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Golf Roundup : Record 29 Helps Rarick Lead by a Shot

From Times Wire Services

Cindy Rarick set a nine-hole tournament record with a seven-under-par 29 Friday en route to a 68 and the lead in the first round of the $250,000 LPGA Lady Keystone Open golf tournament at Hershey, Pa.

Rarick, a second-year pro, held a one-shot edge over Sherri Turner and Kathy Baker, who had 69s on the 6,348-yard course. Defending champion Juli Inkster was among five players who shot 70.

Rarick, starting on the 10th hole, birdied the 10th and 11th, then made five straight birdies starting on No. 14 to open a five-shot lead. Her 29 broke the event’s nine-hole record of 31 held by six players.

She struggled on the last nine, losing four shots on the first four holes before regaining her form with birdies at Nos. 6 and 7. She had a bogey on the final hole.

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Third-year pro Brad Faxon eagled the 17th hole on the way to a record-setting, eight-under-par 62 and a one-shot lead over Scott Hoch at the halfway mark of the $300,000 Provident tournament at Chattanooga, Tenn. Hoch had a 63.

Tommy Armour III, playing in the final group, also had a 62. Faxon had a 36-hole score of 129. Armour was at 133.


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