Brian Coston (left) John Festival (middle) and Ken Griffith (right) of Red Deer represented Alberta at the Canadian Senior Amateur Championships last year in Bathurst, New Brunswick. (Photo by Alberta Golf)

Ken Griffith tied for lead at Alberta Senior Mens Championship

Red Deer’s Len Powell fires an even-par round

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.

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