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River Pointe Golf Club pro Sonny Skinner had the pro golf world abuzz after his opening-round score of 4-under Thursday in St. Louis at the 74th annual Senior PGA Championship — the toughest field out of all the Champions Tour majors.

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'Well, how about that?'

In what could end up being one of the most remarkable stories of the year in professional golf, club pro Sonny Skinner of River Pointe Golf Club in Albany doesn’t just hang with the big boys of the Champions Tour during the first round of the Senior PGA Championship on Thursday — Skinner is right there at the top, sitting just one shot off the lead after firing a scorching 4-under in the first round.

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