Gil Morgan, 66 - The optometrist had all eyes on the leaderboard Thursday. Morgan’s 5-under par was only one better than playing partner Peter Jacobsen, but was good enough to beat the rest of the field.

“I had been playing at a pretty high level, it seemed like, the week before,” Morgan said. “I had been practicing a little bit on the golf course and it was a situation where I felt like I was playing really well.”

Danny Edwards, 70 - Edwards rode a hot putter to a 1-under round that could have been even lower if it weren’t for three bogeys, including one after a blocked tee shot on 18. On the bright side, Danny beat younger brother David by two shots.

“I’m not sure you ever attack this golf course,” Danny said. “You just play it for what you can get out of it, because you have to hit a lot of good shots to get to the green. There are not very many birdie holes.”

Doug Tewell, 71 - Like the Edwards brothers, Tewell played an extremely steady round. His only birdie came at the par-4 ninth and his only bogey came at the par-4 15th. The 2000 Senior PGA champion has put himself in good postion to make a run at his fellow Oak Tree resident this weekend.

David Edwards, 72 - Although he couldn’t top his older brother, David still put himself in good postion to make the cut and play on the weekend. The rock-steady Edwards made 17 pars, the most in the field. His only bogey came at the 18th hole.

Mark Hayes, 76 - Although he was last out of the “Oak Tree Gang,” Hayes can still make the cut with a good round today. He struggled on the back nine (his first) with two double bogeys, but was able to recover on the front nine with a 1-under 35.

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