"I just played well, hit the ball well and kept it in play," Henry said. "I hit it very tight today and I just made my putts. I missed a couple today, but I made my share. It's just one of those rounds where you play solid and everything went together. It was a fun round."
Playing tournaments this year hasn't always been fun for Henry, who has suffered through his share of struggles with one club in particular -- the putter. Henry owns around 10 different putters and decided it was time to make a change.
It became apparent that all aspects of Henry's game were "on" when he recorded a birdie on No. 9, a par 4.
"My worst tee shot was on No. 9," he said. "I hit it right, but I was wide open. I had like 62 yards to the hole, hit it up to two feet and made birdie."
While it was a great ending for the defending tournament champion, the day didn't start off overly well. Henry bogeyed two of the first four holes before catching fire over the final 14 holes.
"I just started striping it," Henry said. "I made a pretty long one on the par 3, No. 6. It was a 20-footer and I made it and that got me started. The hole before that I almost holed it. Got it to about 12 inches."
"I wasn't going to play," Goodley said. "(My back has) been that bad. But golf is a disease. Everybody that's played golf has said at one time or another that they're never going to play this game again and then the next sunny day, they're out there hitting golf balls again."
And so was Goodley, who played his self-described best round of the year.
"(My back) hurt a little on the back nine," he said. "Made a couple of bad swings, but all-in-all it was a good day."
In the Senior Division, Cool Creek's John Lowder Jr., Briarwood West's Bruce Smith and Briarwood's Bill Brenner tied for first place at 3-over-par 75. Hickory Heights' Jack Sheehan was next at 76. Valley Green's Ed Knoll and Country Club of York's Jeff Poet were next at 77.
In the Super Senior Division, Out Door's Lance Smith finished first at 73 on his home course. Another Out Door golfer, Bob Newcomer, was one shot back at 74, followed by South Hills' Ron Duff at 75. Honey Run's Dale Bievenour came in next at 77, followed by Grandview's Greg Hamme at 78.
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