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SOS Ralph Bogart Tournament: Victory for Tallent, Hullender

NAPLES, Fla. (December 18, 2008)-–Pat Tallent of Vienna, Va., and Bob Hullender of San Antonio, Texas, were the winners Thursday in the Society of Seniors’ 26th annual Ralph Bogart Invitational golf tournament at The Club at Mediterra.

Tallent won the senior division for Society members 55 and 64 years of age, closing with 71 for a 14 under par 202 and victory by one stroke. Scoring his first Society title, Tallent held off 2006 Bogart champion Rick Woulfe of Fort Lauderdale and Graham Cooke of Hudson, Quebec, who was making his first appearance with the Society. They tied at 203 on final round scores of 67 and 69, respectively.

By comparison, Hullender earned his 11th Society title in taking the super seniors for players 65 and older for the second year in a row. He beat Rich Anderson of Bloomington, Minn., by two strokes, 68-211 to 73-213.

Bill Zylstra of Plymouth, Mich., the defending champion in the younger age group, finished sixth at 217. But his final-round 76 allowed Jerry Hudgins of Houston, TX to capture amateurgolf.com - Bridgestone Golf Player-of-the-Year honors. Tied with Zylstra heading into the final round, Hudgins closed with a 71 to finish fourth at 212 and earn just enough points to finish the year atop the points list.

There were 98 entries for the last of five Society of Seniors tournaments this year. There are two new events on the 2009 schedule for a total of seven, beginning with the inaugural Spring Classic on March 24-26 at Pensacola, Fla., Country Club.

The Society of Seniors is an organization of senior amateur golfers 55 and older with handicaps of three or less. There are more than 800 members. Bogart was one of the founding members. He died in February, 2004.

Society of Seniors
Ralph Bogart Invitational
The Club at Mediterra, Naples, Fla.
South course, par 72

Seniors (55-64 years), 6,654 yards

Pat Tallent, Vienna, Va. 65-66-71—202
Rick Woulfe, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 65-71-67—203
Graham Cooke, Hudson, Quebec 67-67-69—203
Jerry Hudgins, Houston, Texas 71-70-71—212
Dan Smith, Fairfield, Ohio 74-69-71—214
Bill Zylstra, Plymouth, Mich. 69-72-76—217
Jim Rollefson, New Berlin, Wis. 80-69-72—221
John Darr, Gainesville, Fla. 75-74-72—221
Ted Smith, Wilkinson, Ind. 73-72-76—221
Larry Clark, Kingston, Ga. 76-73-73—222
Pete Allen, Rochester Hills, Mich. 71-75-76—222
Mike Bell, Indianapolis, Ind. 76-77-70—223
Michael Rice, Houston, Texas 76-76-71—223
Norman Swenson, Linville, N.C. 72-77-76—225
Jim Bounds, Boynton Beach, Fla. 74-74-77—225
Jimmy Graham, Rye, N.Y. 81-75-71—227
Dave DeNezza, Greensburg, Pa. 78-76-73—227
Jerry Greenbaum, Atlanta, Ga. 74-80-73—227
Brian Jeffrey, Collinwood, Ontario 77-75-75—227
Bob Allshouse, Greensburg, Pa. 77-78-73—228
Don Russell, Atlanta, Ga. 76-77-75—228
Mike Brummer, Rapid City, S.D. 75-78-75—228
Gene Ryzewicz, Westport, Conn. 74-79-75—228

Super Seniors (65-older), 6,254 yards
Bob Hullender, San Antonio, Texas 74-69-68—211
Rich Anderson, Bloomington, Minn. 67-73-73—213
Skip Juris, Dublin, Ohio 72-67-76—215
Gordon Brewer, Pine Valley, N.J. 71-76-69—216
Gus Kozina, Beach Park, Ill. 72-71-73—216
Lance Melik, Port Charlotte, Fla. 67-75-77—219
Curtis Wagner, Peachtree City, Ga. 75-73-73—221
Phillip Leckey, Tampa, Fla. 76-73-73—222
Bill Dorece, Cincinnati, Ohio 74-75-73—222
Bill Erwin, West Palm Beach, Fla. 74-73-75—222
Tommy Bates, Atlanta, Ga. 75-76-73—224
Walk Martin, Oakton, Va. 73-75-76—224
Jim Sechrist, Howell, Mich. 80-74-71—225
Charles Busbee, McDonough, Ga. 77-74-76—227
Jim Logue, North Andover, Mass. 78-79-71—228
Ron Goldburg, Delray Beach, Fla. 76-78-74—228
Dick Evenson, Estero, Fla. 79-74-75—228
Yancey Ford, Ruckersville, Va. 76-75-77—228
Phil Saylor, Johnstown, Pa. 77-75-77—229
Bob Hughett, Lincoln, Neb. 72-80-774229
Skip Snow, Dayton, Ohio 74-76-79—229
Dave King, Sterling, Va. 75-74-80—229
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