JACKSON, TN (Sept 24, 2014) -- Tim Jackson of Germantown, TN and Danny Green of Jackson, TN share a 4-under par 68 lead heading into day 2 of the 2014 Tennessee Senior Amateur Championship hosted by Jackson Country Club. Jackson, the 2014 Tennessee State Amateur Champion and fresh off of his Round of 16 appearance at the 2014 US Senior Amateur, started off strong with birdies at the first, fifth, and seventh holes.
Jackson would relinquish a stroke at the par-5 eighth before placing two more birdies on the scorecard at holes fifteen and sixteen. Jackson is paired with lifelong friend Danny Green who was not to be outdone. Green was consistent all day with four birdies on the round including three in a row at the fifth, sixth, and seventh holes. Buzz Fly of Memphis, TN rounded out the group and sits in third place two strokes off the pace with his 2-under par 70.In the Super Senior Amateur Championship Doug Ryerson of Mt. Juliet, TN holds a four shot lead over Harlan Whitley of Franklin, TN with his 4-under par 68 finish in Round 1. Ryerson had a birdie streak of his own with birdies at the fourth, fifth, and sixth holes. After a slight hiccup at the par-3 ninth hole, Ryerson added two more at fifteen and seventeen to card a 34-34-68 finish.
ABOUT THE TENNESSEE SENIOR AMATEUR
The inaugural State Senior Amateur Championship was played in 1965 at the original Colonial Country Club in Memphis. Curtis Person, a Colonial member, shot 211 to easily outdistance Earl Pate by seven strokes. When Chattanooga’s Lew Oehmig won five straight championships from 1969 to 1973, the tournament was discontinued. It was revived in 1980 and Oehmig won two more for a record seven. It was 1993 before Tennessee came into compliance with USGA rules by limiting senior play by amateur men to 55 and older. In 2008 the Super Senior division was added for players 65 and over.
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