Steve Humphrey takes Golfweek Senior Tour Championship lead
Black Diamond Ranch <br>(Black Diamond Ranch Photo)
Black Diamond Ranch
(Black Diamond Ranch Photo)

LECANTO, FL (November 30, 2016) -- With a 1-over 73 Steve Humphrey has moved in front after the first round of the Golfweek Senior Tour Championship at Black Diamond Ranch. He will carry a slim one-stroke lead into the second round over Mike Arnold and a two shot advantage over Herb Fisher.

The day for Humphrey began with five straight pars before he dropped to 1-over with a 6th hole bogey. However, it didn't take Humphrey's long to rebound as he carded 7th and 9th hole birdies to reach red figures. From their the Senior Porter Cup runner-up seemed to be sailing to the finish until he stumbled with a double-bogey on No. 16.

Arnold, looking for his second Golfweek win of the year after claiming the Senior National Match Play in August, was able to hold things together on a day that resulted in a three birdie and five bogey scorecard.

Herb Fisher and his seven AmateurGolf.com Senior Ranking event point finishes reached 3-over and third place with a three birdie, four bogey, double-bogey round.

The day one top-5 is rounded out by Mark Nickerson and Hal Wright, both whom are 5-over and sharing fourth.


Robert Hess used a 1-over 73 to take the Super Senior Division lead. Hess started his day on the 10th hole and began with back-to-back birdies before cooling off with four bogeys to fall to 2-over. A final hole birdie pushed Hess to 1-over.

The best finish in an AmateurGolf.com Senior Ranking event this year came at the Sunnehanna Senior where he tied for eighth.

Gary Kirwan (+2) is second, in third it is Bev Hargraves (+3), Evan Long (+4) sits in fourth and Bill Engel (+5) is fifth.


Edward Craig shot the round of the day to take a five-stroke lead in the Legends Division. Craig started on the 10th hole and he birdied the first two holes to quickly reach 2-under. From there two bogeys and 14 pars followed.

Michael Budlong (+5) will start Thursday play in second while Walt Martin (+7) is third.

Results: Golfweek Senior TOC
1FLMike ArnoldFt. Myers, FL70074-73-76=223
T2FLJames StarnesFort Myers, FL40079-71-75=225
T2GAMark NickersonRoswell, GA40077-72-76=225
4FLSteve HumphreyOcala, FL30073-73-82=228
T5LAHal WrightShreveport, LA30077-74-78=229

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54 hole, Medal Play with Senior (55-64), Super Senior (65-69), and Legends (70+) Divisions. The Golfweek Senior Tournament of Champions is open to all winners of senior events in the last calendar year.

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