Todd Hendley is in familiar territory again. The Thornblade Club golfer is at the top of the leader board at the South Carolina Golf Association Senior Amateur championship.
Hendley has won the last two senior championships and holds a one shot lead over Geno Berchiatti of Greenville and Walter Todd of Laurens.
The three golfers were the only players to break par on the Cotton Dike Course at the Dataw Island Club.
Eddie Hargett of Columbia shot an even par 72 to finish the first round in fourth place among the 96 golfers in the field.
Hendley jumped out to a quick lead with four early birdies. A bogey on the final hole was the only blemish on his scorecard.
The opening round of this year’s Senior Amateur is the seventh straight round that Hendley has led the event. He has won the last two championships going wire to wire.