Forget Jordan Spieth - Kearney is Texas' hottest player
Bob Kearney
Bob Kearney

OCALA, Florida (January 18, 2016) -- It's getting easy to write stories about senior golf. That's because Bob Kearney has won his third title in four events (in January alone!) giving him the distinction of being the hottest amateur golfer in the country right now. The event in question is the Golfweek Senior National Championship, and it was held at Ocala, Florida's Adena Golf & Country Club.

Take a look at Kearney's January track record:

Jan. 4-6 Old Corkscrew Senior Golf Tournament Winner
Jan. 8-10 Gateway Senior Invitational Golf Tournament Runner-Up
Jan. 12-14 Kingsway Senior Invitational Golf Tournament Winner
Jan. 16-18 Golfweek Senior National Championship Golf Tournamen Winner

The Houston golfer is tearing his way across Florida, and keep in mind as you look at the runner-up finish at the Gateway Senior that it was a playoff loss to Sam Till of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Kearney has a triple the points this year of any amateur in the AmateurGolf.com Senior Rankings. If the so-called "January effect" is a bad omen for the stock market (let's hope not) it definitely may prove to be just what Kearney needs to springboard a great month in Florida into a special season indeed.

Kearney shot 68 in the final round to separate from the field at 3-under for 54 holes. In second place was Jim Stames, of Ft. Myers Florida, who posted a very solid tournament total of even-par 216. There was a two-way tie for third at 3-over between Vern Spurlock of Fort Worth, Texas and Steve Humphrey of Lexington, Kentucky.

In the Super-Senior division at Adena, Robert Hess of Casselberry, Florida won the title over Jim DeLeon of Bluffton, South Carolina. Just a shot separated the two. Jim Carley of Ormond Beach, Florida took home a 7-shot victory in the Legends Flight.

Results: Golfweek Senior POY Classic
1TXBob KearneyHouston, TX70073-72-68=213
2FLJames StarnesFort Myers, FL40073-72-71=216
T3TXVern SpurlockFort Worth, TX30074-74-71=219
T3FLSteve HumphreyOcala, FL30073-73-73=219
T5GADavid MaddoxMcDonough, GA30075-74-71=220

View full results for Golfweek Senior POY Classic

ABOUT THE Golfweek Senior POY Classic

Premier tournament featuring the world’s elite senior amateurs age 55 and up, in three separate divisions: Senior (age 55-64), Super Senior (age 65-69), Legends (age 70-74) and Super Legends (age 75+). Max handicap 8.0.

The tournament honors Golfweek's top three nationally ranked players in the Senior, Super Senior and Legends division. The "Yancey Ford Award" is also presented, honoring an individual who has made significant lifetime contributions to amateur golf.

Formerly known as the Golfweek Senior National Championship.

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