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Lietzke Leads Hope Classic

Fri., Jan. 16, 1998

Bruce Lietzke shot his second consecutive 65 to take a one-shot lead in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in Bermuda Dunes, Calif.

At 14-under through two days, Lietzke was a stroke in front of first-round leader Andrew Magee, who had a 4-under-par 68 after opening with a 63.

David Duval was another shot behind after a second-round 67. Stewart Cink also moved to 12-under with a 67.

Advocates for the disabled and a legal expert said they believe that Casey Martin, a 25-year-old professional golfer with a congenital circulatory disorder that hinders his ability to walk, will win the right to drive a golf cart while competing in PGA Tour events.

But a compromise might already be in the works. Golfer Mark O’Meara, part of the nine-member PGA Tour Policy Board, said the board might consider the possibility of allowing Martin to use a motorized scooter, similar to the ones that malls make available for the disabled.

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