Pope takes South Carolina Super Senior lead at 2 under
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FLORENCE, S.C. (Oct. 16, 2018) – Warm temperatures, sunshine, and a slight breeze greeted players for the opening round of the Harry Wilson Super Senior Championship at Florence Country Club. Tim Pope of Spartanburg will take a one-shot lead into the final round.

Pope, recently crowned the 2018 Senior Men’s Club Champion at Musgrove Mill Golf Club, began his day on the first hole on a pristine Florence Country Club layout. After a bogey on the second hole, Pope followed with a birdie on the third along with six straight pars to complete his front nine with an even-par score of 35.

Pope continued his trek to the back nine by making pars on Nos. 10-12 before allowing one stroke to slip away with a bogey on the par-4 13th hole. After pars on Nos. 14 and 16, Pope negated the prior bogey with a birdie on the par-4 17th and also added a chip-in eagle on the par-5 18th to complete his round with a 2-under 69. Frank Ford of Charleston is one shot behind Pope after an opening-round score of 70.

In the Legends Division, former Super Senior champion Carey Hite of Columbia leads with an opening round of 3-under 68 and will take a three-shot lead into the final round.

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ABOUT THE Harry Wilson Super Senior

The Super Senior Championship began in 2007 as an off shoot of the SCGA's Senior Championship. The separate event made it possible to take the Super Senior's to different courses around the State and to play from yardages around 5,900 yards.

With the minimum age at 65 years old, the Super Seniors is an opportunity for event the most experienced golfer to still compete.

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