Society of Seniors Spring Classic: A Wet Ending

PENSACOLA, Fla. (March 26, 2009) – Heavy overnight rain which made the course unplayable combined with tornado warnings Thursday morning to force cancellation of the final round of the inaugural Society of Seniors Spring Classic at Pensacola Country Club.

As a result, the second round leaders were awarded the titles – Ron Carter of Monticello, Ind., senior division, 55-64 years of age, and Rich Anderson of Bloomington, Minn., super seniors, 65-and-older. Carter shot 73-70—143. Anderson had 78-68—146.

The new Spring Classic was the first of seven tournaments to be staged this year by the Society of Seniors, an international organization of senior amateur golfers 55 and older with handicaps of three or less. There are 825 members with 94 entered here.

The remaining schedule: April 27-29, John Kline Super Seniors, Delray Dunes CC, Boynton Beach, Fla.; June 1-3, Ed Tutwiler Four-Ball, Desert Mountain CC, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Aug. 12-14, The Hesler, The Farm GC, Dalton, Ga.; Sept. 28-29, Fall Classic, Kiva Dunes, Gulf Shores, Ala.; Oct. 19-22, Dale Morey-John Owens Championship, The Honors Course and Lookout Mountain GC, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Dec. 15-17, Ralph Bogart Winter Invitational, TwinEagles CC, Naples, Fla.

Tutwiler, Morey and Bogart founded the Society of Seniors in 1982.

The Spring Classic prize winners follow:


Society of Seniors Spring Classic Pensacola CC, Pensacola, Fla.

Seniors (55-64), 6,608 yards, par 72 Ron Carter, Monticello, Ind. 73-70—143 Robert Shelton, Lafayette, La. 74-71—145 Tom Studer, Joliet, Ill. 72-73—145 John Darr, Gainesville 71-74—145 Pete Allen, Southport, N.C. 74-73—147 Don Marsh, Alpharetta, Ga. 71-76—147 Phil Pavoni, Macon, Ga. 77-71—148 A.B. Sisco, Pensacola 75-73—148 Donald Crump, Atlanta, Ga. 74-74—148 David Fry, Montgomery, Ala. 81-69—150 Vinny Giles, Richmond, Va. 75-75—150 Jody Vasquez, Aledo, Texas 75-75—150 Mike Smith, Cumming, Ga. 74-76—150 John McCreary, Greenport, N.Y. 82-69—151 Fred Silver, Lewiston, N.Y. 77-74—151 Peter Van Ingen, New York, N.Y. 77-74—151

Super Seniors (65-74), 6,295 yards, par 72 Rich Anderson, Bloomington, Minn. 78-68—146 Don Wood, Louisville, Ky. 77-70—147 Mark Mulvoy, Rye, N.Y. 74-73—147 Bob Hullender, San Antonio, Texas 71-76—147 Charles McClaskey, Elkton, Md. 75-73—148 Charles Busbee, McDonough, Ga. 75-74—149 Curtis Wagner, Peachtree City, Ga. 74-75—149 Michael Mahoney, Scottsdale, Ariz. 73-76—149 Ed Craig, Orlando, Fla. 79-71—150 Bill Erwin, West Palm Beach, Fla. 79-71—150 Bill Stallings, McLean, Va. 79-72—151 Walt Martin, Oakton, Va. 78-73—151 M ills Rendell, Winnetka, Ill. 77-74—151 Paul Davies, St. Helena Island, S.C. 76-75—151

Super Seniors (75-up), 6,295 yards, par 72 Bob Wise, Birmingham, Ala. 82-77—159 John Kline, San Antonio, Texas 86-86—172

Latest in 

Amateurgolf.com, Inc.
6965 El Camino Real 105-631
Carlsbad, CA 92011