Kenny Cook surges into five-shot lead at Harvey Penick
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.
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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