Rick Morton Takes Title at CPGA Senior Open
Colonial Country Club
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Story by Carolina's PGA
THOMASVILLE, NC (April 12, 2016)--PGA Professional Rick Morton came from 5 strokes back after round 1 to win the Carolinas PGA Colonial CC Senior Open Tuesday. Keeping steady through mild wind and rain, Morton fired 72-68 for a 2-day total of 2-under par 140 to take the Overall Championship and Professional Division by 1 stroke.
The CPGA Colonial CC Senior Open is the first tournament of the year for the Carolinas PGA's Senior Associate Program which is a tournament series open to amateur golfers and Carolinas PGA Professionals age 50 and up. The series provides an inviting atmosphere for seniors to test their skills against others in their age range, or to just relax and enjoy some of the best courses the Carolinas have to offer.
In the Champions Division, the top three finishers included some of the best senior golfers in the Carolinas, perhaps even the country. Pat Thompson of Asheville, NC won the division with scores of 70-72=142. In close second was Sherrill Britt of West End, NC with 72-71=143 and behind him in third was Preston Edmondson of Morrisville, NC with 71-75=146.
The Super Seniors Division was won by Garland Yates of Asheboro, NC. Yates won a score card playoff after finishing in a tie for first with 76-71=147. Also winning a score card playoff and the Legends Division was Larry Boswell of Jamestown, NC. Boswell finished with 76-73=149.
Three amateurs finished in the Overall Championship top-10 as well. Pat Thompson (Asheville, NC) finished in third at even-par, Sherrill Britt (West End, NC) finished T4 at 1-over-par while Preston Edmondson (Morrisville, NC) was T8 at 4-over-par