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Golf Roundup : Knox Keeps Hartford Lead by One Stroke

From Associated Press

Leading the Greater Hartford Open is nothing new to Kenny Knox. Staying on top would be.

Knox shot a four-under-par 67 Friday at Cromwell, Conn., for a two-round total of 132 and held a one-stroke lead over Clark Burroughs, who is seeking his first PGA Tour victory.

Lee Trevino had the best round of the tournament. His 64 put him in a tie for third place at 134 with David Frost (who shot a 65), Jim Carter, Bill Britton and Robert Wrenn.

Knox had shared the first-day lead at 65 with Paul Azinger and Bob Gilder. But Azinger, the 1987 Hartford champion, had a second-round 70 for a 135, and Gilder shot a 74 for a 139.

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Knox, with two victories since turning pro in 1978, had a good chance to win the 1986 tournament. He was tied for first place after three rounds, then soared to a 75 and ended up tied for 24th.

Jane Crafter and Susan Sanders, both seeking their first LPGA tour victories, shared the lead in the first round of a $275,000 tournament at Sylvania, Ohio., at four-under-par 67.

Betsy King, the year’s top money-winner, was only one shot back, tied with Liselotte Neumann of Sweden, the 1988 U.S. Women’s Open champion.

Dale Douglass shot an eight-under-par 64 to take the first-round lead in a $300,000 Senior PGA Tour tournament at Concord, Mass.

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Douglass, who equaled the competitive course record set by Bruce Crampton in 1986 and matched by himself in the second round last year, held a one-stroke lead over Mike Hill and Bob Charles.


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