Lupton Senior Invitational: Tight at the top
OOLTEWHA, Tenn (May 25, 2012) Las Vegas resident Brady Exber leads a talented crowd near the top of the leaderboard at the 2012 Lupton Senior Invitational. Exber, who won the Lupton last year, posted a total of 40 using the stableford system of scoring and leads Doug Hanzel, 39, after the first round. Neil Spitalny and Paul Simson are two strokes back with 38's, while Steve Johnson and Steve Melnyk are tied for fifth place with 37's.
This is the senior division of an event named after Honors Course club founder John T. Lupton. The event made it's debut in 2005 on a spectacular Pete Dye golf course near Chatanooga. Mitch Voges won the 1991 U.S. Amateur here, and Tiger Woods won the 1996 NCAA Championship here despite a final round 80. Stableford format in effect for the Senior division.