Goldburg Wins SOS Super Senior Title
24 Sep 2009

GULF SHORES, AL (September 24, 2009)--Ron Goldburg earned his first Society of Seniors title Thursday after close to a wire-to-wire performance in the Super Seniors Fall Classic at Kiva Dunes Golf Club. Goldburg, 65, a real estate builder and developer from Delray Beach, Fla., shot 70-76-72 for 218, winning his age group by two strokes.

The top three finishers all matched par as Georgians Don Marsh of Alpharetta and Spencer Sappington were second and third at 220 and 221. Frank Costanzo of Savannah, Ga., was the only player to break par the final round, posting the day’s low score, a 70, to climb from seventh to fourth.

Other winners were Bob Hullender of San Antonio, Texas, 70-74, and Boyd Johnson, Statesboro, Ga., 75-older. Like Goldburg, Johnson got his first Society victory. Hullender has won at least 11 times heretofore, including once in five of the Society’s seven tournaments, excluding two which were added this year.

The Society of Seniors is an organization of senior amateurs 55 years and older with handicaps of three or less when they were invited to join. Two tournaments remain on this year’s schedule: Oct. 19-22, Dale Morey-John Owens Championship, The Honors Course and Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and20Dec. 15-17, Ralph Bogart Winter Invitational, Club at Mediterra, Naples, Fla.

Society of Seniors-Super Seniors Fall Classic Kiva Dunes GC, Gulf Shores, Ala.

65-69, 6,183 yards, par 72
Ron Goldburg, Delray Beach, Fla. 70-76-72—218
Don Marsh, Alpharetta, Ga. 73-75-72—220
Spencer Sappington, Milton, Ga. 75-74-72—221
Frank Costanzo, Savannah, Ga. 76-77-70—223
Walt Martin, Oakton, Va. 74-79-73—226
Bill Dorece, Pompano Beach, Fla. 78-75-75—228
Michael Mahoney, Scottsdale, Ariz. 78-73-78—229
Barry Weatherbie, Pensacola, Fla. 82-73-74—229
Jack Vardaman, Washington, D.C. 70-80-80—230

70-74, 6,183 yards, par 72
Bob Hullender, San Antonio, Texas 75-75-75—225
Bob Twaddell, Houston, Texas 78-75-77—230
Curtis Wagner, Peachtree City, Ga. 79-78-75—232
Charles Busbee, McDonough, Ga, 78-78-77—233
Max Mathews, Andalusia, Ga. 77-77-79—233

75-up, 5,771 yards, par 72
Boyd Johnson, Statesboro, Ga. 72-75-73—220
Romie Holder, Tulsa, Okla. 76-75-73—224
Paul Cob, Norcross, Ga. 82-86-75—243
Bob Wise, Birmingham, Ala. 80-82-82—244
Bill Kirby, Shalimar, Fla. 78-88-79—245

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