cup standings into the top 20 heading into the final round of the first of three stops in the PGA Tour Champions playoffs at The CC of Virginia in Richmond. At 5-under-par 139, Kelly is tied for 19th place after 36 holes— six shots behind 64-year-old Jay Haas, who fired a 7-under 65 and took a two-stroke lead over Stephen Ames (67) and Scott Dunlap (68).

After an early-morning rain softened the course, Kelly took full advantage. He birdied his first hole and added two more birdies at Nos. 5 and 6 to make the turn in 3-under 33. His two birdies on the back nine came at Nos. 13 and 16 and, despite failing to birdie the par-5 18th hole, got him back in the hunt.

"It stopped raining right when we teed off, so that wasn't bad," said Kelly, who revealed this week that he sustained a knee injury in early September during a workout. "Birdieing the first hole just gives you those feelings like, 'OK, I can hit the ball and I can make a putt. Rocco and I, it's funny, he's going to get a shot in his back the beginning of next week, he's hurting bad. We were like groaning after every shot; it was really funny."

Of the 22 golfers in the top 20 after two rounds, Kelly is one of only three who is in the top 10 in the Schwab Cup standings. Of course, one of them is No. 1 Bernhard Langer, who won last week's final event of the regular season and shot 66 in Saturday's second round to move into a tie for fourth at 136.

"(I've) just got to get it done," Kelly said. "(I'm) back in the tournament."

PGA Tour Champions: Madison's Jerry Kelly, Rhinelander's Dan Forsman at Dominion Energy Charity Classic (CC of Virginia-Richmond, Virginia)

Pos. Player Total Today R1 R2 R3 Total
Wisconsin leaderboard
T19 Jerry Kelly -5 -5 72 67 -- 139
T56 Dan Forsman 2 E 74 72 -- 146
Full leaderboard
1 Jay Haas -11 -7 68 65 -- 133
T2 Stephen Ames -9 -5 68 67 -- 135
T2 Scott Dunlap -9 -4 67 68 -- 135
T4 Bernhard Langer -8 -6 70 66 -- 136
T4 Billy Mayfair -8 -5 69 67 -- 136
T4 Woody Austin -8 -4 68 68 -- 136
T7 Paul Goydos -7 -7 72 65 -- 137
T7 Jerry Smith -7 -5 70 67 -- 137
T7 Gene Sauers -7 -4 69 68 -- 137
T7 Kent Jones -7 -3 68 69 -- 137
T11 Scott Parel -6 -5 71 67 -- 138
T11 Jeff Maggert -6 -4 70 68 -- 138
T11 Marco Dawson -6 -4 70 68 -- 138
T11 Corey Pavin -6 -4 70 68 -- 138
T11 Vijay Singh -6 -3 69 69 -- 138
T11 Lee Janzen -6 -3 69 69 -- 138
T11 Glen Day -6 -3 69 69 -- 138
T11 Fran Quinn -6 -1 67 71 -- 138
T19 Jerry Kelly -5 -5 72 67 -- 139
T19 Brandt Jobe -5 -5 72 67 -- 139
T19 John Daly -5 -5 72 67 -- 139
T19 Tom Gillis -5 -2 69 70 -- 139
T23 Michael Bradley -4 -3 71 69 -- 140
T23 Wes Short, Jr. -4 -2 70 70 -- 140
T23 David Frost -4 -2 70 70 -- 140
T23 Mike Goodes -4 -2 70 70 -- 140
T23 Miguel Angel Jiménez -4 -1 69 71 -- 140
T23 Tim Petrovic -4 E 68 72 -- 140
T29 Billy Andrade -3 -3 72 69 -- 141
T29 Tommy Tolles -3 -3 72 69 -- 141
T29 Kevin Sutherland -3 -2 71 70 -- 141
T29 Jesper Parnevik -3 -2 71 70 -- 141
T29 Bob Estes -3 -2 71 70 -- 141
T29 Joey Sindelar -3 E 69 72 -- 141
T35 Clark Dennis -2 -7 77 65 -- 142
T35 Tom Pernice Jr. -2 -6 76 66 -- 142
T35 Doug Garwood -2 -4 74 68 -- 142
T35 Tommy Armour III -2 -4 74 68 -- 142
T35 Kenny Perry -2 -3 73 69 -- 142
T35 Rocco Mediate -2 -3 73 69 -- 142
T35 Gary Hallberg -2 -2 72 70 -- 142
T35 Esteban Toledo -2 E 70 72 -- 142
T43 Tom Lehman -1 -3 74 69 -- 143
T43 Joe Durant -1 -3 74 69 -- 143
T43 Ken Tanigawa -1 -1 72 71 -- 143
T43 Tom Byrum -1 -1 72 71 -- 143
T43 Olin Browne -1 -1 72 71 -- 143
T43 Colin Montgomerie -1 E 71 72 -- 143
T43 Larry Mize -1 E 71 72 -- 143
T50 Scott McCarron E -2 74 70 -- 144
T50 Jeff Sluman E -2 74 70 -- 144
T50 David McKenzie E -2 74 70 -- 144
T50 Todd Hamilton E E 72 72 -- 144
T54 Duffy Waldorf 1 E 73 72 -- 145
T54 Mike Small 1 2 71 74 -- 145
T56 Steve Pate 2 E 74 72 -- 146
T56 Dan Forsman 2 E 74 72 -- 146
T56 David Toms 2 2 72 74 -- 146
T56 Mark Calcavecchia 2 2 72 74 -- 146
60 Scott Verplank 3 E 75 72 -- 147
T61 Paul Broadhurst 6 1 77 73 -- 150
T61 Carlos Franco 6 6 72 78 -- 150
WD Mark O'Meara -- -- 71 -- -- 71
WD Russ Cochran -- -- 76 76 -- 152