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Trio share WACO lead

August 12, 2000

Trio share WACO lead



By LARRY YANOS / Daily Mail Sports Editor


Greg Henry, Kenny Smith and Tim Reeves each carded a 73 Saturday at the Beaver Creek Country Club Golf Course to share the first-round lead of the 17th annual Washington County Open Golf Championship.

Defending champion Finley Benjamin carded a 79.

The 36-hole WACO tournament concludes today. The final foursome tees off at 2 p.m.

The co-leaders all agreed the Beaver Creek Country Club course played tough, the greens were firm and the windy conditions made things more difficult.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Henry, who won the WACO championship in 1984, 1986 and 1989, shot a 37 on the front nine and a 36 on the back nine. His round included a birdie on No. 1 and bogeys on No. 5 and No. 6.

"I made a nice save (for a bogey) on six, that's the reason I finished with a 73," the Beaver Creek Country Club member said. "I hit my tee shot into the water and had to hit over the water and above the trees on my second shot. Getting a bogey there was a big boost. I parred the rest of the holes."

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HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Reeves, who plays most of his golf at Black Rock Golf Course, shot a 37 on the front nine and a 36 on the back nine. His round included birdies on No. 3 and No. 9 and bogeys on No. 1, 2 and 5.

"I got off to a tough start but I recovered nicely," Reeves said. "I topped my first tee shot of the day, hit it about 50 yards. I had bogeys on 1 and 2 but the birdie on 3 helped a lot and I started playing tough. The course dried out and the greens were a lot faster than they were during a practice round earlier in the week."

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Smith, from Chambersburg (Pa.), shot a 36 on the front nine and a 37 on the back nine. His round included a birdie on No. 14 and bogeys on holes No. 12 and 16.

"I'm satisfied with my round, although I could have hit a few more greens," Smith said.

WACO Leaderboard

  • Greg Henry 73
  • Tim Reeves 73
  • Kenny Smith 73
  • Drew Forrester 74
  • Chuck Ingram 76
  • Tim Jordan 76
  • Scott Lourdon 76
  • Mickey Brockwell 77
  • Bill Kushay 77
  • Greg Ruark 77
  • Tim Steiner 77
  • Denny Stoner 77
  • Jim Austin 78
  • Larry Mackereth 78
  • Finley Benjamin 79
  • Greg Grimes 79
  • Bob Lentz 79
  • Steven Miles 79
  • Alex Shaw 79
  • Randy Barnes 80
  • Gary Dingle 80
  • Ted Greene 80
  • Scott Starnes 80
  • Rod Steiner 80
  • Jim Young Jr. 80
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