Mark Bemowski leads USGA Senior Amateur

Mark Bemowski leads USGA Senior Amateur

MANAKIN-SABOT, Va. (AP) — Mark Bemowski shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to take a two-shot lead after the first round of stroke-play qualifying in the USGA Senior Amateur Championship at Kinloch Golf Club.

The 65-year-old Bemowski, from Mukwonago, Wis., won the event in 2004. He’s trying to match Paul Simson’s 2010 feat of winning the USGA Senior Amateur, Canadian Men’s Senior Championship and British Seniors Open Amateur in the same year.

Paul Murphy, 60, of Arlington, Mass.; Rick Woulfe, 61, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Chip Lutz, 56, of Reading, Pa.; and Raymond Thompson, 59, of Drexel Hill, Pa., were tied for second. Simson, 60, of Raleigh, N.C., had a 71.

The top 64 after the second round Sunday will advance to match play.

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