U.S. Sr. Challenge: McMullen tops Whitney in playoff
LOUISVILLE, KY (June 20, 2013) -- Jerry McMullen of Indiana won the 25th U.S. Senior Challenge Individual Tournament in a five hole playoff over Cyrus Whitney of Arizona at the Cardinal Club in Louisville, Ky.
Both players shared the lead after Round 1 and finished regulation with identical rounds of 71-70-72--213.
Happy Rakestraw took third place, one back of McMullen and Whitney.
A strong field of 94 senior and super senior golfers played 54 holes in 84-86 degree weather with only moderate humidity and wind.
Ted Smith of Indiana won by five over Bob Vidricksen of Salina, Kansas. Smith fired a 5 -under 67 on Thursday to prevail over a strong field of super seniors. Ted finished at 5-under par for the tournament.
Next year's (2014) tournament will be held at the highly rated Black Diamond Ranch in Lecanto, FL, on June 2-4, 2014.
ABOUT THE U.S. Senior Challenge
The U.S. Senior Challenge is the nation’s only senior,
amateur golf event featuring teams from different
competing against each other usually held in June of
each year. Four-man teams representing their
one of which can be 50-54 and at least three need to
be 55 & over and much like a collegiate event, has
individual component inside the event.
The tournament is a 54-hole competition. The best
three of four scores per hole are counted on the first
competitive play when teams are paired together,
and the best three of four 18-hole rounds are scored
final two rounds.
A team and an individual champion will be identified
along with a Senior and Super Senior Payout.
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