Timuquana Cup Senior: Doug Hanzel Goes Back-to-Back
Doug Hanzel with 2016 Senior Division trophy
(Photo Courtesy of Clint Avret)
JACKSONVILLE, FL (May 8, 2016) - For the second straight year Doug Hanzel has won the Senior Division at the Timuquana Cup. On the final day at Timuquana Country Club Hanzel took a circuitous route before posting an even-par 72 and a 54-hole winning score of 2-under. Sunday's win was the second of the year for Hanzel after he previously won the Florida Azalea Senior.
Hanzel, the fifth ranked senior in the country, began the day leading Jack Hall by two shots, but stumbled out of gate with four bogeys on the first seven holes. As a result, Hanzel dropped all the way back to 2-over for the tournament. In the mean time, Hall improved to 2-under and four clear of Hanzel, thanks to a three birdie, one bogey start during the same stretch of holes.
After the bogey on No. 7, his last of the day, a light seemed to switch on for Hanzel as he birdied 8 and 9 back-to-back to get back to even and within two shots. Once more Hall responded with a birdie on No. 10 to lead by three with only eight holes to play.
However, over the final eight-holes the script was drastically flipped once more. Hanzel played bogey-free golf on the back nine and returned to 2-under following birdies on 12 and 15. On the flip side Hall struggled carding four bogeys on the homeward nine and finished the day where he began, two-strokes behind Hanzel at even-par.
David Anthony (+3) finished third in the Senior Division while John Gibbs (+4) was fourth and Jeff Belk (+6) placed fifth.
SUPER SENIOR DIVISION
Tournament host Steve Melnyk won the Super Senior Division title at the Timuquana Cup for the second consecutive year, besting second place finisher John Darr by six-strokes. Melnyk posted three day scores of 70-70-73 and finished 3-under, the lowest overall score at Timuquana Country Club across the three divisions.
Kim Schwencke (+13) was third in the Super Senior Division.
ABOUT THE Timuquana Cup Senior
Invitational tournament with a field
of 40 of the top Mid Amateur players in the
country, together with 20 of the top
Amateurs and 18 more Super Senior amateurs
(new for 2015).
The theme of the event will be a
Friends" with a small, select field
those individuals whose passion is
golf. The Timuquana Cup will be a
of amateur golf.
The tournament chairman is Steve Melnyk,
USGA Rules Official Tom Dudley will be in
charge of course set up and the rules of
competition. One of the highlights of this
year's event will be a cocktail cruise on the
Johns River departing from the Timuquana
Country Club dock and housing will be
for many competitors in members' homes.
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