Kenny Perry takes first round lead at En-Joie, Joey Sindelar in hunt at -2

Kenny Perry used three birdies in his last four holes to take the first round lead at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open in Endicott on Friday

This yearâ??s competition at En-joie Golf Club will mark a special milestone since the tournament began in 1980. The 1,000th winner will be crowned when the tournament finishes up on Sunday. On hand to present this yearâ??s trophy to the 1,000th winner is Don January, who was the first winner of the competition.

Perry leads the pack of golfers by one stroke, shooting seven strokes under par to finish the round with a score of 65. Bart Bryant, Joel Edwards and Brad Bryant all shot 66's to trail Perry by one at six under par.

Horseheads resident and local favorite Joey Sindelar is in the hunt after shooting a 70, two under par on Friday.