Jim Knoll wins California State Fair Senior title
MATHER, Calif. (September 1, 2014) — Jim Knoll (pictured left) of Sunnyvale, Calif. added to a remarkable 2014 season with a two-shot win at the California State Fair Senior Championship.

Knoll shot 68-69 at Mather Golf Course over Labor Day weekend, beating out second place finishers Scott Anderson and Greg O'Malley at 139.

Knoll had already won two big California events entering the State Fair, including the Northern California Senior Championship in April and the Sacramento City Senior Championship in July.

Defending champion David Baskins finished in a tie for fifth place at 142. He was tied with Knoll at 68 after the first round but a 74 in the final round dropped him out of contention.

Chuck Richesin of Lodi won his first Super Senior title, firing 67 in the first round and following that up with a 73 in round two for a 2 stroke victory over Jim Welsh of San Jose. According to Knoll, in his weekly email, Richesin's victory will "probably be the first of many." After seeing his solid play in AmateurGolf.com events we can safely agree.

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ABOUT THE California State Fair Senior

The 27th annual California State Fair Senior Championship and 14th annual California State Fair Super Senior Championship will be contested on Saturday and Sunday, September 2-3, 2023 at Mather Golf Course.

The tournament is played at scratch and is open to male amateur golfers 55 and older with a current handicap index of 7.4 or less (Senior) and 65 and older with an index of 9.4 and less (Super Senior). The Super Senior division will also include a Legends flight for ages 75 and above (if there are enough Legends players, a separate division may be set up).

The entry fee is $200 and includes two days of green fees, range balls and awards (power carts not included). Tee time intervals will be 10 minutes.

The competition will be stroke play over 36 holes (18 holes each day). Seniors will play approximately 6,500 yards (shortened Bomber/Black tees) and the Super Seniors will play approximately 6,200 yards (combo of Raptor/Blue tees and Navigator/Silver tees). If COVID-19 protocols permit, a tie for the championship (Senior or Super Senior) will be resolved with a playoff.

The entry deadline is August 23, 2023. There will be no refunds after this date. Withdrawals prior to the entry deadline will be assessed a $10 cancellation fee.

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