Mark Weston (rt) with Tournament Director Brandon Youmans, PGA
Photo Courtesy of Jones Cup Senior Invitational
SEA ISLAND, GA (March 9, 2016) The 2016 edition of
the Jones Cup Senior Individual played at Sea Island
Golf Club came down to a playoff between Mark
Weston and Jonathon Valuck with Weston coming out
Weston had lost four consecutive playoffs
including one in last years Senior Amateur Qualifier
before knocking in a 30-foot birdie putt on the 18th,
the third playoff hole.
"This is the best win I have ever
had," said Weston. "This was just a
strong field (to come out on top against)."
The playoff started on the first, went to the 17th
and then onto the 18th as each player parred the
first two sudden death holes.
Both Weston (71, 72, 72) and Valuck (73, 71,
71) finished the final round tied at 5-over for the
tournament. Weston from Windermere, FL bounced
back from a 3-over 38 on the front side and earned
his way into the playoff with a back nine 34 (1-
On the front side Weston, who missed just two
fairways all week, bogeyed the final three holes.
Weston was able to bounce back with a birdie on 10,
the first of two on the back to go along with a bogey.
Valuck started the day off slowly as he bogeyed
three of his first four holes before picking up birdies
on the fifth and seventh holes to turn his day around.
The Oklahoma City native then played his way into
the playoff with an even-par backside. Valuck
registered seven pars to go along with a bogey on 15
and a birdie on 17.
For Weston his biggest shot of the day came on
the par-4 ninth. Following two straight bogeys
Weston drilled a fifteen footer to save bogey. He
then went on to birdie the 10th.
"I've won before but I'm getting a little
older and now you have the young guys coming and
you have good fields so it's not easy to win,"
explained Weston. "But when you perform well
and get it done it is the icing on the cake."
Weston also got up and down for par from the
backside of the 18th green to remain at 5-over for
Second round leader John Skeadas struggled in
the final round dropping back to 8-over for the
tournament following a final day 7-over, 77 to finish
in seventh. Doug Hanzel (+6), David Nelson (+6)
and last years winner Jack Hall (+7) rounded out the
In the Super Senior division Don Marsh captured
the title with a final round 1-under 69, the best round
of the day in either flight. Following two-rounds of
74 Marsh carded three birdies including two in a
bogey free final nine.
Marsh won the title by one-stroke finishing at 7-
over par for the tournament. His two-under back
nine was good enough for a one-stroke victory over
Robert Hess (+8).
Rounding out the top-5 were Ed Davis (+11),
Ron Hunter (+12) and Richard Van Leuvan (+13).
ABOUT THE Jones Cup Senior Invitational
54-hole senior invitational event inaugurated
in 2012, that follows in the footsteps of the
Jones Cup, an event that unofficially kicks off
the amateur circuit each year.
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