Randy Hicken wins Utah Senior Amateur in Playoff
Randy Hicken <br>(UGA Photo)
Randy Hicken
(UGA Photo)

LOGAN, UT (August 26, 2016) -- Randy Hicken fired a 2-under 68 to reach even-par and then won the Utah Senior Amateur in a playoff over Steve Poulson.

Poulson was the only player to begin final round play at Logan Golf and Country Club under-par but he fired a 1-over 71 opening the day for Hicken.

Beginning the day 2-over and three behind Hicken started his round with a bogey before turning things around with birdies on every other hole, beginning with the 3rd and ending on the 9th. The 3-under 33 front nine brought Hicken to 1-under.

Early on the back nine Hicken was unable to keep the momentum going as he bogeyed the 10th and 14th holes before birdieing the 16th to reach even-par for good.

Now with Poulson playing in the group behind him Hicken had to await his fate. After double-bogeying the 13th to fall to 2-over Poulson had to battle back just to force a playoff and he did so with birdies on the 16th and 18th holes.

With the players tied at the end of 54-holes of play the two went to a playoff where Hicken emerged.

First round leader Brett Sampson finished third at 1-over, Dana Nelson was 4-over in fourth while Robert Underwood was 7-over in fifth.

In the Super Senior Division Doug Marriott bested Steven Brinton by four-strokes for the title. The Net Division was won by Jon Norton.

36-Hole Recap

Steven Poulson is 1-under and the lone play under-par after two rounds at the Utah Senior Amateur.

Poulson shot a first round 1-over 71 at Logan Golf and Country Club before coming back with a 2-under 68 on Friday. Following an even-par front nine with a birdie and a bogey Poulson birdied three of the first four holes on the back side with a bogey mixed in to reach 1-under.

Brett Sampson began the day 5-under and leading the field after a 5-under day one but he struggled in the second round with a 5-over 70 to return to even-par. Despite the struggles Sampson is in second place and only one-stroke off the pace.

Dana Nelson is third at 1-over, Randy Hicken is fourth at 2-over while Jon Norton is in fifth at 3-over.

ABOUT THE Utah Senior Stroke Play

Format: 54 holes stroke play for the Gross Division with a cut to the low 40 & ties after the second round. All remaining flights will be 36 holes of stroke play.

Flight Information: The tournament will have a Gross Division (age 50-64, gross only), a Super-Senior Division (65 and older, gross only) and a Net Division (age 50 and older, net only.) A player over the age of 65 may choose to compete in the overall championship but will be required to play the championship tees and will forfeit their eligibility in the super-senior division.

Eligibility: All UGA members who are 50 years of age or older as of the first day of competition are eligible to compete.

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