Chris Kertsos leads by one at Senior Porter Cup
LEWISTON, N.Y. — Chris Kertsos of Canada fired 68 at Niagara Falls Country Club on day one of the Senior Porter Cup and is a stroke ahead of Doug Hanzel of Georgia.
Hanzel posted 69 to be the only other player in the field under 70, while Dan Partland is alone in third place at 71. Seven players share fourth place at 72, including Tom Hyland, Dale Porter, and Peter Van Ingen.
One of two defending champions Steve Hudson is tied for 11th place at 73, while last year's other winner, Mike Jackson of Canada, is not in this year's field.
In the Super Senior division, Ted Smith and his opening-round 71 are a stroke ahead of a trio of players at 72, including Mike Rice, Dave Kempner, and Skip Snow.
ABOUT THE Senior Porter Cup
The Senior Porter Cup is an invitational amateur
event conducted at stroke play over 54 holes. The
Tournament Committee reserves the right to
invite players of national and international
reputation to participate. Contestants are selected
on the basis of their competitive record and
accomplishments in major amateur and senior
amateur tournaments. Players must be at least 55
years of age prior to beginning of tournament.
The Senior division was added to the annual
Porter Cup Invitational in 1992 and has been
played as as a separate tournament since 2008.
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