Hayes takes control at Trans-Miss Senior at La Jolla Country Club
LA JOLLA, Calif. (May 23, 2012) -- Kevin Hayes continues to lead the 2012 Trans-Mississippi Senior Championship at La Jolla Country Club, following a second-round 3-under par 69.

Hayes, a member at La Jolla CC, holds a seven-shot lead going into the final round on Thursday, May 24.

The second Trans-Mississippi Golf Assoc. Senior Championship, and first to be conducted under the stroke play format, is Hayes’ to lose. Hayes had four front-nine birdies and birdied his final two holes Wednesday.

Laguna Niguel, Calif.’s Kemp Richardson carded a second-round 75 and stands alone in second place. Three more players are another shot back at 5-over 149, including four-time Trans champion Chris Maletis of Portland, Ore.

Michael Mahoney of Scottsdale, Ariz., also a La Jolla CC member, saw his three-shot lead after the opening round balloon to eight in the super senior division after a second-round 75 Wednesday.

Results For Trans-Mississippi Senior and Mid-Master Championship
1CAPatrick Duncan, Sr.Rancho Santa Fe, CA50073-76-73--222
2CAKemp RichardsonLaguna Niguel, CA40073-75-75--223
T3AZTom PhillipsScottsdale, AZ30075-77-73--225
T3CABob KainLa Quinta, CA30076-73-76--225
T5CAKent ThompsonSan Diego, CA30079-73-74--226

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ABOUT THE Trans-Miss Senior and Mid-Master

Entrants must be at least 40 years or older by the first day of the tournament, have a USGA Handicap Index (or equivalent) not exceeding 4.0 (10.0 or less in the Super Senior Division of 65 and over) and be a member of Trans-Mississippi Golf Association member club (players may make an individual contribution of $100 minimum to the Turf Scholarship Fund as part of the entry process, in lieu of club membership).

The championship will be contested over 54 holes of individual stroke play with four divisions: Mid-Master (ages 40+), Senior (55+), Super Senior (65+) and Legends (70+). Each division will play from separate tees/yardages and separate champions will be recognized in each division.

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