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Barron Takes Share of Lead

September 01, 2000|From Associated Press

Doug Barron, bothered by a neck injury, shot a six-under-par 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the Air Canada Championship at Surrey, Canada.

"A lot of times, when people get hurt, they seem to play well because it gets your mind off your game," Barron said. "I think I did it sneezing. I just couldn't turn my neck, so I went to my chiropractor and he screwed it up worse."

Dave Stockton Jr., Jason Buha and New Zealand's Grant Waite also opened with 65s on the Northview Golf Club course.

Barron had six birdies, including a 20-foot downhill putt on the 18th hole.

"I'm trying to get into position for Sunday and that's what we're all trying to do," Barron said.

Sweden's Jesper Parnevik, the leading money-winner in the field at No. 5, overcame an inflamed hip to top a six-player group at 66.


A former teaching pro with a progressive muscle disease will be allowed to use a cart in qualifying for U.S. Senior Open, a federal judge has ruled at Austin, Texas.

JaRo Jones filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Golf Assn., saying denying him a cart violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

U.S. District Judge James R. Nowlin agreed, issuing a permanent injunction that allows Jones to use a cart in qualifying and the U.S. Senior Open if he advances.

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