By Ed Greif
Defending co-champions professional Harry Taylor and amateur Danny Green are among the 112 entrants into the TPGA's Tennessee Senior State Open hosted by the city of Crossville. The tournament will be May 13-14 at the Stonehenge Golf Club in Fairfield Glade. The entry deadline is May 8.
Green and Taylor tied for the championship with four-under-par 68s, and were declared co-champions after wet, rainy conditions cancelled the final round of the third tournament at Stonehenge.
Thunderstorms suspended play on the first day of the tournament, forcing 24 of the 101 participants to return early on the second to complete the first round. Stonehenge received three inches of rain in 24 hours, forcing last year's tournament to be canceled.
The tournament is open to all professionals and amateurs with a 10 handicap or better who live in Tennessee. Players must be 50 years old by May 13. There will be two divisions this year — regular senior (50-64) and super senior (65 and older).
As of April 29, senior professionals already registered are Bobby Bray, Walt Chapman, Bob Cox, Jeff Curtis, George Hall, Mitch Harmon, Buddy Harston, Randy Helton, Bill Hickey, Joey Hickman, Mark Houser, Audie Johnson, Tom Kammann, Gregory Milan, Steve Munson, George Newbeck, Jack Oliver, James Paschal, Hank Patton, Richard Rebne and Taylor.
Local amateurs Tony Cox, Steve Kehrer and Eddie Wyatt join the remaining amateur contingent of Eddie Bailey, John Bailey, Tom Baird, Joe Bednarz, John Boswell, Donnie Bowlin, Jim Brown, Randy Bury, James Carroll, Bob Clark, Ron Cox, Wayne Crook, Tim Dinwiddie, Jerry Drewry, Mike Dye, Buzz Fly, Winston Frazier, Mike Fuller, Mike Freels, Lynman Fulton, Jeff Golliher, Steve Golliher, Danny Green, Tony Green, Ricky Gregg, Rick Harrell, Doug Harris, Eddie Hayes, Michael Healy, Harry Hill, Jay Hoover, Michael Jenkins, Jesse L. Jones, Larry Kain, Ron Kilgore, Paul Korth, Joel Lavalley, Ronnie Law, Terry Levix, George Lloyd, Gene Lomax, Ben Long, Rob Long, Jerre Maynor, Fred McCord, Craig McElhaney, Jim McKee, William Meadows, Dan Midgett, Gregory Milan, Mike Mixon, Todd Moreland, Pat Nanney, Thomas Nichting, Mike Nixon, Mike Phipps, Gary Pierce, Mike Poe, Steve Prosch, Thom Provow, Bob Rice, Bryan Rodgers, Pat Ryan, Doug Ryerson, David Salyers, Tom Schreiner, Rick Shoulders, Gary Siddens, Gary Simpson, Michael Smith, Scott Smith, Randy Songstad, Harry Tarpley, John Thomas, David VanMeter, Dennis Vaughn, Jeff Vick, John Voss, John Wagoner, Bob Waldschmidt, Ron Waters, Blake Watt, Jim Webb, Pat White, Mark Whitehead, Steve Williams, Larry Wilmore and Randy Yoder.