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Frazar Blows Into Memorial Lead

May 26, 2000|Associated Press

Harrison Frazar, unfazed by swirling winds Thursday, shot a bogey-free, six-under-par 66 that gave him a three-stroke lead after the first round of the Memorial at Dublin, Ohio. Tom Scherrer and Kenny Perry were at 69.

Greg Norman, back from a five-week hiatus, looked sharp in a round of 70. He was joined by Justin Leonard, who won a U.S. Amateur at the Muirfield Village course and is trying to emerge from the deepest slump of his career.

Tiger Woods, trying to successfully defend his title in a tournament where no champion has ever repeated, played it safe and had no regrets. He had two birdies, a bogey on the par-five fifth hole and had a 71, along with Hal Sutton.

"Any time you play the first round, you don't want to put yourself out of it," Woods said.

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Mi Hyun Kim of South Korea overcame gusting wind and a soggy course with a masterful seven-under 65 to take the first-round lead of the LPGA Corning Classic at Corning, N.Y., by two strokes over Penny Hammel.

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