Alan Morin leads PGA Assistant Championship

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) Alan Morin shot a 6-under 66 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the PGA Assistant Championship at PGA Golf Club.

Morin, a PGA assistant professional at The Falls Country Club in Lake Worth, Florida, has six birdies in a bogey-free round on the Wanamaker Course.

Three-time winner Frank Bensel of Purchase, New York; was tied for second with Tommy Gibson of Homestead, Florida; Paul Selvaggio of Valhalla, New York; and Mick Smith of Summit, Wisconsin. Bensel won at PGA Golf Club in 2010, `11, `13.

Karen Paolozzi of Atlanta, the only woman in the field, had a 69.

Defending champion Grant Sturgeon of Port Chester, New York, opened with a 70.

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