AUSTIN, Texas (Oct. 11, 2014) — On Saturday at Austin Country Club, the three-way tie for first place was broken. Three players sat at two-under par 70, including Indiana resident Kenny Cook.
The second round of the Harvey Penick Invitational saw Cook emerge from the three-pack with a second-round 68, allowing him to jump into a five-shot lead entering Sunday's final round.
The two other first-round co-leaders, Texans Colby Harwell and Neal Barfield, both shot over-par on Saturday, with Harwell firing 73 and Barfield struggling to a 77. Harwell is part of a three-way tie for second place with Shane Sigsbee and Chris Hartenstein at 143.
Barfield is nine back and tied for fourteenth.
In the Senior division, John Grace of Fort Worth, Texas will begin Sunday's finale with a six-stroke advantage after two stellar rounds on Friday and Saturday. Grace has posted two consecutive rounds in the 60's — 69 and 68 — while there have only been two other rounds in the 60's in the entire division.
First-round co-leaders Thomas Johnson and Bob Kearney were those other two, having shot 68 in the opening round. They shot 77 and 78 on Saturday, respectively, and now eight or more shots behind Grace.
Second place belongs to Mike Peck at 143.