CLINTON — Chad McCarty, the 1998 Riverboat Days Amateur golf champion, is in the lead following the first day of this year’s event.

McCarty fired a 3-under-par 69 on a beautiful Friday at Clinton Country Club to lead runner-up Nate Dunn by a stroke.

Three players — Chad Ehrhart, Brian Soucinek and Chris Wilkins — are tied for third with 1-under-par 71s.

Tied for sixth at 72 are Andrew Townsend, Brian Runels, Rob Cordle and Todd Hingtgen.

Ben Hanson leads the Senior Division after shooting an even-par 72.

Next in line is Dan Dalziel at 73, while eight golfers shot 74s to tie for third.

They are Steve Vorheis, Tom Swanwick, Thomas Wolfe, Randy Trine, Bob Hargrave, Del Miller, John Peters and Perry Smith.

The tournament continues with another 18 holes today and finishes up with 18 more on Sunday.



RIVERBOAT DAYS AMATEUR

At Clinton Country Club

Friday’s Results

Par 72

OPEN DIVISION

Chad McCarty 69

Nate Dunn 70

Chad Ehrhart 71

Brian Soucinek 71

Chris Wilkins 71

Andrew Townsend 72

Brian Runels 72

Rob Cordle 72

Todd Hingtgen 72

Tyler Pitlik 73

Tom Scheureman 73

Dusty Drenth 74

Scot Glasford 74

Brock Worley 74

Duane Stelly 74

Mark Drenth 74

Andy Peterson 75

Dan Fisher 75

Mike Sawyer 75

Bob Venier 76

Chris Leiser 76

Don Kennedy 76

Pat Erb 76

Randy Clemens 76

Mike Kennedy 76

Tim Hawkins 77

Tyler Johnson 77

Tyler Smiarowski 77

Ben Metzger 77

Greg Rios 77

Steve Purkapile 77

Tim Peters 77

Tracy McArtor 77

Brad Muller 78

Tom Payne 78

Adam Seitz 78

Andy Brooks 78

Brad Stuart 79

Brandon Seydel 79

Callen Smith 79

Dean Cavanaugh 79

John Rausenberger 79

Matt Skahill 79

Robert McCloskey 79

Steve Schwabe 79

Ben Peters 79

Clint Pogemiller 79

Eric Niedermeyer 79

Jeff Krager 79

Adil Seliu 80

Chad Vilmont 80

David Lawrence 80

Sean Cary 80

Cody Flatt 80

Glen McClintic 80

Isaac Davis 80

Mark Brady 80

Matt Pogemiller 80

Mike Foltz Jr. 80

Andrew Vorheis 81

Evan Brodersen 81

Paul Weber 81

Phil Weckwerth 81

Sunil Taneja 81

Brad Frantz 82

Jody Peterson 82

Matt Vegter 82

Aaron Rath 82

Bruce Sandry 82

Chris Klahn 82

Jeremy Hoye 82

Tom Busch 82

Kamal Sangha 83

Ron Wastyn 83

Ben Vogt 83

Eric Mallicoat 83

Jeff Ludvigsen 83

Joe Paxon 83

John Eisenman 83

Keith Frederick 83

Larry Stratmann 83

Ron Huckfeldt 83

Scott Foltz 83

Tom Brodersen 83

Ryan Weber 84

Tom Lawrence 84

Chuck Schuette 84

Jim Turner 84

Josh Bousman 85

Mike Scadden 85

John Schluns 85

Jordan Wolf 85

Marty Chute 85

Dale Cary 86

Jake Heins 86

Jon Ossian 86

Marion Strickler 86

Dustin Livengood 87

Jim Brown 87

John McGee 87

Mark Werstein 87

Eric Vidal 88

Shane Dixon 88

Mike Peters 88

Shawn Marshall 89

Brad Lewis 89

Craig Wolf 89

Terry Turner 89

Tony Townsend 89

Andy Fiala 90

Pieter Hanson 90

Scott Pogemiller 93

Roger Thompson 95

Joe Herkelman 95

Tyler Swanson 96

Grant Zeimet 101

Kurt Wolf 101

Eric Goodlow 106

SENIOR DIVISION

Ben Hanson 72

Dan Dalziel 73

Bob Hargrave 74

Del Miller 74

John Peters 74

Perry Smith 74

Randy Trine 74

Steve Vorheis 74

Thomas Wolfe 74

Tom Swanwick 74

Dan Naughton 75

Ron Post 75

David Lee 76

Mark Mershon 76

Steve Landauer 76

Bob Ulrich 77

Carlos Salaber 78

Bill Merritt 78

Kurt Fier 79

Tom Przbylski 79

Dave Engle 80

Tim Taylor 80

Darrell Reynolds 80

Ron Brandt 80

Cal Swanson 81

Ed Burnett 81

Bill Paulsen 82

Blaine Kernan 82

Dan Reeves 82

Dave Hall 82

Bill Elder 83

Ray Fredericksen 85

Dennis Cordle 85

Jon Styre 85

Larry Barnes 85

Paul Niedermeyer 85

Michael Smith 86

Ken Vilmont 87

Dick Luett 87

Bob Moeller 88

Ed Schmucker 89

Don Bear 89

Mike Foltz Sr. 90

Terry Metzger 90

Ed Lanning 91

William Holton 91

Jim Bruhn 91

Pete Sanchez 92

David Steele 101