Turnesa leads Nationwide opener in Panama
Saturday, January 27 2007 @ 08:56 pm EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
Gary Christian shot his second consecutive 68 and shares third place with Ted Potter, Jr. (69) and Hunter Haas (71) at four-under 206. Richard Johnson (66) and Tim Wilkinson (69) are two shots further back at 208.
It's the fourth straight year the Nationwide Tour has opened its season in Panama. Like the previous years, players are experiencing high temperatures and strong winds at Panama Golf Club.
Sheehan, for one, doesn't think the scores will get much better on Sunday.
"If the wind is blowing again like it did today, it will be another very difficult challenge," he said. "I'm thinking anything around six- or seven-under will have a good chance."
Indeed, even a moderately good score did wonders for players Saturday. Chris Nallen moved from 33rd place into a tie for 11th place after posting a two- under 68.
Tough conditions knocked some other players out of it, like Andrew Johnson, who shot a 76 and plummeted from second place overnight into a tie for 11th along side Nallen.
01/27 19:35:33 ET