Top ranked Senior Lutz wins North & South at Pinehurst
PINEHURST, N.C. (Aug. 26, 2010) -- Talk about loving turning 55.
Chip Lutz, who turned 55 in January, has extended his lead over Ron Carter of Indiana in the amateurgolf.com Men's Senior Player-of-the-Year points race for 2011 by 1400 points with a victory at the North & South Senior Amateur at Pinehurst.
The North & South was a turnaround of sorts for Lutz, who, at 8-under for 54-holes was two strokes better than defending champion Paul Simson of North Carolina. Two weeks ago, Simson defeated Lutz at the British Senior Amateur, picking up his third title in the prestigious event.
It was also Lutz's incredible 5th victory of the year; his other wins include the Lupton Invitational and the Golfweek Senior Invitational where the resident of Reading, PA kicked off his 55-and-over golf party in January.
ABOUT THE North & South Senior
Part of the annual North & South series of
tournaments at Pinehurst that include Men's,
Women's, Juniors and Seniors. Entries are open
male and female golfers who meet the
requirements below. All applicants must conform
to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status and meet
the requirements of the USGA Gender Policy.
In the Men's Open Division, applicants must have
reached 55 years of age by tournament date to
be eligible for competition. All applicants must
have a handicap index of 8.4 or less.
In the Men's Super-Senior Division, applicants
must have reached 65 years of age by
tournament date to be eligible for competition.
All applicants must have a handicap index 10.4
FORMAT: 54-holes of stroke play will determine
the Champion. Play will be divided into four
divisions (Men’s Open, Men’s Super-Senior,
Women’s Open, and Women’s Super-Senior) and
contested with one round each on Pinehurst No.
1, No. 5, No. 8. A full field will consist of 90
Men and 90 Super-Senior Men.
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