Jimmy Hamilton is early South Carolina Super Senior leader
Jimmy Hamilton <br>(SC Golf Photo)
Jimmy Hamilton
(SC Golf Photo)

FLORENCE, SC (October 18, 2016) -- Unseasonably warm temperatures and abundant sunshine greeted players for the opening round of the 10th Annual Harry Wilson Super Senior Championship at Florence Country Club. Jimmy Hamilton of Aiken will take a one-stroke lead heading into the final round.

Hamilton began his day on the 2nd hole with a bogey, but was able to right the ship and close out his opening nine with an even-par score of 35. After making birdie on No. 12, he began to stumble with a double-bogey at 13 and two consecutive bogeys at Nos. 14 and 15 before regained his composure with birdies coming in at 16 and 18. Bobby Cox of Duncan and defending champion Joe Hackler of Myrtle Beach are one shot behind after an opening round 73.

In the Legends Division, former Super Senior Champion, Bob Stringer of Blythewood leads with an opening round of 1-under-par 70.

The Super Senior Championship consists of two divisions. The Championship Division (Age 65-69) was split into three flights by first round scores: Wilson Flight (72-77), Second Flight (78-82), and Third Flight (83-88). The Legends Division (Age 70 & Over) was split into two flights by first round scores: Orr Flight (70-75) and Second Flight (76-81), and Third Flight (82-93). The final round will begin with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m.

ABOUT THE South Carolina Super Senior

The Super Senior Championship began in 2007 as an off shoot of the SCGA's Senior Championship. The separate event made it possible to take the Super Senior's to different courses around the State and to play from yardages around 5,900 yards.

With the minimum age at 65 years old, the Super Seniors is an opportunity for event the most experienced golfer to still compete.

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