April 21, 2004
Albany- One of the leading contenders at this year's Albany Senior Invitational is Pine Mountain's John Godwin.
Godwin led or had a share of the lead for the first two days of the tournament but had to settle for a top ten finish.
Godwin may have missed out on a win here in Albany but his play at Stonebridge last year was just a sign of good things to come in 2003.
Godwin won the Cadillac Memphis Open and finished the year as the leading money winner in the inaugural season on the Cadillac Classic series.
At age 52, Godwin continues his quest to one day earn a permanent spot on the PGA's Champions Tour.
His hopes of making the PGA's senior tour got a big boost with his play last year and Godwin hopes that confidence will carry him to victory this weekend in Albany.
Godwin says winning the Albany Senior Invitational will not be easy against a field that is just as good as you will find any week on the Champions Tour.
Godwin said "They have got some former winners on the Champions Tour that are playing here. The scores will be low. I expect the players to make alot of birdies out here. People should enjoy it."
The Albany Senior Invitational tees off tomorrow morning at the Stonebridge Country Club.
The tournament is a fund raiser for the Georgia Junior College champion Darton golf team.
The Cavaliers are trying to raise $75,000 to cover their trip to the NJCAA golf tournament next month.
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