Haslett's Bill Mory well knows about the travails of playing golf. He may not make the cut at the U. S. Senior Open after play on Friday, but he did have a brief moment of glory during his first round Thursday morning at Indianwood in Lake Orion.
Mory birdied his first two holes of the day, numbers 10 and 11, and stood as high as fourth on the leaderboard. He was up there with the big names like Tom Kite who fired a tremendous 7 under 28 in his first nine holes. Mory turned in one under 34, but ran into trouble on the front side, his second nine of the day, making five bogeys in a six hole stretch. He finished with a 74, respectable, but disappointing considering his start. He had two three putts along the way.
Mory, 53, is playing in his first USGA tournament. He is currently tied for 100th pending the final scores late in the day and he'll have to play better tomorrow to make the cut. That's his goal and he's not out of it yet and he did show at times this morning he belonged with the best senior players in the country. Good luck to him on Friday when he tees off at 2:10pm off the first tee with son Chris on his bag.
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