Hatalsky, Vaughan top leaderboard

Updated: 02 September 2007 14:29 IST

Morris Hatalsky and Bruce Vaughan shot 7-under 65s on Friday to share the first-round lead in the Wal-Mart First Tee Open.

Hatalsky, Vaughan top leaderboard

Pebble Beach, California:

Morris Hatalsky and Monday qualifier Bruce Vaughan shot 7-under 65s on Friday to share the first-round lead in the Wal-Mart First Tee Open.

Hatalsky, a three-time winner on the US PGA Tour who has four senior tour victories, had eight birdies - including a 30-footer on No 8 - and only one bogey.

Vaughan, who only played one full season on the regular US tour (1996), had nine birdies and two bogeys in his first tournament round ever on the Del Monte Golf Course.

Vaughan, playing in his 13th event this season, has open qualified in eight tournaments.

Bob Gilder, who has won in five of his seven Champions Tour seasons but not this year, shot a 66 at Del Monte.

Tom Watson, birdied the 18th to join early finisher Kirk Hanefeld, a former club pro playing his second season on the Champions Tour, at 67.

Former First Tee Open winner Craig Stadler and five others opened with 68s.

Hatalsky and Watson were the two players among the first-round top-11 who played at Pebble Beach.

Bernhard Langer, making his Champions Tour debut after turning 50 Monday, shot a 69 at Pebble Beach.

Defending champion Scott Simpson had a 72, also at Pebble Beach.

The 54-hole event with Champions Tour players paired with juniors from the First Tee program as well as amateurs, continues Saturday at Pebble Beach and Del Monte.

The final round of the $2 million event will be held Sunday at Pebble Beach. The winner will earn $300,000.

Topics : Golf
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