Mark Weston Wins Jones Cup Senior in Playoff
Mark Weston (rt) with Tournament Director Brandon Youmans, PGA<br>Photo Courtesy of Jones Cup Senior Invitational
Mark Weston (rt) with Tournament Director Brandon Youmans, PGA
Photo Courtesy of Jones Cup Senior Invitational

SEA ISLAND, GA (March 9, 2016) The 2016 edition of the Jones Cup Senior Individual played at Sea Island Golf Club came down to a playoff between Mark Weston and Jonathon Valuck with Weston coming out on top.

Weston had lost four consecutive playoffs including one in last years Senior Amateur Qualifier before knocking in a 30-foot birdie putt on the 18th, the third playoff hole.

"This is the best win I have ever had," said Weston. "This was just a strong field (to come out on top against)."

The playoff started on the first, went to the 17th and then onto the 18th as each player parred the first two sudden death holes.

Both Weston (71, 72, 72) and Valuck (73, 71, 71) finished the final round tied at 5-over for the tournament. Weston from Windermere, FL bounced back from a 3-over 38 on the front side and earned his way into the playoff with a back nine 34 (1- under).

On the front side Weston, who missed just two fairways all week, bogeyed the final three holes. Weston was able to bounce back with a birdie on 10, the first of two on the back to go along with a bogey.

Valuck started the day off slowly as he bogeyed three of his first four holes before picking up birdies on the fifth and seventh holes to turn his day around. The Oklahoma City native then played his way into the playoff with an even-par backside. Valuck registered seven pars to go along with a bogey on 15 and a birdie on 17.

For Weston his biggest shot of the day came on the par-4 ninth. Following two straight bogeys Weston drilled a fifteen footer to save bogey. He then went on to birdie the 10th.

"I've won before but I'm getting a little older and now you have the young guys coming and you have good fields so it's not easy to win," explained Weston. "But when you perform well and get it done it is the icing on the cake."

Weston also got up and down for par from the backside of the 18th green to remain at 5-over for the tournament.

Second round leader John Skeadas struggled in the final round dropping back to 8-over for the tournament following a final day 7-over, 77 to finish in seventh. Doug Hanzel (+6), David Nelson (+6) and last years winner Jack Hall (+7) rounded out the top-5.


In the Super Senior division Don Marsh captured the title with a final round 1-under 69, the best round of the day in either flight. Following two-rounds of 74 Marsh carded three birdies including two in a bogey free final nine.

Marsh won the title by one-stroke finishing at 7- over par for the tournament. His two-under back nine was good enough for a one-stroke victory over Robert Hess (+8).

Rounding out the top-5 were Ed Davis (+11), Ron Hunter (+12) and Richard Van Leuvan (+13).

Results: Jones Cup Senior
1FLMark WestonWindermere, FL100071-72-72=215*
2OKJon ValuckOklahoma City, OK70073-71-71=215
T3GADoug HanzelSavannah, GA50075-71-70=216
T3CODavid NelsonLittleton, CO50069-75-72=216
T5GAJack HallSavannah, GA50075-71-72=218

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