2011 US Senior Open: Leaderboard

Peter Senior captured the early outright lead with a string of birdies...he'll be hoping to get that putter back on track

TWO eagles helped Olin Browne to a two stroke lead after the first round of the 2011 US Senior Open at the Inverness Golf Club in Toledo, Ohio.

The American golfer is a three time US PGA Tour winner and had four birdies, two eagles and a bogey in his 7-under round of 64.

Playing late in oppressively hot conditions, Browne was two clear of early leaders and fellow countrymen Mark O’Meara and Michael Allen, who each shot bogey-free 66s.

Australian Peter Senior made a spectacular early run with six birdies to take the outright lead on the 10th with 6-under. This included four consecutive birdies on 7, 8, 9 and 10.

However, he immediately failed to get up and down from a greenside bunker on 11 and there were three more bogeys to compound the issue, including on the last.

The Australian PGA Champion finished with a 69, to be 2-under and tied for 15th.

Senior’s putter was on fire early and he will be hoping to loosen up and repeat that form in the coming rounds.

The only other Australian in the field is Graham Marsh who finished with a 3-over 74.

Former US Open champion Steve Jones, Zach Johnson’s caddie Damon Green (Am) and Mark Wiebe were on the third rung of the leaderboard on 4-under.

Other notables still well in contention include Corey Pavin, Mark Calcavecchia, Jeff Sluman, Tommy Armour 111 and Steve Pate on 3-under and Hale Irwin on 2-under with Senior.

Australian TV Times

The 2011 US Senior Open is being broadcast live on Fox Sports with first round highlights replayed on Friday at 8pm to 9.30pm.

2nd Round: Live Saturday 5am to 9am; 3rd Round: Live Sunday 5am to 8am. Final Round: Live Monday 5am to 8am.

2011 US Senior Open Leaderboard

 

Previous articlePGA Legends hit South East QLD
Next articleDarren Clarke signed for Coolum
Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

2 COMMENTS

  1. Read the caption beneath Peter Senior’s photo. You have misspelled the word “early”.

  2. Thanks for pointing that out Daniel. Fixed it. Unfortunately, that’s not the first word I’ve ever misspelled/mistyped.

Leave a Reply