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U.S. Senior Challenge: Holley, Alabama Take Titles
BIRMINGHAM, AL (June 8, 2017) - Joey Holley shot a final-round 68 to win the individual championship and lead his Alabama (2) team to the team championship at the U.S. Senior Challenge at Pine Tree Country Club.

Holley, of Troy, birdied the final hole to post a four-under 212 total, one shot ahead of Steve Hudson representing the Alabama (1) team, and Tim Freeh representing the Arizona (2) team.

Freeh entered the round tied with Steve Humphrey of Kentucky at one-under 143 and closed with a 70. Hudson's final-round 69 was one of four scores in the 60s.

Humphrey shot an even-par final round 72 and finished tied fifth at 215. He was joined at that score by Bev Hargraves of Arkansas.

Hamp Andrews, Jolley's teammate on the Alabama (2) team, had the round of the day, a five-under 67, to finish solo sixth at even-par 216.

TEAM STANDINGS

The Alabama (2) team came into the final round with a seven-shot lead over the Alabama (1) team, and came up with the round of the tournament. The team score in this championship is determined by taking the best three scores of the four players on each hole, and on eight different holes the Alabama (2) team registered under par scores. Their final round of 202, fourteen under par, allowed them to win by ten shots over Alabama (1).

Oklahoma finished alone in third, 23 shots back. Kentucky was fourth and Ohio fifth.

ROUND TWO RECAP

With 18-holes remaining at the U.S. Senior Challenge Invitational hosted by Pine Tree Country Club the 1-under lead belongs to Tim Freeh and Steve Humphrey.

Freeh moved into the lead following a second round 2-under 70 that included three birdies and a bogey. The birdies came in succession on Nos. 9-11.

Humphrey is apart of the top spot on the leaderboard after carding a 1-under 71 on day two. The day for Humphrey included four birdies, a bogey and a double-bogey. Humphrey's double-bogey came on the 14th hole but he was able to rebound with birdies on the 16th and 18th holes.

First round co-leader Joey Holley, Steve Hudson and Bev Hargraves are tied for third at even-par while in sixth it is the 1-over Richard Jeffers.

TEAM STANDINGS

The team standings are being dominated by Alabama Team 2 and at 1-over they lead by seven shots over Alabama Team 1 (+8).

Alabama Team 2 received contributing rounds from Joey Holley (E), Richard Jeffers (+1) and Robert Parmar (+3).

Oklahoma is a distant third at 17-over, Michigan at 21-over is fourth while 22-over Kentucky is fifth.

ROUND ONE RECAP

Joey Holley carded a 2-under 70 on Tuesday at the U.S. Senior Challenge Invitational hosted by Pine Tree Country Club to take a one shot lead after the first round.

Holley started his round on the 11th hole and after his 13th hole of the day he was 1-over for the round. However, in golf things can change quickly and they certainly did for Holley as he carded birdies on Nos. 6, 7 and 8 to reach 2-under and the top of the leaderboard. Following the run of three birdies in four holes Holley parred his final hole of the day to sign for a four birdie, two bogey round.

Four players --Robert Parmar, Cyrus Whitney, Bev Hargraves and Mike Brummer-- are all tied for second at 1-under while an additional five players are sharing sixth at even-par.

TEAM STANDINGS

In the team standings Alabama Team 2 is 3-under and leading the race by seven shots. Each team includes four players with the top-three scores counting for the team tally.

On Tuesday Alabama Team 2 received scores from leader Joey Holley (-2), Robert Parmer (-1) and Richard Jeffers (E).

Alabama Team 1 (+4) is in second place and Oklahoma (+5) is third.

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 with a maximum handicap of 4. Participants are selected by recommendations from the State Captains, present participants, and approved by the Executive Director.

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Results For U.S. Senior Challenge Individual Golf Championship
1ALJoey HolleyTroy, AL50070-74-68=212
T2ALSteve HudsonBirmingham, AL30073-71-69=213
T2DETim FreehBroadkill Beach, DE30073-70-70=213
T4ARBev HargravesHelena, AR20071-73-71=215
T4KYSteve HumphreyLexington, KY20072-71-72=215

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