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.
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
near Chatanooga. Mitch Voges won the 1991
Amateur here, and Tiger Woods won the
Championship here despite a final round 80.
for the Senior division. Committee invites 72
ams and 54 senior ams. The field will be cut to
approximately 75% in each division following the 2nd
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