AUSTIN, Texas (Sept. 14, 2013) -- Hometown favorite Brian Noonan has a commanding eight-shot lead heading into the final round of play at the 2013 Harvey Penick Invitational.
At Austin Country Club, Noonan has a pair of 67s to open play and leads Derek Meinhart and the rest of the field by eight.
Meinhart shot 69 on Saturday to move into second place, one better than Matt Wernecke (72-71).
The 54-hole stroke-play invitational has quickly become one of the premier amateur events in the region and includes Mid-Am and Senior Divisions.
The tournament honors the late Harvey Penick, the renowned golf teacher who had an 82-year association with Austin Country Club.
Notable scorers in the mid-am division include: Randy Haag (69-76, T7), Jerry Ledzinski (75-71, T10), Herbie Aikens (78-71, T17), Colby Harwell (78-73, T28), Kody King (75-76, T28).
Bob Kearney leads the senior division after rounds of 68-71.
He's four shots up on Hunter Nelson (73-70).
ABOUT THE Harvey Penick Invitational
54-hole stroke play invitational that has
quickly become one of the premier
events in the region. Mid-Am and Senior
The tournament honors the late Harvey
the renowned golf teacher who had an
association with Austin Country Club.
Texas native, began his career at the age
eight as a caddy at Austin Country Club,
became the assistant pro there at
and was elevated to head professional in
upon graduation from high school. In 1971
was named Professional Emeritus when
Tinsley, succeeded him as Head
Harvey Penick taught golf for seven
and coached the University of Texas golf
for 33 years. Among those whom he
"take dead aim" were Ed White, Betty
Jameson, Morris Williams Jr., Betsy Rawls,
Mickey Wright, Kathy Whitworth, Tom Kite,
Ben Crenshaw, and Sandra Palmer.
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