Reeves tourney record leaves him 3 up

September 16, 2002|by LARRY YANOS

Tim Reeves set a tournament record Saturday, firing a 66 and taking the opening round lead in the 13th annual Washington County Amateur Championship contested at Black Rock Golf Course.

The 34-year-old Reeves enjoyed eight birdies while three-putting just two greens and adding bogeys on No. 6 and No. 13.

The 66 has him three shots ahead of Randall Finn and Chuck Ingram entering today's final round of the tournament restricted to Washington County residents only.

The three leaders, along with Greg Henry (71), will tee off at 11:30 a.m. today. The first group of the morning tees off at 7 a.m.


"It matches my best round ever and it was my best tournament round," Reeves said following Saturday's play. "I was real happy with my overall game, my putting was especially good and really made the difference in the final score."

Reeves started with a birdie on the first hole Saturday and later added birdies on holes Nos. 5, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15 and 17.

The windy conditions obviously didn't affect his play.

"Weather was no factor," Reeves said. "The course was in good shape, the greens were faster than I can ever remember. I just tried to concentrate out there and take one shot at a time."

Reeves fired a 33 on both the front and back nines and says the possibility of rain today will not affect his game.

"We'll all face the same conditions, just take one shot at a time," Reeves said.

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