Hilton Head Island Amateur Golf Association director Bob Collar is pleased with the field for this year's Senior Championship & Opening Tournament.
There has been an increase in the number of total participants in the Senior division and the Open division from 39 to 43. But it's not just the size Collar's happy about.
"It's a good field, too," Collar said. "Ninety percent of (the players' handicaps) are from 2 or 3 to 6. I'm expecting another shootout, a good tournament."
The tournament will determine the HHIAGA Senior Champion in both gross and net divisions, as well as the Open field champion.
Honors Cup points will be awarded to all players in the Open division. Last year's champions J.D. Hoft (Open) and J.R. Evans (Senior) are back this year to defend their titles.
"There should be four or five guys coming down the stretch with a chance to win," Collar said. "If you like to watch golf, this is the place to be."
HHIAGA Senior Championship & Opening Tournament
Saturday and Sunday, Oyster Reef Golf Club
Admission: Free and open to the public
Saturday's Tee Times
11 a.m.: Bubba Jacoby, Marcus Byler, Matt O'Guinn
11:08 a.m.: P.J. Tanner, Tony Brown, Jamie Manning
11:16 a.m.: Gerry Pascale, Jon Piccione, Alex Magowitz
11:24: Randy Sparks, Jeff Wong, Benji Gecy
11:32 a.m.: Jordan Carpenter, Charlie Hall, Colin Hawkins
11:40 a.m.: J.D. Hoft, Trey Testino, Tyler Murphy
11:48 a.m.: Joe Bryant, Chris Cuneo
11:56 a.m.: Ed Atkins, Joe Roller, Sandy Knapp
12:04 p.m.: Gibby Young, Gary Perkins, Brian Quigley
12:12 p.m.: Brian Rizzo, Bob Desautels, Chris Morris
12:20 p.m.: Stew Butler, Greg Wojcik, Orrie Varn
12:28 p.m.: Rick Thrasher, Jim Manning, Al Cardinale
12:36 p.m.: Michael Clementi, Brian Baird, Dave Tracy, J.R. Evans
12:44 p.m.: Jim Criswell, Piere Panet-Raymond, Brian Gecy, Luke Tracy