MARIETTA, GA. — Springer soars, Funk falters in Atlanta Classic
MARIETTA, Ga. -- Mike Springer, who played last year on the Ben Hogan Tour, opened with five straight birdies yesterday on his way to a 9-under-par 63 for the second-round lead in the BellSouth Atlanta Classic.
Springer had a 36-hole score of 131, 13-under on the 7,018-yard Atlanta Country Club course. It gave him a one-shot lead over Tom Kite, who had a 68-132.
First-round leader Fred Funk, a Laurel, Md., resident and former University of Maryland coach, took a double-bogey-6 on the first hole and a bogey-4 on the third. He fell eight strokes back, shooting a 77 after his opening-round 62.
Defending champion Wayne Levi failed to make the cut with a 74150.
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CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- Tammie Green aced the 16th hole, using a 7-iron on the 146-yard hole, en route to a 66 that moved her into a one-stroke lead at 7-under 137 midway through the $400,000 event.
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FRISCO, Texas -- Lee Trevino shot a 4-under 67 and took a one-stroke lead after the first round.
Jim Ferree, 59, used a 3-iron from 225 yards for the tour's first double-eagle of the year and a 68, one shot ahead of defending champion Frank Beard, Tommy Aaron, Gibby Gilbert and Jim O'Hern.