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Chanticleer National Senior: Roy Hunter Leads
GREENVILLE, South Carolina (June 2, 2016) -- Roy Hunter's bogey-free 68 gives him a four-shot lead leading into the final round.

First round leader Todd Henley followed his opening round 66 with a 79, leaving the door open for Roy Hunter who improved on his opening round 70 with a four-birdie and no bogey effort. His 6-under par total is a 36-hole tournament record and puts him four ahead of Pat Thompson who posted back to back 1-under 71s.

Former U.S. Senior Amateur Champion Tim Miller leads the Super Senior Division after rounds of 71 and 70. He is the only player under-par and leads by four shots over Jim Rollefson and Frank Costanzo.

Herb Fisher had the second hole-in-one of the week, and in CNSI history, with an ace on #4.

ROUND ONE STORY

Defending champion Michael Mercier and a solid field of senior golfers from around the U.S. got underway today at the Chanticleer National Senior.

The tournament is played at the Chanticleer course at Greenville Country Club, a Robert Trent Jones Sr. design that is affectionately known as the "longest 6900 yard course in America.

Some highlights of today's first round:

-- Two time defending South Carolina Senior State Amateur Champion Todd Hendley (Greer) posted a tournament record 66, highlighted by a 31 on the homeward nine!

-- Former U.S. Senior Amateur Champion Tim Miller grabbed the lead in the Super Senior Division with a stress-free 71.

-- The defending champ, Michael Mercier, was going along well with two birdies and two bogeys through eight holes before suffering a disastrous quadruple bogey eight on the 9th hole. He righted the ship and came home with a 1-under 35 to post 75 on the day.

-- Mike McDonald recorded the first hole-in-one in CNSI history with an ace on #14.

Results For Chanticleer National Senior Invitational Golf Tournament
Place  PtsScores
1SCRick CloningerFort Mill, SC60072-73-72=217
2SCRoy HunterPawley's Island, SC35070-68-80=218
3NCPat ThompsonAsheville, NC25071-71-78=220
T4VAAllen BarberYorktown, VA25074-78-69=221
T4NCGary RobinsonFayetteville, NC25079-71-71=221

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