Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

TOUR NOTEBOOK; Three Locals Hit First Tee Open

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

TOUR NOTEBOOK; Three Locals Hit First Tee Open

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Byline: GARRY SMITS

Tee times for the Wal-Mart First Tee Open have been set, and the three First Coast juniors in the field drew Champions Tour winners as partners for the tournament at two courses in the Pebble Beach, Calif., area.

Greg Carrier of Ponte Vedra Beach will play with eight-time Champions Tour winner Jay Sigel. Andrew Kayworth of St. Augustine will play with Ed Dougherty, and Amelia Lewis of Jacksonville will play with Morris Hatalsky.

Dougherty and Hatalsky each have won twice on the Champions Tour.

Sigel and Carrier will play the Pebble Beach Golf Links in the first round Friday, beginning at the 10th hole at 11:18 a.m. They will play at the Del Monte Golf Club on Saturday, starting on the first hole at 3:48 p.m.

Dougherty and Kayworth will be at Pebble Beach in the first round, beginning on the 10th hole at 3:24 p.m. They will go to Del Monte on Saturday at 10:54 a.m., starting at No. 1.

Hatalsky and Lewis get their tournament started at Del Monte on Friday, going off No. 10 at 10:54 a.m. They will begin on the first hole at Pebble on Saturday, at 3:24 p.m.

Each Champions Tour and junior player competes with two other amateur partners.

Following the first two rounds, the 22 low teams will compete in the final round at Pebble Beach.

UPON FURTHER REVIEW ...

After Yusaku Miyazato made two holes-in-one during the second round of the Reno-Tahoe Open last week, hurried PGA Tour research showed that it was a first.

Having more time to dig deeper has paid off in proving that Miyazato's feat, though spectacular, has indeed been done before on the Tour - just not by a professional.

Bill Whedon, an amateur who played the 1955 Insurance City Open in Hartford, Conn., aced two holes in the same round in that event.

Because Miyazato was playing in Reno-Tahoe through a sponsor invitation, two holes-in-one in the same round still has yet to be accomplished by an exempt Tour player. …

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