Red Deer’s Ken Griffith was better than almost everyone on day one of the Alberta Senior Mens Championship.
Griffith, after a third-place finish at the 2018 event, shot a two-under-par 68 Tuesday and has a share of the lead through round one at the Derrick in Edmonton. Howard Smith of Cottonwood Golf and Country Club was also two-under.
Len Powell of Red Deer is also in the hunt, he fired an even-par 70.
Red Deer’s Grant Lee and Tom McKinlay Sr. are both tied after shooting four-over-par 74s to start the three-round tournament.
Frank Van Dornick of Camrose, who won the event four times between 2009 and 2017 is five-over. Michel Lauze and Mark Schultz of Olds both finished day 1 at plus-eight. Luc Vienneau shot plus-10 and Joe Gascon of Red Deer was plus 11 along with Innisfail’s Sim Koopmans.