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BLAIR LEADS BY 1 STROKE AT BLUSTERY WYOMING OPEN

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Jim Blair of Sandy, Utah, led a field of 92 professional golfers after the second round of the Wyoming Open on Saturday shooting a 67 for a combined 130.

Blair, a former winner of the Wyoming Open, shot five birdies on the back nine holes for his 67 score for the day. He had shot a 63 on Friday, seven under par, including an eagle on the longest hole.The Wyoming Open championships are scheduled to tee off at 1:30 p.m. today at the Airport Golf Course in Cheyenne.

While Blair led the field after two days of play, he was not the lowest scorer on Saturday.

Steve Gotsche, the 1988 Wyoming Open champion, shot a 66 on Saturday along with three other pros. Coupled with a 65 score on Friday, Gotsche of Great Bend, Kansas, was tied for second place with a 131, one shot behind Blair. Gotsche shares second place with Ron Faira of Phoenix, who shot a 63 on Friday and a 68 on Saturday.

The four pros shooting a 66 on Saturday played in the morning when the sun was shining, officials at the Airport Golf Course said. Afternoon play was interrupted by light rain showers, gusty winds and occasional lightning.

Scoring 66 along with Gotsche on Saturday were Mitch Medina of Trinidad, Colo., John Brett, a pro at the Prairie View Golf Course in Cheyenne, and Chris Endres of Peoria, Ariz.

Tied for third place with 133 after two days of play are Barry Conser of Scottsdale, Ariz., shooting 65 on Friday and 68 on Saturday, and Matt Potter of Lakewood, Colo., shooting 66 on Friday and 67 on Saturday.

In the senior's category, Mitch Medina led after two days with 135, followed by Larry Wheeler of Gering, Neb., with 137.

In the low amateurs, for golfers with four-and-under handicaps, Brett Dean of Evergreen, Colo., led with 134, followed by Michael Glaesel of Arvada, Colo., with 135.

In the regular amateur category, Lee Gentry of Sterling, Colo., was first with 146, followed by Lee Woodard of Cheyenne with 146.