Golf Roundup : Knox Keeps Hartford Lead by One Stroke
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.
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.
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.