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Heritage Bank Clarksville Senior City Amateur Golf Tournament led by Defending Champion Joey Long

Joey Long holds a One Shot Lead over Brad Van Kirk

Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – Firing one of the two under-par rounds recorded on August 3rd, at Swan Lake Golf Course in the opening round of the 2013 Heritage Bank Clarksville Senior City Amateur, defending tournament champion Joey Long holds a one-shot lead heading into the final 18 holes of play.

2013 Clarksville Senior City Amateur Golf Tournament.
2013 Clarksville Senior City Amateur Golf Tournament.

Winning last year’s event in a two-hole playoff versus Bobby Yingling, Long carded a two-under 69 in the opening round, one shot better than Brad Van Kirk’s opening round one-under 70.

Long started off a little slow, going one-over with a bogie on the second hole, but got back to even par with a birdie on the fourth hole.

He would reach one-under with a birdie on the sixth, but dropped back to even with a bogie on number eight, before closing out the front nine holes with a birdie on the ninth hole to make the turn under par.

Long would remain one-under until the 11th hole, where he carded his only bogie on the back side to move back to even par.

He would close out the round with two birdies, on the 13th and 16th holes, and four pars to finish up at two-under 69.

Van Kirk, who already has wins this summer in the senior division at the Commanding General’s and the Bud Two-Man Scramble, will once again find himself in the final group of the day with a shot at taking home another title.

“I was pretty happy with my game today,” Van Kirk said. “I knew (Long) turned at two-under, but I wasn’t sure what he shot (overall). I just knew I needed to get it under par to be within striking distance, so I’m happy with finish.

“I like being in the final group. I like to know what I have to do to be able to win.”

Joining Long and Van Kirk in the final foursome will be Jim Duttweiler and Bruce Walker, who finished with even par rounds of 71.

“To be honest, I was very fortunate today with my round,” Walker said. “I had a couple of holes where I hit it kind of sideways and got lucky and made a few putts.

“I just kept it in play and hit my irons really well – especially my short irons all day.”

Three golfers, Harold Hensley, Rick Richardson and Greg Guinn are three shots back at one-over 72 after the first round – with eight more golfers within seven shots of the top.

Hensley’s score — which still has him in the running for the overall tournament title — is the top finish for super seniors (golfers ages 65-and-older).

“I started off kind of bad being three over after the first six holes,” Hensley said. “I managed to birdie number seven and number nine to get it back to one-over par.

“The back side I played pretty well with one bogie on 17 from right out in front of the green, but over it was a pretty good round.”

Final-round tee times start at 8:00am August 4th at Swan Lake Golf Course, with the first-round leaders scheduled to begin at 10:40am.

2013 Clarksville Senior City Amateur

First-Round Scores
Swan Lake Golf Course

Player Score
Joey Long 69
Brad Van Kirk 70
Jim Duttweiler 71
Bruce Walker 71
Harold Hensley 72
Rick Richardson 72
Greg Guinn 72
Bobby Yingling 74
Mark Black 74
Jim Mashburn 75
Ronnie Seay 75
Ron Gray 76
Steve Blackwell 76
Mike Welker 76
Pat Manning 76
Barker Seay 77
George Dixon 77
Marcus Sartain 77
Farrell Swindell 78
Billy Gray 78
Ray Johnson 78
Brent Hyams 79
Jeff Whitlow 79
Aaron Rye 80
Ron Sleigh 80
Tommy Burney 80
Tommy Shearon 80
Bob Bracy 81
Dennis Kolb 81
Ricky Briskey 81
Richard Ashbrook 82
Don Hartlage 82
David Edmondson 82
Mike Bell 82
Tommy Clouser 82
Ted Purdom 82
Harold Gabhart 83
Jeff Campeau 83
Dean Lambert 83
Perry Scachetti 84
Gerry Riley 86
Mike Taylor 86
Bob Vail 86
George Brown 86
Morris Van Why 87
Bill Wilkinson 87
Tye Wyatt 87
Larry Mattingly 88
Terry Griffin 88
Herb Rodriguez 90
Paul Eaves 91
Wayne Sinks 91
David Wilee 93
Roger Gardner 94
Danny Morefield 95
Gene Douglas 103
Mark Weinberger 118


2013 Clarksville Senior City Amateur – Final Round Tee Times

Saturday, August 4th
Swan Lake Golf Course

Tee Time Player
8:00 Danny Morefield
8:00 Gene Douglas
8:00 Mark Weinberger
8:10 Paul Eaves
8:10 Wayne Sinks
8:10 David Wilee
8:10 Roger Gardner
8:20 Tye Wyatt
8:20 Larry Mattingly
8:20 Terry Griffin
8:20 Herb Rodriguez
8:30 Bob Vail
8:30 George Brown
8:30 Morris Van Why
8:30 Bill Wilkinson
8:40 Dean Lambert
8:40 Perry Scachetti
8:40 Gerry Riley
8:40 Mike Taylor
8:50 Tommy Clouser
8:50 Ted Purdom
8:50 Harold Gabhart
8:50 Jeff Campeau
9:00 Richard Ashbrook
9:00 Don Hartlage
9:00 David Edmondson
9:00 Mike Bell
9:20 Bob Bracy
9:20 Dennis Kolb
9:20 Ricky Briskey
9:30 Aaron Rye
9:30 Ron Sleigh
9:30 Tommy Burney
9:30 Tommy Shearon
9:40 Billy Gray
9:40 Ray Johnson
9:40 Brent Hyams
9:40 Jeff Whitlow
9:50 Barker Seay
9:50 George Dixon
9:50 Marcus Sartain
9:50 Farrell Swindell
10:10 Steve Blackwell
10:10 Mike Welker
10:10 Pat Manning
10:20 Mark Black
10:20 Jim Mashburn
10:20 Ronnie Seay
10:20 Ron Gray
10:30 Harold Hensley
10:30 Rick Richardson
10:30 Greg Guinn
10:30 Bobby Yingling
10:40 Joey Long
10:40 Brad Van Kirk
10:40 Jim Duttweiler
10:40 Bruce Walker
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Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University. Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS. Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA. Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.

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