Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Golf Roundup; Funk Leads by 1 in Greater Hickory Classic

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Golf Roundup; Funk Leads by 1 in Greater Hickory Classic

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Fred Funk took a one-stroke lead over Larry Mize in the Greater Hickory Classic on Saturday in Conover, N.C., shooting his second consecutive bogey-free 6-under 66.

The 56-year-old Funk has gone 42 holes without a bogey since the 13th hole Sunday in the final round of the SAS Championship. He birdied the final two holes on Rock Barn Golf and Spa's Jones Course.

Funk, a Ponte Vedra Beach resident, won at The Woodlands in Texas in May for his seventh Champions Tour title.

Mize had a 67.

Defending champion Mark Wiebe, Chip Beck and Duffy Waldorf were four strokes back at 8 under.

Beck and Waldorf shot 67, and Wiebe had a 69. First-round leader Dan Forsman, struggling with back problems, was 7 under after a 72.

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