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Schultz fends off Lutz to win Canadian Senior
30 Aug 2013
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(Graig Abel)
(Graig Abel)
ONTARIO, Canada (Aug. 30, 2013) — David Schultz won his first Canadian Men’s Senior title in style, sinking a crucial birdie putt on the final hole at The Briars Golf Club.

As the overnight co-leader, Schultz had been in contention from the opening day of the championship. Needing a birdie on the last to win, Schultz stuck what he called ‘the best 9-iron of his career’ from the middle of the 18th fairway to four feet.

“It was right at the limit of a 9-iron, 143 yards and was as good as I could have hit it,” Schultz said.

Schultz converted the birdie putt in front of a large gallery to finish at 6-under 278 and claimed his first Canadian Men’s Senior title after a 2-under 69 on Friday.

“I was unbelievably nervous over that putt, to have a chance I thought I’d have to birdie to tie,” he said after walking off the 18th green. “I didn’t expect Chip to bogey the last hole, he’s such a good player and to come out on top is something else.”

The 1999 Canadian Mid-Amateur champion withstood a final day charge from defending champion Chip Lutz, who carded a 3-under 68 on Friday. Lutz held the outright-lead walking down the 18th fairway but failed to get up and down for par after pushing his approach shot into the deep greenside rough. The two-time champion finished at 5-under 279 for the championship.

With the victory, Schultz also earned an exemption into the USGA’s Senior Amateur Championship at Wade Hampton Golf Club in Cashiers, N.C., September 21-26.

“That’ll be fun to go and represent Canada there,” he continued. “I’ve thought about qualifying a few times but this is the best way to qualify for it, so I’m pretty happy.”

South Carolina’s Duke Delcher finished in solo third at 4-under 280 after a final round 2-under 69, while Pemberton B.C., native Lance Lundy, finished in fourth at 2-under after a final round 68. Frank MacKenzie of Edmonton, Alta., rounded out the top-five finishing at 1-under par 283 for the championship.

ABOUT THE Canadian Senior Amateur

72 hole stroke play championship.

Senior
Any Male golfer who has reached their 55th birthday by the first scheduled day of the championship. Player must have a handicap factor of 8.0 or less.

Super Senior
Any Male golfer who has reached their 65th birthday by the first scheduled day of the championship. Player must have a handicap factor of 12.0 or less.

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Results For Canadian Men's Senior Amateur Golf Championship
1CanadaDavid SchultzCanada80068-69-72-69--278
2PAChip LutzReading, PA50067-69-75-68--279
3SCDuke DelcherBluffton, SC40070-70-71-69--280
4CanadaLance LundyCanada40069-75-70-68--282
5CanadaFrank MacKenzieCanada40070-73-70-70--283

View full results for Canadian Men's Senior Amateur Golf Championship

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