In the first year in quite some time that Pittsburgh’s Paul Schlachter hasn’t been effected by injury or illness, he showed just what he was capable of, finishing first in the amateurgolf.com – Bridgestone Golf senior point standings with a total of 6,000 points, the highest total of any golfer, regardless of age or gender, in the country.
Schlachter, a teacher at Upper St. Clair High School in Pittsburgh, finished 26th in the rankings last year, but moved to the top of the field courtesy of victories in a trio of high-profile senior events, the Senior Masters, Gateway Senior Invitational and the Inverness Senior Invitational.
He padded his point totals by finishing in the top-5 in four more national events, the Adams Golf Senior, National Senior Hall of Fame, Lupton Invitational and Bobcat Trail Senior.
Schlachter finished in the top-15 in a dozen more events to help him finish with a 700 point gap between him and Georgia’s Paul Marsh, the second place finisher.
The stellar season also earned Schlachter his fourth straight Western Pennsylvania Golf Association Senior of the Year title, putting him one behind the record of five straight set by Bill Baloh from 1999-2003.
For complete standings, click here.