Harvey Penick Invitational: Three lead at 70 after day one
Kenny Cook
Kenny Cook

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.

Results: Harvey Penick Invitational
1INKenny CookNoblesville, IN40070-68-72=210
2TXBrian NoonanAustin, TX30071-74-69=214
T3ILJohn EhrgottPeoria, IL20073-72-70=215
T3TXColby HarwellSan Antonio, TX20070-73-72=215
T5ILMichael SlavenChicago, IL20074-71-73=218

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ABOUT THE Harvey Penick Invitational

54-hole stroke play invitational that has quickly become one of the premier amateur events in the region. 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. Penick, a Texas native, began his career at the age of eight as a caddy at Austin Country Club, became the assistant pro there at thirteen, and was elevated to head professional in 1923 upon graduation from high school. In 1971 he was named Professional Emeritus when his son, Tinsley, succeeded him as Head Professional. Harvey Penick taught golf for seven decades and coached the University of Texas golf team for 33 years. Among those whom he taught to "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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