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Mark Morgan cruises to victory at California State Fair Senior
2015 champion Mark Morgan (SGC photo)
2015 champion Mark Morgan (SGC photo)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Mark Morgan posted back-to-back rounds of 69 at the California State Fair Senior Men's Championship, cruising to a three-stroke victory over Mitch Harrison at Mather Golf Course.

Morgan led after the first round by one over Harrison, as well as Jeff Burda, and extended that lead to the eventual winning total after another stellar round. Harrison's rounds of 70 and 71 secured him second place by one over Burda, the 2012 champion, who closed with 72.

The low round of the tournament went to Greg Durst, who fired 67 in the final round to jump into the top-four, alongside Mike Parnow and Scott Anderson at 144.

Defending champion Jim Knoll was in contention after day one at 71 but posted 75 on Sunday and fell back into a tie for ninth place.

In the Super Senior division, Bob Thomason carded 69 on Sunday to squeak by Herb Jensen for a one-shot win. The win was in comeback fashion for Thomason, who trailed first-round leader Charles Richesin by five after Saturday.

ABOUT THE California State Fair Senior

The Sacramento Golf Council presents the 22nd annual State Fair Senior Championship and 9th annual State Fair Super Senior Championship on Saturday and Sunday, September 1 and 2, 2018 at Mather Golf Course.

The tournament is played at scratch and is open to male amateur golfers 55 and older with a current handicap index of 7.4 or less (Senior) and 65 and older with an index of 9.4 and less (Super Senior).

The entry fee is $165 and includes two days of green fees, range balls and awards (power carts not included).

The competition will be stroke play over 36 holes (18 holes each day). In the event of a tie for the championship title (Senior and Super Senior), there will be a playoff.

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