Tim Fleming of Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club shot even-par 72 to take a one-shot lead in the South Central Section Senior Section Championship Monday at Hillcrest Country Club in Bartlesville.
The tournament is a qualifier for the 2023 Senior PGA Professional Championship to be held Oct. 26-29 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Fleming is already exempt for that event, so the top three finishers besides him will earn spots. Tracy Phillips of Tulsa, who is not competing in Bartlesville, is also exempt.
Jim Young of Gaillardia CC in Oklahoma City and Brent Wilcoxen of South Lakes GC in Jenks were tied for second at 1-over 73 with Todd Pinneo of Lost Springs Golf & Athletic Club in Little Rock, Ark. Shooting 74 were Dan Rooney of the Folds of Honor Foundation, Bartlesville native Cary Cozby of Southern Hills Country Club and Jeff Tucker of Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. Cozby grew up at Hillcrest where his Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame father Jerry Cozby was the head professional for 41 years.
In the Super Senior division, Andy Schaben shot 2-under 70 and has a five-shot lead.