BLYTHEWOOD, SC (Sept. 23, 2011) -- John Dennis III of Greenville, SC holed a 10-foot birdie putt on the third playoff hole to defeat Logan Jackson of Winston-Salem, NC. Dennis and Jackson stood at six-under par 138 for the championship.

The win is Dennis’s first CGA championship title although he has amassed a very impressive golf resume that includes a SCGA South Carolina Senior title, two Dogwood Senior crowns and a 10-time Greenville Country Club champion.

“I hit the ball as well as I have in 6 or 7 years this week,” stated Dennis. “Other than missing one short putt I putted the ball great too”.

Playing in the same group, Dennis and Jackson knew how each other stood throughout the round. It was a back and forth battle where the lead changed hands on the back nine. What they did not know was that Mark Wagner of Statesville, NC was making a move of his own on the other side of the golf course and posted a five-under par 67 to take the clubhouse lead.

After a bogey by Jackson on the 17th hole, he and Dennis came to the final hole tied at six-under par.

“I almost hit my tee shot out of bounds on 18 and had no shot to the green,” Dennis noted. He proceeded to hit a sand wedge to in front of the green and was able to get up and down including canning a crucial 12-foot putt to remain tied with Jackson.

“It was a real treat to be paired with Logan today and glad we both played well.”

Defending champion Russ Perry of Winston-Salem, NC carded a one-over par 73 to finish in a tie for 53rd place.

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This tournament will feature a field of 68 Senior Amateur Golfers who will compete on Dataw’s Cotton Dike course; a Tom Fazio design that hosted the 2014 Carolinas Women’s Four-Ball and the 2015 South Carolina Open, along with many other amateur and professional events. The course was completely renovated in 2011 and has been called one of the Lowcountry’s finest courses by the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA). The Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship is a 54-hole stroke play event open to any male amateur golfer who reached his 55th birthday by today, is a legal resident of North Carolina or South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association and has an active USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club that does not exceed 10.4.

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