It was fun for the pair of former teammates, but that doesn’t mean the competitive aspect is forgotten. While Fuller approached the Invitational to have a good time, he’s also playing to win. He will enter today with a two-stroke lead on a field bunched up two shots behind him, and said if he can continue to hit his irons as well as he did on Friday he has a shot to win.
“That’s usually the strongest part of my game, and it was working today,” said Fuller, who finished with five birdies and just one bogey on Friday. “I’ve got to go out and keep hitting good shots and make some putts.”
While Fuller led the way in the top flight, Tony Woods led the Masters flight with a 68, while John Reese sat a stroke back and Bill McConnell was in third with a 71. Jeff Penny led the first flight with a 70, while Sean Marley carded a 71 and three players sat at 72.
Matt McCool leads the second flight with a 75, while Miles Pabst is at 76 and Jeremy Willoughby is three behind after shooting a 78 on Friday. In the third flight, Chris Atteberry and Bryan Nelson share the lead at 77 while Bob Dick and David Hansel sit two shots back at 79. In the fourth and final flight, the only one to use a handicap, Joe Pimpin leads the way with a 63, while Jay Gibson is in second with a 65.
The second round of the 54-hole tournament tees off at 7 a.m. today at Westwood.
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