Gordon Griffin and Gilbert Arellano both fired 2-over-par 74s to tie for the lead after the first day of the two-day Kenai Open at Kenai Golf Course on Saturday.
Griffin said that he didn’t do anything spectacular, picking up just one birdie and three bogeys.
Arellano had a great front nine before cooling off on the back nine. He was 3-under 33 on the front nine.
Chris Murray is in third at 78. Griffin said that Murray is very much in the hunt, and said Murray probably would be leading if he had putted well.
Also in the first division, Tommy Carver had a 79, Todd Eskelin had an 80, Greg Harrington had an 82, Chris Morin and Aaron Cooper were at 85, and Doug Jung, Jesse Wade and Mike Houghton were at 89.
The second division will be decided by the top net score. Noel Widmayer leads at 73, while Joe DeVeaux, Skip Dove and Tristen Anderson are at 74. Also, Chuck Rupenthal has a 79, Kirk Hyman and Sid Cox have an 81, Dusty Steinbeck has an 85 and Denise Cox has an 86.