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.


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
1SCRick CloningerFort Mill, SC70072-73-72=217
2SCRoy HunterPawley's Island, SC40070-68-80=218
3NCPat ThompsonAsheville, NC30071-71-78=220
T4VAAllen BarberYorktown, VA30074-78-69=221
T4NCGary RobinsonFayetteville, NC30079-71-71=221

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ABOUT THE Chanticleer Senior Invitational

The Chanticleer National Senior Invitational started in 2011 with the vision that it would provide a superbly conditioned, very challenging course on which to present a premier invitational tournament for elite senior and super senior golfers recognized for their playing accomplishments on a national and international scale. The limited field is determined from the pool of applicants with preference given to players' performance in national and international events as well as the current rankings. As an integral part of our vision, we provide extraordinary hospitality and great value to both our players and their significant others.

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