Las Vegas, Nevada (June 12, 2011)–Tommy Armour III grew up in the Las Vegas Golf Region, and is a member of the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame. He once recorded a round of 60 at The Las Vegas Country Club during the PGA Tour's Las Vegas Invitational, and this week he is challenging for the title of the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn. Armour III was in second place at -13 entering the final round. —Staff report.
Armour III was trailing former Las Vegas Invitational champion Bob Tway who was looking for his first win on the Champions PGA Tour. "Of course, you should be a little nervous," said Tway via PGATour.com. "That's why you do it. But I may not be quite the same as I was on the other tour. I'd still like to win tournaments, no doubt after that."
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Tway followed up a 63 on Friday with a solid 67 today and holds a one-stroke lead over Armour III after 36 holes of the 2011 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn. On a second consecutive ideal day for scoring, Tway birdied four of his last eight holes to maintain his spot as the leader in the event. Tway's two-round total of 14-under-par 130 was one stroke off the tournament record, originally established by R.W. Eaks in 2007. Both Tway and Armour III now have golden opportunities to capture their first Champions Tour titles tomorrow, but there are 12 other players within four strokes of the lead.