Niagara Gazette

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September 4, 2013

Senior Porter Cup opens today

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Niagara Gazette — Even at the Senior level, many are interested but not all are chosen. 

Among the local talents Silver identified as player to watch: Mike McNulty, who held the early lead in last year’s tournament and finished tied for eighth, former champion Jim Smith and Frank Broderick.

Then there are some significant national talents to watch. These include defending Senior Porter Cup champion Mac McGee of Texas, two-time winner Ron Carter of Indiana and Rick LaRose from Arizona.

“I think we have eight of the top ten nationally ranked seniors and super seniors (age 65 and older) in the country,” Silver said.

The weather is forecasted to be ideal for the tournament — “Chamber of Commerce weather,” as Silver described it. Of course, the Senior Porter Cup brings plenty more reason for local chambers of commerce and business promotion groups to smile.

“Probably a third of the field stays in Lewiston and the other two-thirds stay in downtown Niagara Falls, so it’s good for the local economy as well,” said Silver. “Good for hotels, good for restaurants. It’s a win-win all the way.”

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