BEMIDJI, Minn. (August 30, 2014) — Tom Jenkins of Champlin, Minn. is attempting to defend his title at the Vandersluis Memorial, and he's off to a good start. He opened the three-day event with a two-under par 70 at Bemidji Town and Country Club, leading the field by one shot.
Two players are right behind Jenkins, including Tyler Hill and Justin Johnson. In all, there are 12 players within five shots of the lead with 36 holes to play.
This year's event is the 47th running, having many notable past champions including 1996 British Open winner and successful PGA TOUR player Tom Lehman, who is a native of Minnesota.
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