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April 19, 2013

Bryant, Frost share lead in soggy Greater Gwinnett

DULUTH — Bart Bryant isn’t worried about adjusting to his new life as a rookie on the Champions Tour.

Bryant’s bigger emphasis is his return to golf after two surgeries on his left wrist kept him out of the game for three years.

Playing with a wrap on the wrist, Bryant shot a 4-under 68 on Friday to take a share of the first-round lead in the rain-delayed Greater Gwinnett Championship.

The start of play was delayed four hours by rain. David Frost also was 4 under through 13 holes when the round was suspended because of darkness.

Frost was one of 57 players still on the TPC Sugarloaf course. The first round will be completed Saturday morning, followed by the second round.

The 50-year-old Bryant is playing in only his fourth tournament in his rookie season on the senior circuit.

“I’m enjoying it,” Bryant said. “I don’t feel like there’s a lot of adjustment.

The adjustment for me is coming back to golf after being out for almost three years with the wrist injury.”

Bryant said he had his first wrist fusion surgery in 2010.

“I rehabbed for a year and the doctor said the fusion did not work correctly, so I did it again in 2011,” he said.

“I’ve got three screws in there and they took a little bone out of the upper arm.”

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