Saturday, October 11, 2003

Verplank, Flesch tied for lead at 23-under par



Enquirer staff, wire reports

Northern Kentuckian Steve Flesch and Scott Verplank shared the lead at the 90-hole Las Vegas Invitational Friday with the third-lowest 54-hole scores in PGA Tour history.

Flesch, seeking his second victory this year, wasn't satisfied. "I don't want to sound like sour grapes; I just know what it could be," he said after a 6-under 66 at the TPC at Summerlin course. "Conservatively, it could be another 10-under par."

Verplank shot a 66 at Southern Highlands to join Flesch at 23-under 192.

LPGA TOUR: Annika Sorenstam, newly qualified as the 100th member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, had a 2-under 70 for her first 18 holes and followed with a 69 that left her in a five-way tie for second, two shots behind Se Ri Pak, in the Samsung World Championship at the Woodlands, Texas.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Hale Irwin, Dana Quigley and Rex Caldwell shot 4-under 68s to share the first-round lead of the Turtle Bay Championship. Jan Stephenson was tied for 74th after an 80.




PREP SPORTS
Elder 28, St. Xavier 7
Princeton 14, Lakota East 7
Conner 29, Dixie Heights 16
Colerain 44, Hamilton 24
Wyoming 40, Deer Park 13
Turpin 54, Goshen 13
Reading 38, Indian Hill 32 (3OT)
Winton Woods 16, Loveland 15
Roundup of Friday's other Ohio games
Roundup of Friday's other Kentucky games
Scores, how poll teams fared
Bacon's Zeller trails by 7 at state
CovCath finishes third in state
Friday's results
Today's schedule

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BENGALS / NFL
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Injured girl's family sues league

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Guidugli, UC fighting for balance
Bucks braced for big battle
Clarett sues Ohio State, seeks $2.5M in damages
MU offense aims for 40-plus points vs. lowly Buffalo
Soldier trades war nightmares for college football dream
Panthers wary of 1-3 Irish
Michigan's rally stuns Gophers
Major games, major stakes

GOLF
Verplank, Flesch tied for lead at 23-under par

NBA
Bryant case strategy shifts

SOCCER
Americans want a winning ending

MOTOR SPORTS
Kenseth's recent struggles have field gaining ground

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