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.