Steve Wilson wins U.S. Senior Challenge in playoff
Steve Wilson with U.S. Senior Challenge trophy <br>(U.S. SR Challenge Photo)</br>
Steve Wilson with U.S. Senior Challenge trophy
(U.S. SR Challenge Photo)

LAS VEGAS, NV (June 9, 2016) -- Regulation wasn't enough but on the second extra hole Steve Wilson was able to outlast 36-hole leader Jack Slayton and win the U.S. Senior Challenge. Both players finished the final round at Spanish Trail Country Club 3-under, thus sending the tournament to extra holes.

Wilson began the final round trailing Slayton by one shot before shooting an even-par 72 and earning his spot in the playoff. The final 54-hole scoring total for Wilson was 70-71-72--213. Slayton began the day at 4-under but dropped a shot with a 1-over 73 and fell back into a tie. During his 54-holes Slayton went 72-68-73--213.

Wilson and Slayton were two of just four players to finish under-par with John Hull and Jonathan Valuck the other two. Hull and Valuck tied for third at 1-under while John P. Hornbeck finished 4-over to complete the top-five.

In the Super Senior Division Wayne Peddy was the only player under-par on the final day and he finished 6-over to win by one.

The U.S. Senior Team Challenge was won by the quartet of Mark Miller, Steve Wilson, Dan Bieber and Casey Boyns. They finished with a two-day score of 641 and 13 shots ahead of the second place team.

Results For U.S. Senior Challenge Individual Championship
1CASteve WilsonSolana Beach, CA50070-71-72=213
2NMJack SlaytonAlbuquerque, NM30072-68-73=213
T3WYJohn HullSheridan, WY20070-72-73=215
T3OKJon ValuckOklahoma City, OK20071-70-74=215
5WYJohn HornbeckSaratoga, WY20080-67-73=220

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ABOUT THE U.S. Senior Challenge

The U.S. Senior Championship is played each year at Gross Stroke play and includes participants 55 years of age and over. Participants are selected by recommendations from the State Captains, present participants, and approved by the Executive Director.

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