Cook rallies, ties Azinger for lead in Hawaiian Open

February 09, 1992

HONOLULU -- John Cook shot 7-under 65 yesterday and rallied to tie Paul Azinger for the lead after three rounds of the $1.2 million United Airlines Hawaiian Open.

ZTC Cook and Azinger were tied at 16-under 200, three shots ahead of Jeff Maggert and Tom Lehman.

Three golfers, including second-round co-leader Wayne Levi, were at 12-under.

Cook, coming from three shots behind, birdied five of the first six holes to move to 14-under at the break, then scored birdies on Nos. 13 and 18 to stay in contention for the $216,000 first prize.

Cook finished second in the tournament last year, blowing a six-shot lead to Lanny Wadkins with a final-round 3-over 75 on the 6,975-yard Waialae Country Club course.

Cook said his big break came on No. 2, when he rallied for par after hitting his tee shot into the water. He followed with birdies on the next four holes to go to 14-under.

Cook hit a pitching wedge to five feet of the hole on 13 and putted for birdie, then two-putted for birdie on the par-5 18th.

Azinger, who started the day tied with Levi at 12-under, got off to a slow start. He putted from six feet for for a birdie on No. 2, then made pars until No. 12, where he bogeyed after missing the green.

Azinger made up for his bogey with an eagle on No. 13, hitting a 5-iron to 12 feet of the pin, then knocking in the putt. He finished with birdies on Nos. 17 and 18, chipping in from 40 feet on 17 and putting from 35 feet on 18.

LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary

LAUDERHILL, Fla. -- Hall of Famer JoAnne Carner, trying to win her first tournament since 1985, shot a 5-under 67 and was tied with second-year player Dana Lofland after two rounds in this $500,000 event.

Carner, 52, is hoping to win her 43rd career tournament. She is tied with Lofland at 8-under 136 with one round remaining.

PGA Seniors Aetna Challenge

NAPLES, Fla. -- Jimmy Powell survived poor play on a few

holes to shoot a 7-under 65 and take a one-shot lead over Lee Trevino.

Powell stands at 12-under 132 with 18 holes to be played today in the $450,000 event at the 6,722-yard Vinyards Country Club. His round was bettered only by the 64 of two-time defending champion Trevino.

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