Exber, Zahringer lead early at British Senior Amateur
Brady Exber
Brady Exber

ABERDEEN, Scotland (Aug. 7, 2013) -- The United States is well represented at the British Senior Amateur.

Occupying the top four positions on the leaderboard, Americans are in control early on at Royal Aberdeen.

Brady Exber and George Zahringer fired 2-under 69s to lead the way. They're one up on Chip Lutz and Patrick Tallent.

Lutz, of course, is going for his third straight crown at the British Senior Amateur.

Other Americans in the mix after Round 1 include: Stanley Kinsey (T6, E), Don Marsh (T13, 2-over), Steven Ford (T13, 2-over) and Paul Simson (T21, 3-over).

The Seniors Open Amateur Championship was the first championship to be initiated by The R&A. It made its debut at Formby in 1969 as a qualifying event for the World Senior Amateur Team Championship, which had begun in 1967 under the auspices of the World Amateur Golf Council.

Results: British Senior Amateur
1NYGeorge ZahringerNew York, NY150069-75-74=218
2WATom BrandesBellevue, WA100077-73-69=219
3Northern IrelandGarth McGimpseyNorthern Ireland70071-72-77=220
T4IrelandJohn MitchellIreland70076-75-70=221
T4EnglandAlan MewEngland70073-77-71=221

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ABOUT THE British Senior Amateur

The British Senior Amateur, called the "Seniors Amateur Championship" in the United Kingdom, was launched by The R&A in 1969 to help select a Great Britain & Ireland side to play in the World Senior Amateur Team Championship. Though the British Senior Amateur, played for the first time at Formby, was an instant success, the team event did not survive beyond 1969. Charlie Green has been the most successful player in the history of the event, winning six times in seven years beginning in 1988. Like the U.S. Senior Amateur, players must be over the age of 55 to play. Notable courses played over the years include Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Royal Aberdeen, and Walton Heath.

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