Amateur Roundup: Seniors take center stage
11 Oct 2013
by Benjamin Larsen of amateurgolf.com
see also: , Brady Exber Profile
Throughout much of the golf season, the
amateur schedule pushed focus at
amateurgolf.com onto the collegiate stars and
mid-amateurs making headlines across the
This fall, however, some of the top senior
events and players have taken over our news
feed --- and for good reason.
Following Doug Hanzel's win at the 2013 USGA
Senior Amateur Championship, three of the
year's best senior-laden fields took aim at the
Crump Cup, Senior Azalea and Yeamans Hall
Here's a look at the latest national news:
BRADY EXBER WINS 3RD SENIOR AZALEA
Brady Exber fired a final-round 70 to secure the
top spot on the leaderboard at the 2013 Senior
Azalea at The Country Club of Charleston.
Exber, who won his third Senior Azalea, rode to
a seven-shot victory on the strength of his 68-
68 start to the tournament.
Edward Vomaztek finished alone in second place
after rounds of 70-69-74.
Tied for third place were Bill Leonard and Bert
Atkinson, who finished nine shots back of Exber.
Ted Smith was a three-shot winner in the Super
Senior Division. Smith prevailed over Mike
Weiner, who finished at 2-over for the event.
YEAMANS HALL SENIOR:
TINGLEY TAKES TITLE
Playing in his first event as a member of the
Society of Seniors, Jon Tingley won by a shot at
the 2013 Yeamans Hall Senior Invitational at
Yeamans Hall Club in Charleston, SC.
Tingley survived wet conditions and a loaded
field to top Dan Cook by a shot in the shortened
36-hole Championship Division, shooting 71-72.
Ted Smith's final-round 1-under 69 gave him a
one-shot victory in the Super Senior Division.
GENE ELLIOT WINS CRUMP CUP
Qualifying co-medalist and No. 1 seed Gene
Elliott rode a wave of dominating play to the
2013 Crump Cup championship.
Elliott beat Matthew Sughrue, 5-and-3, in the
championship match Sunday afternoon at
prestigious Pine Valley.
The runaway victory in the finale was one of
three easy resounding victories for the
champion during the match play portion of the
event. En route to the final, Elliott dispatched of
Keith Decker (6-and-5), John Patterson (6-and-
5) and Michael Muehr (1-up) in the semifinal
KNAPP STAYS HOT, WINS 3rd
ART WALL, JR. TITLE
Sean Knapp continued his dominant ways by
winning the 9th annual Art Wall, Jr. Memorial at
Allegheny Country Club.
To win his third Art Wall title, Knapp shot two
straight rounds of 5-under 65 to finish with an
impressive 11-shot victory.
The win comes on the heals of Knapp's victories
at the Pennsylvania Mid-Amateur and the
Pennsylvania Public Links. He was also the low
amateur at this year's U.S. Senior Open.
TOM BRANDES WINS
3RD STRAIGHT WASHINGTON SENIOR
Tom Brandes shot 4-under 68 in the final round
to take his third straight Washington State
Brandes led entering the final round by one hot
but caught fire in the final round to put it away.
Brandes, of Bellevue, Wash., was 4-under at
the turn as he cruised to an eight-shot victory.
Throughout the event, Brandes recorded 14
birdies and an eagle.
Bob Burton finished second.
MIKE PECK RALLIES FOR TEXAS SENIOR
Mike Peck was one shot off the lead entering
the final round of play at the Texas Senior
Championship but closed with a 2-under 69 and
a two-shot victory at Willow Brook Country Club
in Tyler, Tex.
Peck finished the 54-hole event at 4-under 209.
Tom McGraw and Bill Holstead finished at 2-
under and tied for second place.