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More Senior Success for Schumaker at Harbour Trees

May 9th, 2011

In 2009, Bill Schumaker asserted his position as the top senior professional by winning the PGA Senior Professionals Championship at Harbour Trees GC by a wide five-shot margin. This week at Harbour Trees, he is attempting to dominate the senior amateurs as well at the PGA Senior Open. After an opening round, 3-under-par 68, he holds a three stroke lead over Tim Miller (a), Sam Till (a), Quinn Griffing, and Bob Rothgeb. Schumaker has claimed two previous Senior Open titles as well as eight Pepsi PGA Senior Player of the Year honors, but his fellow competitors have quite the resumes as well. Till won the 2009 Senior Open, Griffing has received two Senior Player of the Year awards, and Miller has won two Senior Amateur titles.

The day began with a field of 124, but a cut was made after 18 holes. The 65 players who scored 81 or better advanced to the final day.

See complete results and final round pairings here.

First Round Leaders

 1    Bill Schumaker          Columbia City, IN         36-32--68 -3  
 T2   Tim Miller (a)          Kokomo, IN                35-36--71 E   
 T2   Quinn Griffing          Fort Wayne, IN            37-34--71 E   
 T2   Bob Rothgeb             Logansport, IN            35-36--71 E   
 T2   Sam Till, Jr (a)        Fort Wayne, IN            35-36--71 E   
 T6   Randy Nichols (a)       Brookville, IN            35-37--72 +1  
 T6   Jeff Schroeder          Avon, IN                  36-36--72 +1  
 T6   Terry Werner (a)        Dyer, IN                  35-37--72 +1  
 9    Scott Morris            Fishers, IN               37-36--73 +2  
 T10  Eric Johnson            Hartford City, IN         37-37--74 +3  
 T10  Jerry McMullen (a)      Carmel, IN                38-36--74 +3  
 T10  Denny Ford              Indianapolis, IN          41-33--74 +3  
 T10  George Wamsley (a)      Monterey, IN              40-34--74 +3  
 T10  Bill Barnes (a)         Carmel, IN                36-38--74 +3  
 T10  Kevin Patterson (a)     Noblesville, IN           36-38--74 +3