MONROE, N.C. (Aug. 9, 2012) -- It looked like there was going to be a playoff for sure. Jim Grainger and Jim Pearson were in the clubhouse at 15 under par and seasoned veterans Ernie Newton and Larry Boswell stood on the 18th tee at the same score.
Eighteen is no birdie hole but the tee was up and you had to figure there would be at least one par from Ernie or Larry.
Newton hit his drive left and the best he could do was short and right of the green. Larry’s second from the fairway was hole high but left, leaving a tough chip from the rough. Neither player got up and down and the victory went to the “young” 56 and 57 year old seniors for their first CGA senior championship.
“We played solid team golf for three days and made just one bogey” said Pearson. Grainger jokingly added “good thing I made a hole-in-one or we would have finished second.
Michael Bivins and Trip Gentry could do no better than even par 72 and fell back to a tie for 5th.
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