Grainger leads North Carolina Senior Amateur
ADVANCE, NC (May 16, 2012) -- First round results of the 27th North Carolina Senior Amateur Championship of the Carolinas Golf Association hosted by Oak Valley Golf Club in Advance, NC on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 (6400 yards, par 36-35—71, 70.7/130).

Jim Grainger of Charlotte carded a four-under par 67 that included a birdie-eagle start to take a one stroke lead following the first round.

Defending champion, Paul Simson of Raleigh, NC posted a three- under par 68 that included a back-nine 31. He stands tied for second place along with Rick Luzar of Pinehurst and Michael Bivins of High Point.

Logan Jackson of Winston-Salem hit the shot of the day by making a hole-in-one at the 120-yard par three sixth hole.

First round of the championship was pushed back to Wednesday due to wet course conditions following over five inches of rain since Sunday night. Due to the wetness of the 10th fairway, the hole was shorted to a 164-yard par three for today’s round. Par for round one was 71.

The championship has been shortened to 36 holes with the final round set for Thursday. All 123 competitors will play the second round without a cut. Starting times are back on schedule for Thursday’s play at Oak Valley with the first starting time at 8:00am off both #1 and #10.

For more information on the North Carolina Senior Amateur Championship including hole-by-hole scoring please visit: http://www.carolinasgolf.org/tourn/2012/home/ncsenior/index.html

This championship is conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association which in its 103rd year of serving amateur golf in the Carolinas.

ABOUT THE North Carolina Senior Amateur

Must be a resident of North Carolina and a member of a CGA member club. Maximum handicap for ages 55-69 is 10.4; ages 70+ maximum handicap of 15.4.

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