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Hargett, Ishee hold ground for Senior North & South titles
Eddie Hargett (SCGA photo)
Eddie Hargett (SCGA photo)

PINEHURST, N.C. (Aug. 22, 2018) – Eddie Hargett held on to his second-round lead at the Senior North & South and turned it into a four-shot victory Wednesday at Pinehurst No. 2. Hargett had a final-round, 2-under 74 on a day when scores rose across the board.

Hargett only had three birdies on No. 2, a course that has hosted nine USGA events since 1962, including three U.S. Opens. He managed an even-par 36 on the front, but had 38 on the back to finish with 74. Hargett was 5 under for the week, and ended up four ahead of runners-up Joe Shaktman and Johnny Elam.

Already this year, Hargett has finished second at the Chanticleer Senior and T-3 at the Gasparilla Senior. This is his first Senior North & South title.

Shaktman and Elam both had a final-round 71, which was the best score of the day. Shaktman missed finishing in solo second thanks to a double bogey on No. 18.

Scott Mayne and Walter Todd shared fourth place with a 1-over total. Defending champion Todd Hendley tied for seventh with John Ambridge and John Fritz.

In the super senior division, Jerry Ishee II closed with 76 at Pinehurst No. 6, but still managed to hang on for a one-shot victory over Bruce Scamehorn. Ishee had at least a share of the lead for each of the first two rounds.

Results: North & South Senior
1SCEddie HargettBlythewood, SC80070-67-74=211
T2FLJoe ShaktmanCoral Springs, FL50073-71-71=215
T2NCJohnny ElamCharlotte, NC50071-73-71=215
T4PAScott MayneHarrisburg, PA40072-70-75=217
T4SCWalter ToddLaurens, SC40070-74-73=217

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ABOUT THE North & South Senior

Part of the annual North & South series of tournaments at Pinehurst that include Men's, Women's, Juniors and Seniors. Entries are open to male and female golfers who meet the requirements below. All applicants must conform to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status and meet the requirements of the USGA Gender Policy.

In the Men's Open Division, applicants must have reached 55 years of age by tournament date to be eligible for competition. All applicants must have a handicap index of 8.4 or less. In the Men's Super-Senior Division, applicants must have reached 65 years of age by tournament date to be eligible for competition. All applicants must have a handicap index 10.4 or less.

FORMAT: 54-holes of stroke play will determine the Champion. Play will be divided into four divisions (Men’s Open, Men’s Super-Senior, Women’s Open, and Women’s Super-Senior) and contested with one round each on Pinehurst No. 1, No. 5, No. 8. A full field will consist of 90 Open Men and 90 Super-Senior Men.

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