Cindy Figg-Currier and Nancy Harvey, without a tour victory between them, finished with a flourish yesterday to tie for the lead after one round of the LPGA Stratton Mountain (Vt.) Classic.
Figg-Currier leaped into the air after dropping a 25-foot eagle putt on the last hole for a 4-under-par 68. About one hour later Harvey sank a two-footer on the 18th for a birdie.
Amy Benz and Karen Davies had 69s and five others tied at 70 over the 6,229-yard Stratton Mountain Country Club, still drying from six inches of rain this week.
Figg-Currier, winless in seven tour years, made the turn 3-under without a bogey, and covered the final nine holes with four bogeys, three birdies, one par and the eagle. At 1-under after 16 holes, she sank a 40-footer for a birdie on the 17th, and holed the eagle.
Harvey turned in four birdies without a bogey to lead a tournament for the first time in two years on the tour. Harvey, a nonexempt player who did not make the cut in nine straight tournaments before the U.S. Open last month, only reached the Stratton event when several entries withdrew.
Tied at 70 in the $450,000 tournament, the first LPGA event played in Vermont, were Rosie Jones, Donna White, Deb Richard, Kris Monaghan, Lynn Connelly and Laura Hurlbut.