Roundup: Williams Four-Ball & more
23 Sep 2013
by Benjamin Larsen of amateurgolf.com
-- Texas Golf Association Photo
The J.R. Williams Four-Ball
is one of the
on the amateur calendar in the northeast year
in and year out.
But that didn't stop two groups of Georgians
from taking the Mid-Amateur and Senior titles
at famed Oak Hill.
Dave Poteet and Mike Cromer combined to
win the Mid-Am Division while Lee Dennis and
Mel Mendenhall won the Senior. All four hail
Poteet and Cromer won by two strokes over
Don Padgett and Dan Belden after finishing
with total of five-under par 205. Both teams
finished under par
in the final round, shooting 69 and 68,
Dennis and Mendenhall won the Senior
Division for the first time, holding off Larry
Cooper and Rick Dobbs-Hebron by two shots.
MCLOUGHLIN TAKES SENIOR, SUPER SENIOR
Connecticut's Shawn McLoughlin made history
this year at the New England Senior
Championship, firing a two-round score of 5-
over 145 to claim both
the Senior and Super Senior titles.
At Falmouth Country Club in Falmouth, Maine,
McLoughlin won the overall title for a second
time (he won in 2000) and claimed his third
crown in five years.
Robert Currey was second in the overall and
Super Senior races, shooting 73-73--146.
MERIT AMATEUR: ATKINSON,
Brian Atkinson and Blake Johnson successfully
defending their title at the 2013 Merit
The winning duo joined to gain 32 points in the
event's modified Stapleford system to win by
an impressive 13 points over runners-up
George Getz and
In the Senior Division, Jud Grace and Daniel
Cook scored 13 points to beat John Seehausen
and Fred Lukasik by three shots.
LEWIS, SMITH TAKE SUNNEHANNA
Sam Lewis fired a final-round 69 to punctuate
a terrific week in winning the 2013
Sunnehanna Senior Invitational.
Lewis' 68-74-69--211 was four shots better
than runner John Rodney.
Noted Pennsylvania senior Paul Schlachter
was third after shooting 71-74-71--216.
In the Super Senior Division, Ted Smith fired
rounds of 69-75-70--214 to win by seven
TRANS-MISS FOUR BALL:
TEAM UP TO WIN
Joe Bendetti and Josh Swanson fired a 7-under
64 in the final round to win the 33rd annual
The stellar final round put the Austin, Texas-
area duo at 15-under par for the event and
three better than the field and runners-up Ed