Golf Roundup : Lohr Gets Day Off but Still Leads by One at Las Vegas

From Times Wire Services

Bob Lohr, enjoying a rare Friday off, maintained his one-stroke lead as 71 players finished the delayed second round of the $1.45-million Las Vegas Invitational golf tournament.

Lohr concluded his round Thursday with a two-day total of eight-under-par 136 before wind gusts of more than 50 m.p.h. forced suspension of play.

When the second round resumed Friday, Curt Byrum, who was a stroke off the lead through 15 holes at Desert Inn, bogeyed No. 7 (his 16th) but birdied No. 9 to move back within one stroke of Lohr.


Peter Jacobsen, who shot a 66 at Desert Inn Thursday, was tied with Byrum at 137. Another shot back were Keith Clearwater, who shot a 70 Thursday at Spanish Trail, and Ben Crenshaw, who had a 69 Thursday at Desert Inn.

The third round will be played today; the field will be cut to the low 70 and ties, and the fourth, and now final, round will be contested Sunday. First prize in what originally was a five-round tourney is $250,000.

Greg Norman, who called Thursday’s conditions at Spanish Trail the worst he has played in, finished with a 75 and was at 143.

Bobby Wadkins, winless in 14 years on the PGA Tour, began the second round at eight under par, one stroke ahead of Byrum and Mark O’Meara. He had a 79 at Spanish Trail and was at 143.

Kim Shipman shot a career-best seven-under-par 65 to take a three-shot lead in the first round of the LPGA’s Crestar tournament at Suffolk, Va.

Shipman, who has yet to win in four years on the tour, needed only 27 putts in her round and was on track to tie the course record of 64, but she bogeyed her final hole on the 6,215-yard Portsmouth Sleepy Hole Golf Course.

Sherri Turner and Missie Berteotti were tied for second place at 68.

At 69 were Betsy King, Colleen Walker, Kathy Postlewait and defending champion Jody Rosenthal.

Bobby Nichols shot a four-under-par 68 for a one-stroke lead in the first round of the $250,000 Vantage at The Dominion seniors tournament in San Antonio, Tex.

Al Geiberger, Jim King and Walter Zembriski were tied for second place after shooting 69s.