Entire first group birdies No 17

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – It should come as no surprise that the first group to play No. 17 at the Players Stadium course today made noise. But if you’re guessing someone made a 12, guess again.

Competing in the Senior Palmer flight (4 – 7.9 handicaps), Mel Yates of Texhoma, Texas, Gene Johnson of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. and Mike Fair of Tucson, Ariz., all birdied the daunting 17th hole.

Despite the group’s success at that hole, however, they combined to make two more birdies the rest of the day. Hey, if the stars are going to align, might as well be at No. 17, right?