A weekend of premier mid-am and senior golf officially kicked off on Friday in South Carolina’s Pawleys Island, and competition quickly turned fierce. With both team and individual titles at stake, there’s no time to lose against the best. The 2022 International Mid-Amateur & Senior, Team and Individual Championship has yet to become champions, but there are plenty of contenders vying for their chance to become champions.
Rod Baronet and Jon Lindstrom pave the way for the senior division. Both at 6 under, the duo matched each other shot for shot with seven birdies and a bogey. The pair lead the pack by three shots and are chased by Wes McNulty and John Wright at 3 under.
Behind them lies Tony Wise on 2 under and a group of five golfers on 1 under, led by Rusty Strawn and Doug Hanzel.
In the team section, Lindstrom is once again leading the way. Team Colorado leads by two, largely because of Lindstrom. His round of 6 under, accompanied by Chris Carson’s 2-over 74, is good for a two-stroke lead over Team Arkansas. Richard Bradsby completes Colorado’s roster but was not counted in the team score with a 4-over 76.
Team St. George, Team Georgia (South) and North Carolina (East) follow with less than five points en route to the second round.
In the mid-morning competition, Marc Engellenger mapped a bogey-free 5-under67 to take a one-time lead on the field.
The day started with a hot steak, Engellenger kissing the back nine with pars on eight of his last nine holes. Just one shot back, the trio of Philip Reale, Travis Woolf and Justin Young will all try to stay in the fight in the second round.
Reale has teamed up with Pat Carter, Cam Roam and Sam O’Dell to form Team West Virginia. Combined for a team score of 6-under 210, they lead Team North Texas by a single strike.
Team South Texas is the only other team under par at 2 under. Team Mississippi is tied for six shots.
Saturday’s second round kicks off at 7:30 a.m. on both Pawleys Island’s premier courses: True Blue and Caledonia.
Story originally appeared on GolfWeek