Michael Odiorne grabs Carolinas Senior lead
Walter Odiorne
Walter Odiorne

ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C. — Walter Odiorne of Blythewood, S.C. carded a four-under 68 (139) to take a one stroke lead after 36 holes at Dataw Island Club at the 54th Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship.

Odiorne is one shot clear of 2010 champion Russ Perry of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Perry, along with Jim Pearson of Charlotte, N.C., each fired tournament-low rounds of 66 to vault up the leaderboard.

Round-one leader Matt Grandy of Greenville, S.C. posted a five-over par 77 to fall back into a tie for eighth at 145.

Defending champion Jim Grainger of Charlotte, N.C. rebounded with five-under par 67 to climb up into a tie for 20th place at 148. Only four players were able to break par after 36 holes on the Tom Fazio design with the average score of 77.4 from the field of 115 players in round two.

The field was cut to the low 60 scores and ties for the final round. The cut line fell at 157 (+13) with 65 players qualifying for Tuesday’s final round.

ABOUT THE Carolinas Senior Amateur

The Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship is a 54-hole stroke play event open to any male amateur golfer who reached his 55th birthday by today, is a legal resident of North Carolina or South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association and has an active USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club that does not exceed 10.4.

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