Nelson wins Trans-Miss Senior
26 May 2013
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

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TUCSON, Arizona (May 23, 2013) - Corky Nelson of Dallas finished 54 holes at 1-over par, 217 to win the 14th Trans-Miss Senior Championship by one shot over Cyrus Whitney of Oro Valley, Ariz. Nelson, 68, shot rounds of 73-73-71 to take home his first Trans-Miss Senior title.

Conducted by the Trans-Mississippi Golf Association, the Senior Championship featured 78 players from 14 states. The par-72 North Course at The Gallery GC played 6,557 yards for the Senior division and 6,073 yards for the Super Senior and Legends divisions.

Larry Walsh of Mountain City, Texas won the Super Senior division on the third playoff hole. He and Michael Mahoney finished regulation tied at 222. The playoff started on hole #18 with both players making birdie. They went back hole #18 a second time where both made par. The playoff then moved to the par-4, 10th hole. Walsh hit his approach shot close and converted the birdie opportunity to clinch the victory.

Tom Brown of La Jolla, Cali. won the Legends division for players 75 and over. Brown, 78, fired rounds of 79-81-82 to win by 18 shots.

Now in its third year as a standalone event, the Trans-Miss Senior Championship attracts some of the top senior golfers west of the Mississippi. Past champions include Chris Maletis, Chip Lutz and Billy Clagett. The 2014 Trans-Miss Senior Championship is scheduled for May 20-22 at Houston CC in Houston, Texas.
ABOUT THE Trans-Miss Senior

Entrants must be at least 55 years or older on or before the first day of the tournament, have a USGA Handicap Index (or equivalent) not exceeding 4.0 in the Championship Division (8.0 in the Super Senior Division) and be a member of Trans-Mississippi Golf Association member club (membership requirement is waived for those entrants receiving a special invitation from the Committee).

The championship will be 54-holes stroke play with two divisions: Championship – age 55 & older and Super Senior – age 65 & older.

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Results For Trans-Mississippi Senior Championship Golf Tournament
Place  PtsScores
1TXCorliss NelsonDallas, TX50073-73-71--217
2AZCyrus WhitneyOro Valley, AZ40073-73-72--218
3ORChris MaletisPortland, OR30072-75-72--219
4TXBob KearneyHouston, TX30074-72-74--220
T5CADennis DachtlerFolsom, CA30076-75-72--223

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