Doug Hanzel defends title at Dixie Senior Amateur
Doug Hanzel
Doug Hanzel

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (Dec. 14, 2014) — Doug Hanzel, winner of the 2013 U.S. Senior Amateur, captured his second straight Dixie Senior Amateur title on Sunday, shooting two-under 70 at the TPC at Eagle Trace in Coral Springs, Florida.

After playing the first two rounds at Heron Bay Golf Club in Ft. Lauderdale, where Hanzel posted 69-72 to trail second-round leader Michael Mercier by three, Hanzel moved over to the TPC course to repeat in comeback fashion.

Hanzel, of Savannah, Ga., finished the 54-hole event at five-under par. First-round leader Rick Woulfe took solo second place at two-under, though the red-hot Woulfe finished the tournament with rounds of 73 and 75.

His six-under par 66 on Friday at Heron Bay led by three after day one.

Woulfe entered the event having won three major tournaments in the last two months, including the Crane Cup Senior, Society of Seniors Championship, and Ralph Bogart Tournament.

Mercier and Steve Groom took third place at one-under, with Groom firing the second lowest round of the day (72) to jump into the top-three.

Mericer, the second-round leader, shot 77 at Eagle Trace on Sunday to fall four shots back.

In the Super Senior division, Stephen Rose and Craig Scott tied for first place at five-over par 220, both shooting 77 in the final round. Rose won a playoff for the title.

Tom McLean took third place, finishing three shots behind Rose and Scott. His 75 was the lowest round of the final day.

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 Eagle Trace Golf Club. You may request an invitation at www.dixieamateur.com.

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