Moving day sees new leaders at 2022 Golfweek Senior Tournament of Champions




  • In Sports/Golf
  • 2022-12-02 15:37:14Z
  • By USA TODAY Sports - Golfweek
 

Moving day commenced Thursday at PGA National.

Top senior amateur players from across the country made their move towards claiming a crown at the 2022 Golfweek Senior Tournament of Champions.

After sleeping on the solo lead following an opening 1 under 71, Andy Hydorn is joined atop the senior division leaderboard by Ken Kinkopf. The duo is trending in opposite directions as Hydorn fell four shots off the pace he set Thursday. Kinkopf is playing steady with back-to-back rounds of 73.

The pair lead the senior division by two shots. Greg Goode rounds out the podium at 4 over with a trio of golfers in the wings at 5 over.

Following up an impressive opening round, super senior Steve Humphrey looks to put a bow on a near-perfect tournament in Friday's final round. The Ocala, Florida, native continues to extend his lead over not just the super senior field, but the entire tournament. 

Humphrey doubled down with a pair of 70s to open the tournament and a 14-shot lead in the super senior division. With 11 birdies on the week, it won't be a matter of if Humphrey will take home the super senior crown, but by how many.

More theater will be had in the legend and super legend age divisions with both still yet to be settled. Legend Joseph Gilmore slid past Round 1 leader Don Donatoni with rounds of 72 and 75. At 3 over for the week, he commands a five-shot lead over Donatoni. Sam Robinson and John Osborne are tied for third at 10 over par.

Super legend Frank Polizzi will have plenty in pursuit come Friday's final round. At 11 over, Polizzi holds onto a one-stroke lead with Jim DuBois and first-round co-leader Joel Hirsch lurking at 12 over.

Four champions will be crowned with player of the year points doled out to all finishers. 

If you think you have what it takes to challenge some of the best senior amateur golfers on the best courses around the country and even the globe, check out the 2023 Golfweek amateur schedule here. The race for the 2023 Golfweek Player of the Year is right around the corner.

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek

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