PALATKA, Fla. (March 7, 2014) -- Bob Casamento, Doug LaCrosse and Doug Snoap all shot 70s and share the first-round lead at the 2014 Florida Azalea Senior at Palatka Golf Club.
The trio leads another group of three entering the second of three rounds on Saturday.
James Castagna, Tom Sykes and Ronnie Tumlin are tied for fourth place, just one shot off the lead.
In the Super Senior Division, Ted Smith shot 71 to take an early two-shot lead. He'll enter Round 2 leading Bob Howe (73) and a group of seven players -- including Ray Darmstadt and Bill Engel -- who shot 74.
The Florida Azalea Senior is one of the earliest national invitationals and draws a top field of seniors and super seniors from Florida and beyond. The event is played at Palatka Golf Club, which was designed by Donald Ross in 1925 and borders the beautiful Ravine State Gardens.
The course is only 6,000 yards long from the tips, but he small Ross greens and well-placed bunkers provide a test. The greens are firm and fast for the tournament.
Amateurgolf.com will have continuing coverage and full results after Rounds 2 and 3.
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