SPRING, TX (April 7, 2016)--Mike Booker comes from
behind to win the 2016 South Senior Amateur
Championship by three strokes with a 3-under par 69
in the final round. In the Super Senior Division, Peter
Kirchner held on to a share of the lead and won by
three strokes with a final round 1-under par 71. This
year’s championship was conducted on the Tradition
Course at Cypresswood Golf Club, north of Houston in
Booker, of The Woodlands, won his ninth TGA
Championship by three strokes with a 36-hole total of
3-under par 141. After an opening round even par 72,
Booker trailed Ivan Lawson by two strokes coming into
today’s final round. Booker got off to a good start and
was 1-under through his first three holes. He would
give the stroke right back on the par four fourth hole.
Booker was able to recover quickly and made two more
birdies on his way to a 2-under par 34 on his first nine.
Booker dedicated his great play to the amount of
golf he has played over the past week. “Last week I
played in my club’s Match Play event. That gave me a
chance to practice and play and I felt a little sharper
than usual coming into this week. It’s a great golf
course that rewards good shots. It was a great field
that had a lot of good scoring.”
Booker finished his final nine holes with birdies on
both of the par fives and a bogey on the par three 14th
hole for a second nine 1-under 35.
Booker previously won the South Senior Amateur
Championship in 2012 at the Club at Falcon Point in
Finishing in a tie for second place are San
Antonio’s Bobby Baugh and Scott Smith, of Houston.
Both players entered the final round at 1-under par 71
and finished at even par 144 for the two days. First
round leader Ivan Lawson, of Cypress, finished in solo
sixth at 3-over par 147.
Kirchner, of Spring, claimed the Super Senior
Division with a 36 hole total 2-under par 142. Kirchner
held on to his share of the lead and won by three
strokes over Marshall Utterson, of Houston, and Tom
McGraw, of Montgomery, who finished at 1-over par
Kirchner also won the Super Senior Division in
2012 at the Club at Falcon Point.
Top 15 and ties in the Senior Division have earned
an exemption into this year’s Texas Senior Amateur
Championship at Escondido Golf & Lake Club on
September 9-11th. Top 10 and ties in the Super Senior
Division have earned an exemption into next year’s
Texas Super Senior Amateur Championship.
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