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Golf Roundup : Late Bogey Leaves Knox Tied With Levi, Grady

July 09, 1989|From Associated Press

Kenny Knox bogeyed the 17th hole after Wayne Levi and Wayne Grady had birdied it, and the three wound up tied for the lead in Saturday's third round of the Greater Hartford Open golf tournament at Cromwell, Conn.

Knox, the co-leader after the first round and the sole leader after the second, shot a two-under-par 69 for a 54-hole total of 12-under-par 201.

Levi's 64 was the day's best round and matched Lee Trevino's round on Friday for the best of the tournament.

Grady shot a 65 Saturday.

The trio had plenty of competition heading into today's final round on the 6,786-yard Tournament Players Club of Connecticut course as 14 players were within three strokes of the leaders.

Tied at 202 were Mark Calcavecchia, Paul Azinger and Bill Britton. Calcavecchia and Azinger shot 67s, and Britton had a 68.

Knox, who has won two tournaments since rejoining the PGA Tour in 1984, went 13 under par and took sole possession of the lead with an 18-foot birdie putt at the 424-yard 14th hole.

But on the 399-yard 17th, he followed a good drive with a seven-iron that he pulled to the left of the green. He pitched the ball 10 feet past the cup, then had a downhill putt for par. He played the ball to break from right to left, but it went straight, and he had to tap in for the bogey.

"I wasn't that disappointed" with the bogey, said Knox, who played in the last group.

Levi was five under par for the round, then birdied the 16th and 17th holes with putts of 15 and six feet, respectively.

Penny Hammel birdied the final hole to complete a five-under-par 66 and take a two-stroke lead in the second round of the Jamie Farr Toledo tournament at Slyvania, Ohio.

Hammel, whose only LPGA victory came in this event in 1985, shot the day's low round and was at seven-under-par 135 after 36 holes at Highland Meadows Golf Club.

Liselotte Neumann of Sweden bogeyed the final hole for a 69 and was next at 137. Betsy King, this year's leading money-winner, was tied with Sara Anne McGetrick at 138.

Hammel, with only one bogey through 36 holes, came to the 18th hole tied with Neumann, who was playing in the group ahead of her. Neumann bogeyed the hole after hitting her drive into a fairway bunker. Hammel then hit a seven-iron within 20 feet on the par-five hole and rolled in the birdie putt to go two strokes up.

Nancy Lopez, who has finished second in each of her three appearances in this event, shot her second 70 and headed the group at 140. She was joined by three-time U.S. Open winner Hollis Stacy, Dale Eggeling and Jane Crafter.

Bruce Crampton shot a five-under-par 67 and was tied with Dale Douglass for the second-round lead in a $300,000 Senior PGA tournament at Concord, Mass.

Douglass, who shot an opening-round 64, capped a round of 69 with a birdie that enabled him to pull even with Crampton, who bogeyed his final hole. Both were at 11-under-par 133.

Mike Hill shot a 69 and was at 134, while Bob Charles had a 70 for a 135.

Three-time champion Chi Chi Rodriguez, seeking to win this tournament for a record-tying fourth straight year, matched par with a 72 and was at 141, all but eliminating him from contention.

Mark McNulty of Zimbabwe shot a four-under-par 65 and finished with a 15-under-par 261 to take the $75,750 winner's share of the $450,000 Monte Carlo Open purse by six strokes.

Spaniard Jose Maria Canizares shot a 68 to finish at 267 and share second place with South African Jeff Hawkes, who had a 64.

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