Michael Mercier overtakes Rick Woulfe for lead at Dixie Senior Amateur
FT. LAUDERDALE, Florida (December 13, 2014) -
Rick Woulfe's torrid
streak of golf came to and end on Saturday, but
heck, he might be tired. That would be
understandable after winning both the Crane Cup
Society of Seniors Ralph Bogart tournaments
latter only finishing on Wednesday) and then
out and shooting 6-under in the first round of the
Dixie. Who does he think he is, Jordan Spieth?
All kidding aside, Woulfe, a living
of Florida amateur
golf and lifetime member of AmateuGolf.com,
shot himself in the foot on Saturday, posting 1-
73 to stand at 5-under and one shot back of new
leader Michael Mercier. He will of course, be
in the final group on Sunday.
And let's give Mercier some credit for going out
taking things into his own hands. The June
Florida resident's 4-under 68 is one of the best in
tournament and by far the best on Sunday, when
other player broke 70. (5 players shot under 70
Friday.) If Mercier can shave two strokes off of
as he did off his first round 70, he's going to be
tough to beat on Sunday. Earlier this year, he
tackled challenging conditions in finishing third
British Senior Amateur.
Rounding out the final group at Heron Bay
Sunday is defending champ Doug Hanzel, the
U.S. Senior champion who stands at 3-under
even-par 72 on Saturday.
Stepen Rose and Craig Scott
tied for the Super-Senior lead at one-under 143
John Baldwin is three back.