WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 28, 2012) -- Moving the Tut to the lead-off position in the SOS tournament rota has proved to be an overwhelming success as a full-field of 55 teams turned out today for Round 1 in absolute perfect playing conditions at the pristine Ironhorse Country Club in North Palm Beach, Florida.
First-round play in the Senior Division (ages 55-64) produced a two-team tie for the lead. Bill Boles, the golfing dental surgeon from Wilson, NC, and partner Ernie Newton of Scottsdale, Az., shot a six-under par 66 that was matched by the Florida team of Lenny Loyd from Port St. Lucie and Robbie Dew from nearby Palm Beach Gardens. There was a cluster of finishers at five-under par 67.
In the Super Senior Division (ages 65-above), Stan Fischer of Richmond, Va., and Charlie Price, a putting wiz who winters at Quail Ridge in Boynton Beach, Fl., cavalierly combined to shoot a seven-under par 65 for a two-shot lead on the SS field.
In congratulating Fischer on his stellar play, SOS Executive Secretary John Harrigan recalled a story of Fischer's prowess as a college quarterback at the University of Virginia. "A couple of years after Stan graduated, they invited him back to play quarterback for the Alumni in the annual game against the varsity," Harrigan said. "Well, Stan threw for like 350 yards and four or five touchdowns, and after the game everyone asked him why he hadn't done that when he was playing in college. Stan looked at them and said, 'Hell, I never got to play against Virginia before.'"
The final two rounds of the Tutwiler will be played on Wednesday and Thursday.
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