Tendo five back, tied for 19th at Pinehurst event

Ray Tendo of Makawao shot a 7-over-par 79 in the first round of the Senior Men’s North & South Amateur on Tuesday at Pinehurst No. 8 in Pinehurst, N.C., leaving him in a tie for 19th place, five shots out of the lead, in the 63rd edition of the event.

Tendo, this year’s Hawaii senior amateur champion, had his lone birdie of the day on the par-5 17th hole. His round also included four bogeys and two double bogeys.

Three players opened with rounds of 74 – Robert Parmar of Alabama, David Prokop of Virginia and George Walker of Alabama. Six players were one shot back.

The tournament is scheduled to continue today at the No. 5 course before returning to No. 8 for the final round Thursday.