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Boo Weekley, Vegas Share Bob Hope Lead After 36 Holes – SportsUntapped.com
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Added January 21st, 2011 by Chalk

Boo Weekley, Vegas Share Bob Hope Lead After 36 Holes
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After Thursday’s second round, American Boo Weekley and Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas are your co-leaders at 13-under at the Bob Hope Classic in California. Vegas is the first Venezuelan on the PGA Tour and playing just his fifth PGA Tour event. Americans Charles Howell III and Chris Couch are tied for third, one shot back.

There’s still three rounds of golf left, as the pro golfers play four different courses in the first four rounds, then all play the Palmer Private course in Sunday’s final round. Because of that, Weekley says not to make too much of who’s got the early lead: “I feel like we played the two easier golf courses, me and Mr. Vegas.”

Vegas, 26 years old and ranked No. 187 in the world, went to school at the University of Texas and then did pretty well on the Nationwide Tour. As the only Venezuelan in the world’s top 1,000 golfers, Vegas also hopes to have a positive impact on golf in his native land — by someday changing the mind of President Hugo Chavez:

I’d love the chance to tell people about golf in Venezuela … [President Chavez] has always said that golf is for elite people, I guess, and as we all know here, it’s not that way. But I guess he’s got that mentality, so I really hope to sit down with him and talk to him, and tell him it’s not that way.

 
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