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Women’s Senior Golf Tour Opens

August 18, 2000

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP)_ Hollis Stacy, Vicki Fergon, Dale Eggeling and Marilyn Lovander shot 2-under-par 70s on Friday to share the lead in the first ever Women’s Senior Golf Tour event.

``I’m thrilled,″ said Stacy, 46, one of the tour’s organizers. ``It’s been a lot of hard work and been a lot of frustration. To see all of it come to fruition is very satisfying. It was one of the most satisfying days of my golf career.″

JoAnne Carner and Jane Crafter were a stroke back after the first round of the ShopKo Great Lakes Classic, one of two events this year on the tour for players age 43 and older.

``I’ve been playing forever waiting for this to happen,″ said Carner, 61, an LPGA Hall if Famer.

Nancy Lopez opened with an 85.

``I’ve been just miserable today,″ she said. ``I don’t like to quit. I just keep on swinging.″

The winner in the 47-player field will receive $75,000 from the $500,000 purse.

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