ARGYLE, TX (April 5, 2016)--Lee Sandlin, Dallas, takes
the outright lead by three after the first round of the
North Senior Amateur at Denton Country Club. Denny
Alexander, Fort Worth, lead’s the Super Senior division
Lee Sandlin did not have the greatest start to his
day with back-to-back bogeys on holes three and four.
However, those were his only bogeys of the day. The
Dallas resident’s five-under-par, 66 featured a total of
seven birdies, five of which came on the back nine.
Sandlin birdied holes 10, 11 and 12 followed by a par
on the most difficult par-four 13th with two more
birdies right after on holes 14 and 15.
Saginaw’s Dave Davis, carded three birdies and a
bogey for a two-under-par, 69. Davis’ day got off to a
great start when he birdied holes 10 and 11(his 1st and
2nd of the day). Bogey on the par-four 15th kept at
one-under until he reached the 329 yard, par-four sixth
when poured in another birdie.
Also sitting two back is the 2015 North Senior
Amateur Champion, Jerry Hudgins. The Tyler native
trails by just two with his two-under-par, 69. Hudgins’
scorecard featured birdies on the par four fifth, tenth
and eighteenth. His sole bogey came on the difficult
uphill par-three, eighth.
Sandlin, Davis and Hudgins will be all paired
together going off the first tee at 9:48 am. Sandlin and
Hudgins will be looking for their second North Senior
Amateur Title and for Davis, it’ll be his first.
Leading the Super Senior flight was Fort Worth’s
Denny Alexander with his one-over-par, 72.
Alexander’s day got off to an awful start with and a
double bogey on the par-four, second and a bogey on
the par three, third. Despite adding a birdie on the
tight par-four, fourth he still was four over par through
six holes with bogeys following his birdie. However, he
got on a run starting that the par-five, ninth with a
birdie adding another on the par five, eleventh. Denny
added two more birdies to close out the round.
Trailing by just one is Dallas’ Corliss Nelson.
Nelson’s round of two-over-par, 73 featured three
bogies on the front side with only two on the back. His
birdies came on the difficult par-four, 13th as the long
Also just two back is Waxahachie’s Michael
Hastings. Hastings shot a three-over-par 74 with two
birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey.
Alexander, Nelson and Hastings will start their day
on the 10th tee at 9:48 am. Hastings will try for his
second Super Senior title while Alexander and Nelson
will look for their first. Besides those two chasers, five
other players sit just four back of the lead.
The North Senior Amateur will begin tomorrow off
the first and tenth tees beginning at 8:00 am.
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ABOUT THE Texas North Senior Amateur
Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers
who are 55 years of age or older by the first round of
tournament play and reside in the North Texas region
(31’ parallel. Salado, TX and South is the break
point) Applicants must have a certified GHIN
Handicap index of 8.4 or less for the Senior division
and 10.0 or less for the Super Senior division.
Format/Field Size: Play will be contested over 36
holes of stroke play. The field will be split up in two
divisions; Senior (55 or older as of the tournament
start date) and Super Senior (65 or older as of the
tournament start date) 60 Senior / 24 Super Senior
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