FORT WAYNE – Believe it or not, there was a time when John Wray was apprehensive about playing in the Senior City Championship.
"It's old hat now. I've played in a lot of tournaments now," said Wray, who has won the Senior City three times – in 2002, 2010, 2012.
He may be on his way to a fourth this year, after a first-round 1-over 72 at Orchard Ridge Country Club, where he has won twice.
He is tied for the lead with 2001 champion Tom Wood and Mike Riecke, who is president of the Fort Wayne Senior Golf Association, which runs the two-day tournament that has taken place since 1992
"I hit the ball well and the golf course is in good shape. You have to put the ball in a spot where if you don't make birdie you can still make a par," said Riecke, whose best finish came in 2007, when Bill Argus defeated him and Sam Till Jr. in a three-man playoff at Brookwood Golf Club.