Georgia Super Sr: Bill Leonard prevails
Bill Leonard
Bill Leonard
ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. (April 3, 2014) - Bill Leonard of Dallas fired a 2-under-par 70 in the final round to win the Georgia Super Senior Championship by four strokes over 2013 winner, Don Marsh of Johns Creek. The seventh annual event took place at Barnsley Resort, April 2-3.

Leonard began the final round three strokes behind Marsh after a steady opening-round even-par 72. On the first hole, Leonard bogeyed and Marsh made par, so the deficit quickly increased to four strokes. Leonard then birdied the second hole, while Marsh went on to birdie four and bogey three-straight holes - six, seven and eight. Making the turn at 2-under for the day, Leonard added a birdie on 12 and a bogey on 18 which ended up good enough to seal the deal.

Marty Perez of Lithonia finished third overall at 7-over-par 151 (76-75). Two players tied for fourth at 8-over-par 152, including Larry Clark of Kingston (76-76) and Joe Whisenant of Douglasville (75-77). Spencer Sappington of Milton (77-76), a three-time winner of this event, tied for sixth with Dick Van Leuvan of Roswell (76-77) at 9-over-par 153. Charlie Busbee of McDonough (80- 75) and Stephen Schwartz of Savannah (73-82) shared the eighth-place spot overall at 11-over-par 155. Rounding out the top 10 on the overall leaderboard were four players at 13-over-par 157: Bill Brown of Atlanta (78-79), Frank Brown, Jr., of Rome (76-81), Ken Benson of Alpharetta (76-81) and Jim Planche of Lawrenceville (75-82).

Shot of the tournament goes to Frank Brown, Jr., of Rome who recorded an ace on the 129-yard third hole with an 8-iron during Wednesday's opening round at Barnsley Resort. He finished in a four-person tie for 10th.

In a flight-by-flight breakdown, Randall Rozier won flight one at 15-over-par 159 (80-79). Bob Beebe of Johns Creek topped the second flight at 14-over-par 158 (76-82). Roger Stapp of Gainesville won flight three at 23-over-par 167 (84-83). Two players from Kennesaw tied for fourth flight honors at 32-over-par 176, including Don Gardner (90-86) and Ernie Drew (86-90). Flight five went to Brad Ward of Marietta at 36-over-par 180 (90-90). Joe Linden of Woodstock (90-88) and Charles Curtis of Marietta (90-88) finished atop the sixth flight at 34-over-par 178.

Entries were open to male amateur golfers age 65 or older as of April 2, and who belong to a GSGA member club. The low 72 entries were determined by handicap index and remaining 39 players were determined by lottery.

Barnsley Resort played to 6,137 yards and a par 72 for the Georgia Super Senior Championship.

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