Savage, Schulte and Elliott Shoot 65 to Tie First Round Lead at Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open

Two Golfers One Shot Back Heading Into Thursday’s Second Round

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Kevin Savage of Baldwinsville, N.Y., Alan Schulte of Fisher, Ind. and John Elliott of Westerly, Conn., shot a 6-under par 65 on Wednesday to grab the first-round lead at the Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open in Cooperstown.

Savage, Schulte and Elliott were one shot ahead of two golfers who carded 66s: Steve Ford of Melbourne, Fla. and James Becker of Bloomfield, Conn.

The 34th annual tournament continues through Friday, with nearly 100 senior golfers from throughout the country competing for a total purse of $75,000. The traditional post-Labor Day event is hosted by the Otesaga Hotel and its Leatherstocking Golf Course, with NBT Bank serving as the presenting sponsor. Play continues Thursday and concludes at Leatherstocking late Friday, followed by an awards ceremony and check presentation to this year’s champion.

Proceeds from this event benefit Pathfinder Village, located in nearby Edmeston, N.Y., a residential community dedicated to children and adults with Down syndrome. Annually, the Seniors Open raises more than $50,000 for scholarships for Pathfinder Village.

Proceeds also benefit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum educational programs, which enable the world-famous Museum to fulfill its educational mission and care for its collections.

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