Confident Gardner grabs first-day lead

Posted: July 11, 2014 at 2:07 a.m.

Staff photo by Curt Youngblood Wes McNulty chips onto the 11th green during the Arkansas State Golf Association's Stroke Play Championship at Texarkana Country Club on Thursday. McNulty is the defending champion of the event and is attempting to win a third consecutive title.

TEXARKANA -- Chuck Gardner didn't play competitive golf until he was in his 20s, because he was busy playing professional baseball in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

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