Michael Mercier overtakes Rick Woulfe for lead at Dixie Senior Amateur
Michael Mercier
Michael Mercier

FT. LAUDERDALE, Florida (December 13, 2014) - - Rick Woulfe's torrid streak of golf came to and end on Saturday, but heck, he might be tired. That would be understandable after winning both the Crane Cup and Society of Seniors Ralph Bogart tournaments (the latter only finishing on Wednesday) and then going out and shooting 6-under in the first round of the Dixie. Who does he think he is, Jordan Spieth?

All kidding aside, Woulfe, a living legend of Florida amateur golf and lifetime member of AmateuGolf.com, hardly shot himself in the foot on Saturday, posting 1- over 73 to stand at 5-under and one shot back of new leader Michael Mercier. He will of course, be playing in the final group on Sunday.

And let's give Mercier some credit for going out and taking things into his own hands. The June Beach, Florida resident's 4-under 68 is one of the best in the tournament and by far the best on Sunday, when no other player broke 70. (5 players shot under 70 on Friday.) If Mercier can shave two strokes off of that as he did off his first round 70, he's going to be tough to beat on Sunday. Earlier this year, he tackled challenging conditions in finishing third at the British Senior Amateur.

Rounding out the final group at Heron Bay on Sunday is defending champ Doug Hanzel, the 2013 U.S. Senior champion who stands at 3-under after an even-par 72 on Saturday.

Stepen Rose and Craig Scott are tied for the Super-Senior lead at one-under 143 while John Baldwin is three back.

Results: Dixie Senior & Mid-Master
1GADoug HanzelSavannah, GA50069-72-70=211
2FLRick WoulfeFort Lauderdale, FL40066-73-75=214
T3FLMichael MercierJuno Beach, FL30070-68-77=215
T3MOSteve GroomRaytown, MO30069-74-72=215
5GAJack HallSavannah, GA30071-71-75=217

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ABOUT THE Dixie Senior & Mid-Master

The senior version of the Dixie Amateur Championship added a Mid-Master division starting in 2019. 54-hole stroke play event with no cut. Mid-Master (ages 40- 54), Senior (ages 55-64) and Super Senior (65+) Divisions. The tournament has long drawn some of the country's top senior golfers to South Florida -- Doug Hanzel (2013-2014, 2017); Brady Exber (2012); and Rick Woulfe (an amazing 7 titles, his latest in 2015) are among the past champions. All three rounds are contested at the TPC Eagle Trace. You may request an invitation at www.dixieamateur.com.

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