NCGA Super Senior: James Myers rallies for three-stroke win

FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 8, 2011) -- James Myers of amateurgolf.com came from behind to capture the second annual NCGA Super Senior Championship at Fort Washington GCC in Fresno. The event was created for players aged 65 or older.

Myers began the final round one back of first-round leaders Topper Owen of eClub San Francisco and Terry Coffee of Sierra View CC, but posted the only even-par round of the championship to claim the three-stroke win. Myers birdied three of his first five holes in the final round to stake the lead, making the turn at three-under for the day. Three bogeys on the incoming nine didn’t diminish the advantage Myers built over runners-up Rob Thompson of Merced (a former NCGA Senior player of the year and fresh off winning the NCGA Mixed Championship with his daughter last weekend) and Owen (Thompson earned second place alone via a cardoff). The champion finished at four-over 148 for the championship.

Another former senior player of the year, Bob Rowland of Castlewood, was fourth, five back of the champion. Defending champion Gene Ackerman of Valley Hi CC finished tied for ninth, eight back of the champion.


The Super Senior Championship was created in 2010 to give golfers 65 and older their own championship. Format is 36 holes of stroke play. Players must have reached their 65th birthday by the start of the tournament and have a numeric handicap index on their club’s Master Report of 9.4 or less on the date of registration.

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