Bluffton golfer Kevin King leads way at SCGA Senior Championship

sports@islandpacket.comMay 7, 2014 

Bluffton's Kevin King holds a one-shot lead after shooting a 1-under-par 71 on Tuesday in the first round of the 56th S.C. Golf Association Senior Championship at Old Tabby Links on Spring Island in Okatie.

Old Tabby member Gary Shimmin and 2012 Champion Rick Cloninger are tied in second at even-par 72.

On a day that saw Old Tabby's firm and fast greens push the average score 10 10-over-par 82, the 56-year-old King was the only player in the field to break par for the day.

Starting on No. 10, King birdied two of his first three holes along with his last hole, the ninth, while only making bogey on the tough par-3 17th and the 410-yard, par-4 18th.

Second-round play will begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday on Nos. 1 and 10.

The championship is being played on the 6,520 yard, Arnold Palmer-designed Old Tabby Links layout. The field consists of 122 players over the age of 55 and will be cut to the low 60 and ties after the first two days of play.

The Senior Championship is one of 20 major championships conducted by the SCGA.

SCGA Senior Championshp

Tuesday-Thursday, Old Tabby Links, Okatie

6,520 yards, par 72

First-round scores

1 King, Kevin (Bluffton) 35- 36--71

T2 Shimmin, Gary (Okatie) 36- 36-- 72

T2 Cloninger, Rick (Fort Mill) 37- 35-- 72

T4 Politi, David (Hilton Head) 38- 35-- 73

T4 Wise, Jim (Columbia) 38- 35-- 73

T4 Rogers, Wayne (Easley) 36- 37-- 73

T4 Gravley, Mike (Greer) 37- 36-- 73

T8 Burgess, Jim (Columbia) 39- 35-- 74

T8 Delcher, Duke (Bluffton) 37- 37-- 74

T10 Hamilton, Jimmy (Aiken) 40- 35-- 75

T10 Odiorne, Walter (Columbia) 35- 40-- 75

T10 Hall, Charlie (Hilton Head) 37- 38-- 75

T13 Shealy, Bernie (Columbia) 37- 39-- 76

T13 Crocker, David (Bluffton) 39- 37-- 76

T13 Vignati, Joe (Bluffton) 39- 37-- 76

T13 Smunk, John (Port Royal) 39- 37-- 76

T17 Wrenn, Frank (Greenville) 40- 37-- 77

T17 Cunneff, Tom (Hilton Head Island) 38- 39-- 77

T17 Arnold, Kevin (Hilton Head Island) 42- 35-- 77

T17 Smunk, Bill (Kingstree) 37- 40-- 77

T17 Wyer, Nick (Okatie) 39- 38-- 77

T22 Hendren, Brady (Hilton Head) 40- 38-- 78

T22 Ackerman, George (Charleston) 38- 40-- 78

T22 Weiner, Mike (Kiawah Island) 39- 39-- 78

T22 Collar, Bob (Hilton Head Island) 38- 40-- 78

T22 Hammersla, Bob (Greenville) 42- 36-- 78

T22 Young, Gibby (Okatie) 39- 39-- 78

T28 Edens, Bob (Columbia) 41- 38-- 79

T28 Eberhard, Thomas (Johns Island) 41- 38-- 79

T28 Alley, Robin (Columbia) 39- 40-- 79

T28 Hall, Kent (Summerville) 39- 40-- 79

T28 Avery, Nick (Goose Creek) 41- 38-- 79

T28 Calkins, Mike (Columbia) 35- 44-- 79

T28 Kabas, Scott (Greenville) 37- 42-- 79

T28 Sylvan, Gus (Columbia) 44- 35-- 79

T28 Murphy, Robert (Okatie) 40- 39-- 79

T37 Arns, Art (Bluffton) 40- 40-- 80

T37 Dennis, John (Greenville) 41- 39-- 80

T37 Beck, Bruce (Myrtle Beach) 36- 44-- 80

T37 Gianoukos, Andy (Charleston) 40- 40-- 80

T37 Hazelton, Mark (Mt Pleasant) 42- 38-- 80

T37 Thrasher, Rick (Okatie) 41- 39-- 80

T37 Cibulsky, Bob (Bluffton) 39- 41-- 80

T44 Buie, Bob (Columbia) 41- 40-- 81

T44 Southern, Steven (Bluffton) 42- 39-- 81

T44 Craft, Charles (Chapin) 39- 42-- 81

T44 McGee, Joe (Ridgeland) 39- 42-- 81

T44 Bennett, Robby (Cheraw) 38- 43-- 81

T44 Visich, Dennis (Okatie) 42- 39-- 81

T44 Ramage, Gary (Summerville) 40- 41-- 81

T44 Pachol, Steve (Columbia) 44- 37-- 81

T44 Robinson, Joe (Roch hill ) 41- 40-- 81

T44 McAvoy, Sean (Johns Island) 41- 40-- 81

T44 Teaster, Tim (Columbia) 42- 39-- 81

T55 Stringer, Bob (Blythewood) 45- 37-- 82

T55 Galbavy, Edward (Seabrook Island) 41- 41-- 82

T55 Palmer, Bill (Bluffton) 43- 39-- 82

T55 Leslie, Bo (Simpsonville) 41- 41--82

T55 Harrington, Dan (Pawleys Island) 43- 39-- 82

T55 Hooks, Greg (Spartanburg) 40- 42-- 82

T55 Fairey, Joe (St Matthews) 41- 41-- 82

T55 Hyams, Jimmy (Charleston) 41- 41-- 82

T55 Stubbs, Danny (Columbia) 37- 45-- 82

T55 Johnson, Randy (Taylor's) 44- 38-- 82

T65 Hannon, Vic (Camden) 42- 41-- 83

T65 Souza, Mark (Simpsonville) 42- 41-- 83

T65 Van Norden, Bob (Greenville) 44- 39-- 83

T65 York, Mo (Mt Pleasant) 41- 42-- 83

T65 Congdon, Andy (Garden City Beach) 42- 41-- 83

T70 Morris, Chris (Okatie) 46- 38-- 84

T70 Ebert, Steve (Aiken) 40- 44-- 84

T70 Johnson, Jeryl (Summerville) 42- 42-- 84

T70 Slack, Dale (North Augusta) 40- 44-- 84

T70 Culler, Wade (Lugoff) 42- 42-- 84

T75 Kulp, Ted (Murrells Inlet) 43- 42-- 85

T75 Garahan, Gary (Rock Hill) 44- 41-- 85

T75 Irving, Lee (Bluffton) 46- 39-- 85

T75 Riley, David (Greenville) 43- 42-- 85

T75 Varn, Bob (Orangeburg) 43- 42-- 85

T75 Quigley, Brian (Hilton Head) 46- 39-- 85

T75 Padgette, Joe (N. Charleston) 43- 42-- 85

T75 Eskew, Jim (Mt. Pleasant) 43- 42-- 85

T75 Johnston, Rex (Irmo) 46- 39-- 85

T75 Dollenberg, Eric (Hilton Head) 48- 37-- 85

T75 Minyard, Mike (Simpsonville) 42- 43-- 85

T86 Potter, Bob (N Charleston) 44- 42-- 86

T86 Alchermes, Brian (Columbia) 39- 47-- 86

T86 Persinger, Charles (Santee) 40- 46-- 86

T86 Smith, Michael (Cheraw) 44- 42-- 86

T86 Davis, Kirk (Aiken) 44- 42-- 86

T86 Schwarz, Scott (Mt pleasant) 41- 45-- 86

T92 Thompson, Rick (Bluffton) 44- 43-- 87

T92 Doerr, Bob (Bluffton) 46- 41-- 87

T92 Hoffman, Bob (Greenville ) 42- 45-- 87

T95 Callahan, Ron (Little Mountain) 43- 45-- 88

T95 Nichols, Jeff (Elgin) 44- 44-- 88

T95 Edwards, Al (North Myrtle Beach) 46- 42-- 88

T95 Cottrell, John (Gilbert) 50- 38-- 88

T95 Butler, Stew (Okatie) 47- 41-- 88

T100 Coia, Ted (Simpsonville) 45- 44-- 89

T100 Rhodenbaugh, Jeff (Salem) 42- 47-- 89

T100 Moore, Marion (Orangeburg) 46- 43-- 89

T100 Morrissette, Bob (Longs) 50- 39-- 89

T100 Turner, Paul (Columbia) 45- 44-- 89

T105 Matheny, Richard (Fort Mill) 46- 44-- 90

T105 Schatz, Gary (Fort Mill) 40- 50-- 90

T105 Thompson, Henry (West Columbia) 44- 46-- 90

T108 Knothe, John (Johns Island) 52- 39-- 91

T108 Williams, Doug (Charleston) 48- 43-- 91

T108 Henry, Meredith (Bluffton) 48- 43-- 91

111 Miller, Douglas (Charleston) 48- 44-- 92

T112 Vignale, John (Bluffton) 47- 46-- 93

T112 De Leon, Jim (Bluffton) 49- 44-- 93

114 Anderson, Dick (Bluffton) 46- 48-- 94

115 Bausman, Duane (Awendaw) 43- 52-- 95

116 Slice, Steve (Lexington) 48- 50-- 98

117 Hungerpiller, Kent (North Myrtle Beach) 51- 50-- 101

T118 Adkins, Denny (N. Myrtle Beach) WD

T118 Hayden, Brian (Bluffton) WD

T118 Rickman, Bob (N. Augusta) WD

T118 Baker, Bruce (Johns Island) NC

T118 Frazier, Jamie (Winnsboro) NC

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