-- NCGA Photo
-- NCGA Photo
SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2013) -- Jim Knoll has captured the lead after the first round of the 22nd Annual CGA Senior Amateur Championship. The Sunnyvale resident, who recently won his third NCGA Senior Player of the Year, fired the only under-par score on the day with a 1-under-par 70. The 61-year-old had five birdies on the day to go along with four bogeys.

Closely following him is defending champion Casey Boyns of Monterey at even-par 71. Boyns had three birdies and three bogeys on the day, in his quest to become only the third player to successfully defend his title. Tied for third place at 1-over-par 72 are Todd Palmer of Corona Del Mar and Donald Barker of Woodland Hills. In a six-way tie for fifth at 2-over-par 73 are Dan Bieber, Gary Vanier, Iain Macdonald, Craig Gandy, Tim Dougherty and Ken Noonan.

In the CGA Senior Cup the NCGA leads the SCGA 214 to 237. The Senior Cup, which involves four pre-selected players from the NCGA and SCGA, counts three of the four players score for the first two days of the event. The NCGA team includes Boyns, Knoll, Vanier and Terry Foreman, while the SCGA team consists of Dan Pouliot, Craig Calkins, Dave Delich and Michael Turner. The NCGA is seeking a sixth consecutive victory in the CGA Senior Cup Challenge.

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ABOUT THE California Senior Amateur

First played in 1992, the CGA State Senior Championship is the state’s premier event for players aged 55 and over. Open to all senior amateurs with an handicap of 7.4 or less. An 18-hole qualifier is required for those who do not meet the exemption requirements. The championship format is 54 holes of stroke play with a cut to the low 30 players and ties after the second round.

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