Lupton Senior: Keith Holmes Up By 1
The beautiful and beguiling Honors Course again hosts the Lupton
The beautiful and beguiling Honors Course again hosts the Lupton

OOLTEWAH, TN (May 26, 2017) - Keith Holmes of Macon, GA scored 37 Stableford points to grab the first-round lead at the Lupton Senior Invitational at The Honors Course.

The leaderboard is tightly bunched behind Holmes. Ken Phillips and Mitch Hufstetler are one point behind with 36 points, and three players--Adam Kugler, Alan Thielemann and Preston Edmondson--are two back at 35.

Chris Hall, Jack Hall and Randy Yoder are tied for seventh with 34 points, and five more players including Paul Simson registered 33 points.

In the Super Senior Division, Robert Hess scored 35 points to lead by one over four players: Bob Howe, Don Kuehn, Larry Clark and Neil Spitalny.

The Lupton Senior is one of the very few major tournaments to adopt the Modified Stableford format. In the Modified Stableford, one point is awarded for a bogey, two for a par, three for a birdie, and so on. The beauty of the format, especially at such a difficult and penal course like The Honors, is that there is no difference between a double, triple, quad or higher score. Any score above a bogey earns zero points, and the player can simply pick up if he doesn't earn any points on a hole.

Results: Lupton Senior Invitational
1GAChris HallMarietta, GA70034-33-38=105
T2NJAdam KuglerCloster, NJ40035-32-36=103
T2GAJack HallSavannah, GA40034-35-34=103
4TNMitch HufstetlerChattanooga, TN30036-30-35=101
T5NCPaul SimsonRaleigh, NC30033-33-34=100

View full results for Lupton Senior Invitational

ABOUT THE Lupton Senior Invitational

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 for the Senior division. Committee invites 72 mid ams and 54 senior ams. The field will be cut to approximately 75% in each division following the 2nd round.

View Complete Tournament Information

Latest in 

Amateurgolf.com, Inc.
6965 El Camino Real 105-631
Carlsbad, CA 92011

Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram