Seven tied at Mississippi Senior Amateur
23 Aug 2013
see also: Mississippi Senior Amateur Championship, Timberton Golf Club

TUNICA, Miss. (Aug. 23, 2013) - A beautiful sunrise welcomed 85 Senior Amateur Competitors this morning to Tunica National for the 54 hole competition. Following the first round, the Senior Division leaderboard is all tied up with seven at one over par, 73. Robert Willis, Stewart Horsley, Greg Brooking, David Griffin, Dean Brown, Robert Pannell and Ken Peacock all sit in close contention with a great deal of golf remaining.

Lowest rounds of the day came from the Super Senior Division with Fred Brister of Jackson and Ken Hogue of Fulton both posting three under par, 69. Brister and Hogue pulled away from the field early with their closest competition in George Hinman who finished three strokes back. Cecil Watkins of Picayune is once again defending his title and has come prepared. Watkins posted 78 in the opening round with one birdie on the front nine. Larry Wagster and John Garner are in close range, both at 82, and likely to pick up some strokes in the second round.

Tunica National course is in pristine condition and greens are rolling true. Looking forward to more competitive rounds this weekend. Second round will commence at 7:30am and has been repaired based on score.

ABOUT THE Mississippi Senior Amateur

Tournament is scheduled for 54 holes of stroke play; players will be flighted after 36 holes of play within their age division. Field size is limited to the first 104 players.

The Championship is open to male amateurs who are bona fide residents of the state of Mississippi for at least 60 days prior to the first round of the tournament.

- Seniors must have reached their 50th birthday prior to the first day of the championship.
- Super Seniors must have reached their 60th birthday prior to the first day of the championship.
- Grand Masters must have reached their 70th birthday prior to the first day of the championship.

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