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Golf: Gainey, Wagner share Greenbrier lead

Published July 4, 2013 7:37 pm

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White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. • Tommy Gainey and Johnson Wagner each shot an 8-under 62 on Thursday to share a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Greenbrier Classic.

Webb Simpson and Jin Park were close behind after 64s. Former BYU golfer Daniel Summerhays, Tag Ridings, Steven Bowditch and Neal Lancaster were another shot back.

Players could lift, clean and place their balls after rain fell prior to the start of play.

Gainey and Wagner had bogey-free rounds in the morning. Wagner was 8 under after 12 holes but finished with six straight pars. Both could use a good week in West Virginia. Wagner doesn't have a top 10 finish this year. Gainey's best showing is sixth.

"The last couple of months have been really hard," Wagner said. "I just haven't been much fun to be around. It's just been tough. Nobody likes to be bad at what they do, especially golfers."