SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, Calif. (June 30, 2007) -- Eleven years ago, Patrick Kucich was just starting to pick up the game at Stockton's Brookside Golf Club. Today, he partnered with the guy who gave him that first lesson and showed off on the front nine at San Juan Oaks with 4 birdies and an eagle on No. 9, for a 31.
"Yes, I gave him his first lesson," said Andrew Overton, who has since regained his amateur status after a stint as assistant pro at Brookside. "Now he's moved on to Laird Small at Pebble Beach, and even he doesn't make any changes lately."
Overton posted four birdies of his own as the team shot an 8-under 64, which places them in a tie with Casey Boyns of Pacific Grove and Jerry Ledzinski of Carmel (they bogeyed No. 18 to shoot 8-under) and two players representing the Philippine National Golf Team (Anthony Fernando and Michael Alejandro).
The Boyns/Ledzinski team will play in the final group with the Alejandro/Fernando team, while Overton and Kucich will play with John Desantis and Tom Koster, (longtime friends from Corral de Tierra) who posted a solid 5-under 67.
In the Senior Division, Bob Cayton of Aptos and Neil Duffy Santa Cruz have a two stroke lead after a 7-under 65. Tied for second are Marco Dusi of Escalon and Ken Webb of Turlock, along with Chuck Richesin or Lodi and Bob Thomason of Stockton.
Pacing the Net Division are Robert Vernon and James Murphy of San Francisco, who posted 8-under 64. They will play in the final net pairing with Jeff Lerner of Sunnyvale and Rick Pittenger of San Jose.
The golf course is in perfect shape, and we are looking forward to an exciting Sunday finish.
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