Eagle pushes O’Meara ahead at Boeing

Friday, August 28, 2009

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. – Still winless on the Champions Tour, Mark O’Meara eagled the 18th hole Friday to take a two-shot lead over a jumbled field after the first round of the Boeing Classic.

Playing the uphill, 498-yard par 5, O’Meara knocked his second shot from about 205 yards onto the green, then made a 17-foot putt to separate himself from a pack of 15 players within three shots of the lead.

Mark McNulty shot a 30 on his first nine holes – the back nine at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge – then stumbled to 2 over on his second nine and finished at 4-under 68. Also at 4 under were Allen Doyle, Loren Roberts and John Jacobs.

Defending champion Tom Kite bogeyed 18 to finish 3 under.

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