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

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.

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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