Uresti Grabs Lake Erie Lead


Findley Lake, NY - Omar Uresti posted his second successive round of four-under 67 Friday to take the lead after 36 holes of the inaugural Lake Erie Charity Classic. His two-day total of eight-under-par 134 left him one shot ahead of first-round leader Greg Gregory.
Uresti, a 31-year-old Texan, tallied six birdies and two bogeys in his second trip around the par-71 Upper Course at Peek 'n Peak Resort. He is also getting to spend some quality time with his 28-year-old fianc, Anita Edmonds, who took over caddying chores this week when Uresti's brother and regular bag man, Rusty, got a gig on the PGA Tour.
'I don't know if Anita will be on the bag for the rest of the year,' said Uresti, who won the 1994 Buy.com Shreveport Open. 'I don't know if she'll want to go through the heat of the summer caddying.'
Rusty is caddying for Notah Begay III this week at the PGA Tour's Greater Hartford Open.
Gregory climbed to two-under on the day and nine-under for the tournament with birdies at the 10th and 11th holes. He wound up closing with bogeys on two of his final four holes, however, the last coming when he three-putted the 18th to complete an even-par 71.
Ben Bates (68) and Bob Friend (68) were together in third place at six-under 136. Kelly Gibson turned in a bogey-free, five-under 66 -- the low round of the day -- to finish in fifth at 137 with Buy.com Tour leading money-winner Arron Oberholser (69), Billy Judah (69) and Tyler Williamson.
Full field scores from the Lake Erie Charity Classic at Peek'n Peak Resort