Harvey Penick Invitational: Three lead at 70 after day one
AUSTIN, Texas (Oct. 10, 2014) — Recent Texas representative at the U.S. Men's State Team Championship Colby Harwell was one of three players to open the Harvey Penick Invitational with a two-under par round of 70.
Also shooting 70 was fellow Texan Neal Barfield and Kenny Cook (pictured) of Noblesville, Ind.
Cook had a tied-for-second finish at this year's Lupton Invitational as well as a round-of-32 appearance at the U.S. Mid-Amateur.
Austin resident and 2013 champion Brian Noonan is just one back at 71 while four players are tied for fifth place at 72.
Overall, the leaderboard is quite crowded as 25 players shot 74 or better and are within just four shots.
In the Senior division, Bob Kearney and Thomas Johnson opened with 68's to lead the field by one over John Grace.
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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