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Weir extends his lead at Tucson’s Cologuard Classic

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TUCSON – Canadian golfing great Mike Weir began Saturday’s second round of the Cologuard Classic at the Tucson Omni National with on top of the leaderboard at -7.  By the time the sunny, 75-degree day ended, Weir had extended his lead as he continued his hot play at the Cologuard Classic heading into Sunday’s round three.

The player for Ontario, Canada leads Kevin Sutherland by two strokes heading into the final round.

Phil Mickelson’s bid to win a third-straight start to begin his PGA Tour Champions career may be over with. He’s currently at -4 and trails Weir by nine strokes.

Nevertheless, there are scores of people at the Omni Tucson national cheering for Mickelson.  Jake Bareger, who owns a home alongside Omni Tucson National, had his own watch party overlooking the golf course with a sign that read “Tucson Loves Phil”.    Bareger said, "We just want to embrace the fact he's in Tucson. Arizona loves Phil, even though he's not a Wildcat, he's a Sun Devil. We are lifelong Phil fans.  We live right on the course and the Cologuard Classic is so much of the Tucson community."

Tim Petrovic became the 2nd player in PGA Tour Champions history to have a hole-in-one in consecutive rounds with an ace on No. 14. He was 8 under after a 67.

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Paul Cicala

Paul Cicala is a 2-time winner of the prestigious”Edward R. Murrow Award” for his reporting/anchoring in news & sports. Paul Cicala has also been nominated for multiple EMMY’s. Cicala has won the “Best Sportscaster” category in Tucson the last five years (voted on by readers of “Tucson Weekly”). Cicala is a native Tucsonan who specialized in border stories during his earlier career as a news reporter in this market, and now concentrates mainly on sports stories (with an occasional special report and/or feature story on life in Tucson & the Sonoran Desert).

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