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Logjam at Top of Gold Strike Casino Open in Tunica

Six of a Kind Lead Gold Strike Classic

The Gold Strike Casino Golf Classic

June 11-June 14, 2008

Tunica, MS (June 11, 2009)... Six players will sleep on the overnight lead at The Gold Strike Casino Golf Classic over the 7210 yard par 72 Tunica National Golf Course after opening rounds of five under par 67. This group of co-leaders includes Joshua Wooding (Riverside, CA), Bronson La Cassie (Queensland, Australia), Andrew Dresser (Carrollton, TX), Todd Bailey (Spanish Fort, AL), Matthew Rosenfeld (Plano, TX) and Brett Jones (Paducah, KY).

The group will take a one stroke advantage into Friday's second round over Kevin Hall (Cincinnati, OH), Brad Quiri (Oldmar, FL), Patton Kizzire (Gulf Shores, AL), Travis Bertoni (Paso Robles, CA) and Chris Barron (Joelton, TN) after each carded opening rounds of four under par 68.

Former University of Mississippi golfers in the field at The Gold Strike Casino Golf Classic include Kyle Ellis (Senatobia, MS) who posted a first round two under par 70 and Adam Swope (Wesley Chapel, FL), finishing with opening round of even par 72 while current Ole Miss Rebel golfer Jonathon Randolph (Brandon, MS) carded a one under par round of 71.

Pat Nanny (Memphis, TN) and Christopher Thompson (Memphis, TN) head up the remaining local players after opening rounds of one under par 71 while Tunica National General Manager Bob Wolcott (Tunica, MS) will need to make up some ground on the field in order to see the weekend rounds after a one over par 73 leaves him currently in a tie for 85th.

Round Two will begin as scheduled at 7:30 am Friday morning. The cut will be made at the conclusion of round two with the low 60 professionals and ties making the cut.

The total purse for The Gold Strike Casino Golf Classic is $200,000 with $33,566 going to the winner.

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