Huge comeback for Pat Duncan at Trans-Miss Senior
-- photo Tran-Miss Committee
-- photo Tran-Miss Committee

LA JOLLA, Calif. (May 24, 2012) -- Patrick Duncan, Sr. of Rancho Santa Fe, Cal., closed with a final round 1-over par 73 to come back to win the 2012 Trans-Mississippi Senior Championship at La Jolla Country Club.

Starting his third round eight strokes off the lead, Duncan, Sr. finished the 54-hole championship at 6-over-par 222 (73-76-73). The landscaping contractor, made birdies on the par-5 15th and par-3 16th holes to take the lead.

Kemp Richardson of Laguna Niguel, Calif. finished in second place, one stroke back at 223 (73-75-75.)

La Jolla Country Club’s Kevin Hayes, who enjoyed a seven-shot lead entering the round, struggled to an 87 Thursday and finished tied for 10th at 12-over 228. Hayes, playing in his first Trans championship, had rounds of 72 and 69 to open the event.

Tom Philips of Scottsdale, Ariz. tied for third at 225 (75-77-73) with Bob Kain of La Quinta, CA 225 (76-73-76.)

In the Super Senior Division, La Jolla Country Club member Michael Mahoney led from start to finish and cruised to a three-shot victory at 9-over 225 total.

Jim Myers of Oceanside, Cal. and Bob Rowland of Danville, CA finished in a tie for second place at 12-over 228 total.

The third Trans Senior Championship is scheduled for May 2013 at The Gallery in Tucson, Ariz.

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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