Romero leads U.S. Senior Open

July 5, 2007 at 9:14 PM
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KOHLER, Wis., July 5 (UPI) -- Eduardo Romero owned a three-shot lead Thursday when the first round of the U.S. Senior Open was suspended by rain and lightning in Kohler, Wis.

Less than a month after Argentina's Angel Cabrera won the U.S. Open, players from that country were leading and tied for second in the national championship for golfers over age 50.

Romero shot a 6-under 66 over the Whistling Straits course.

Among those in the clubhouse at 69 were fellow-Argentine Vicente Fernandez as well as Jon Fiedler and Ron Vlosich.

Gil Morgan, Loren Roberts, Bruce Vaughan and Jim Woodward were all at 3-under as they played their final nine holes.

Two-time defending champion Allen Doyle was 7-over through 13 holes.

Romero's round was highlighted by an eagle at the par-5 16th.

Cabrera, who at the start of his career received financial assistance from Romero, won the U.S. Open by a shot over Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods.

"Angel, he said to me, 'try to win the tournament, because two U.S. Opens in one month is fantastic,'" Romero said. "I say, 'Angel, I know it's hard, but I try my best.'"

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