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Archive for Saturday, August 11, 2001

Perry leads Buick Open

Golfer sizzles, shoots 64 on birthday

August 11, 2001

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— Kenny Perry tied the tournament nine-hole record en route to an 8-under 64 and a three-stroke lead Friday after the second round of the Buick Open.

Perry, celebrating his 41st birthday, had a 14-under 130 total on the Warwick Hills course.

He made seven birdies in a front-nine 29 to tie the Buick Open's nine-hole record. Six other players have had 29s, but Trevor Dodds was the only do it on the front nine.

"When I birdied 7, 8 and 9," Perry said, "I started thinking crazy numbers. I started thinking 58 and 59."

Perry missed birdies on Nos. 10 and 11. If Perry would have birdied the 18th, which he bogeyed, he would've tied the tournament's 18-hole and 36-hole records. "That's about as good as I can play," he said.

Jim Furyk, who shared the first-round lead with Brian Henninger, shot a 69 to join Brett Quigley (65) and Bob Tway (65) at 133. John Cook (68), Padraig Harrington (67), Jonathan Kaye (67), Ian Leggatt (68) and Craig Perks (68) were four back.

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