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Ted Smith wins Dave King Senior Invitational

story by Don Jenkins

HAYMARKET, Virginia (July 29, 2009) -- Ted Smith of Wilkinson, IN, won the eleventh annual David King Senior Legends Invitational by one shot with a seven-under total of 209 (67-69-73).  The tournament was hosted by Evergreen CC in Haymarket, Virginia for the tenth straight year.

Smith, ranked third in the current Golfweek national senior rankings, executed a delicate up-and-down on the final hole to edge John Long (Centreville, VA, 71-69-70 - 210) and Bill Zylstra (Plymouth, MN, 70-71-69-210). Zylstra  is second in the national rankings.

Richmond, Virginia's Vinny Giles finished fourth with 211 (71-69-71 -211). Smith entered the final round with a two shot lead over two-time defending champion Jerry Hudgins (Kingwood, TX), four shots over Long and Giles and five over Zylstra.

After a bogey at the first Smith steadied himself with birdies at 3 and 6, turning in one-under 35. Smith's lead was three over Zylstra who turned in 33 and four over Long, who matched Smith's 35, and Hudgins, who double-bogeyed the second hole and turned in 37. Giles shot 38 on the front and fell seven back.  Smith bogeyed 14 and 17 coming in allowing Long and Zylstra an opportunity to catch him.  Zylstra, however, bogied 12 and double-bogeyed the 16th, eliminating his chances.  Long birdied No. 12 and found himself with a 20 footer on the last hole to tie which just missed right. Zylstra birdied 17 and 18 to tie Long. Giles made a run on the back as well with a 33 but fell two short. 

In the super senior Division, Stan Fischer of Richmond, VA, won by seven shots with six-under 210 (72-67-71).  Skip Juris (Dublin, OH) was second with 217.  Virginian's Charlie Jurgonis (Fairfax) and George Ownes (Virginia Beach) tied for 3rd with 218.

Final results follow:

  Seniors          
Pos Contestant Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Tot  
1 Ted Smith 67 69 73 209  
2 John Long 71 69 70 210  
  Bill Zylstra 70 71 69 210  
4 Vinny Giles 71 69 71 211  
5 Jerry Hudgins 66 72 74 212  
6 Peter Allen 73 72 70 215  
  Charles Schimmin 73 68 74 215  
8 John Hoffman 75 69 73 217  
9 Ron Carter 76 71 71 218  
  Jim Hays 72 74 72 218  
  John Casstevens 74 70 74 218  
  Paul Schlachter 71 70 77 218  
13 Peter Van Ingen 71 76 72 219  
14 Robert Albus 71 77 72 220  
  Donald Jeanes 72 73 75 220  
  James Wheeler 72 72 76 220  
17 Bob Howe 73 73 75 221  
  Ray Womach 73 72 76 221  
19 Tom Grady 77 71 74 222  
  Chip Ward 72 72 78 222  
21 Gary Kirwan 75 76 72 223  
  James Anthony 77 73 73 223  
  Greg Mokler 74 75 74 223  
  Pokey Buchanan 72 74 77 223  
25 Charles Bagby 69 81 74 224  
  John Armstrong 73 74 77 224  
27 Joe Pavoni 76 78 71 225  
  Tim Vigotsky 75 76 74 225  
  Dave LeClere 76 73 76 225  
  Bill Lawler 74 75 76 225  
  Stan Abytko 71 78 76 225  
32 Bill Engel 77 75 74 226  
  John Price 75 72 79 226  
34 Mike Weiner 75 79 73 227  
  Jeff Nemoytin 73 79 75 227  
36 Lynn Wessman 71 77 80 228  
37 Larry Den 77 72 80 229  
38 Ross Robinson 78 78 74 230  
  Mark Schechter 75 81 74 230  
  James Castagna 81 73 76 230  
41 David Sibley 80 74 77 231  
  Roy Holloway 73 79 79 231  
  Robert Gardiner 78 73 80 231  
44 Leo Langan 76 81 76 233  
  Stephen Fay 74 79 80 233  
46 Kim Mansfield 74 77 83 234  
47 George Kapetanakis 79 81 75 235  
48 Richard Hubbard 75 87 74 236  
  Joseph Cordaro 74 80 82 236  
50 Eddie Litten 85 75 77 237  
  Dan Tate 79 78 80 237  
52 John Osborne 79 78 81 238  
53 James Cecchini 82 78 79 239  
54 Thomas Pomroy 84 80 78 242  
55 Jerry Estep 79 80 84 243  
56 Jeff Coffman 79 81 84 244  
  J.P. Leigh 80 72 WD    
  Charles Horner 77 79 WD    
  Rober Macwhinnie 78 82 WD    
             
  Super-Seniors          
Pos Contestant Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Tot  
1 Stan Fischer 72 67 71 210  
2 Skip Juris 72 75 70 217  
3 Charlie Jurgonis 76 71 71 218  
  George Owens 72 72 74 218  
5 John Vardaman 75 72 72 219  
Bill Stallings 73 74 72 219  
  Roger Pitkin 72 72 75 219  
8 Jay Howson 76 71 73 220  
  Richard Anderson 71 75 74 220  
10 Tom Flory 76 71 74 221  
11 Charles Persinger 72 74 76 222  
12 Richard Suggs 73 76 74 223  
  Richard Tatum 75 73 75 223  
  Walt Martin 69 75 79 223  
15 Jeff Belfore 74 75 75 224  
  Walter Anderson 75 73 76 224  
  Yancey Ford 72 74 78 224  
18 Taylor Jennings 72 77 76 225  
  Charles Busbee 74 74 77 225  
20 William Kuhlmann 78 73 75 226  
  David Stewart 76 75 75 226  
  Donald Valcheff 77 72 77 226  
23 Mills Rendell 76 72 78 226  
24 David King 76 77 74 227  
  Robert Schmid 75 76 76 227  
26 Bill Erwin 79 73 76 228  
27 Daryl McClendon 78 77 75 230  
  Jack Forbes 78 76 76 230  
  Gerry Barnett 74 76 80 230  
  Henry Kerfoot 70 79 81 230  
31 Nick Kirkland 77 76 78 231  
32 Bob Moyers 81 78 73 232  
  Dan Pierre 80 77 75 232  
  Chuck Smith 79 74 79 232  
  Curtis Wagner 77 73 82 232  
36 Robert Niemann 81 77 75 233  
  Deane Hundley 76 81 76 233  
  Bob Murphy 75 77 81 233  
39 Curtis Fromal 76 80 78 234  
  Michael Sanger 74 82 78 234  
41 Ron Goldburg 81 78 77 236  
  Ben Shadoan 75 78 83 236  
43 Gary Lindberg 81 79 78 238  
  Steve Smith 77 81 80 238  
  Tommy Bates 81 75 82 238  
46 Ed Gilbert 73 88 78 239  
47 Jim Kite 75 83 83 241  
48 Gunnar Bennett 83 85 75 243  
  Gus Kozina 83 80 80 243  
  Paul Cobb 79 82 82 243  
  Terry Bracy 92 89 WD    

ABOUT THE David King Senior Invitational

In it's 14th year, the Dave King Senior Invitational will again be held at Evergreen Country Club in Haymarket, Virginia.

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