Nelson Thorpe Share Kroger Lead


Larry Nelson and Jim Thorpe shot a pair of 5-under-par 65s to earn a share of the lead in the Kroger Senior Classic.
Nelson and Thorpe are one shot clear of Bob Murphy, Hale Irwin, Dana Quigley and John Mahaffey.
Rain cancelled Fridays first round at Kings Islands in Mason, OH, forcing a restart on Saturday. The event has been reduced to 36 holes, with the final 18 being played Sunday on the Grizzly Course.
'Knowing it's a two-day tournament, you could shoot yourself out of it,' Nelson said. 'You couldn't win it today, but you could definitely put yourself in a position where you couldn't win tomorrow.'
Nelson, a four-time winner in 2001, recorded one eagle, five birdies and two bogeys on Saturday, as did Thorpe. Both men eagled the par-5 4th.
Full-field scores from the Kroger Senior Classic