Vaughan leads U.S. Open in Sammamish

July 30, 2010

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 11:05 a.m. July 30, 2010

Bruce Vaughan, a former fireman who didn’t take up golf until he was 20, shot a 4-under-par 66 Thursday to take the first-round lead in the U.S. Senior Open golf tournament at Sahalee Country Club.

Vaughan had a two-stroke lead over Loren Roberts and amateur Thomas Jackson.

Seattle native Fred Couples, who had three straight birdies on the back nine, finished at even par, tying for ninth place. Tom Watson, who was the early leader, also finished at even par.

Defending U.S. Senior Open champion Fred Funk started the day with a bogey and things never got better. His opening day score was 6-over-76.

Lizards knock out Lakeside baseball team

Lakeside Recovery’s hopes of defending its state title came to an end Thursday when the team lost to the Centralia Lizards 10-6 in a loser-out game at the AAA American Legion baseball tournament in Selah.

After Lakeside Recovery scored five times in the bottom of the fourth to overcome a three-run deficit, Centralia answered with five runs in the top of the fifth to reclaim the lead. Lakeside Recovery scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to cut the Lizards’ lead to 8-6. However, the Lizards wrapped up the contest with two more runs in the seventh.

Mike Paulson, of Issaquah, and Mike Smith, of Skyline, each had three hits for Lakeside Recovery.

Lakeside Recovery, which ended the season with a 22-20 mark, lost its opener Wednesday to the Spokane Bandits 8-6.

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