Florida Senior Azalea: Doug Hanzel wins by two
Doug Hanzel
Doug Hanzel

PALATKA, FL (March 13, 2016)--Doug Hanzel (Savannah, GA) broke free of a three-way tie at the beginning of the final round to win the Florida Senior Azalea. Hanzel fired a final round, 3-under 67 at the Palatka Golf Club to win with a score 1-under par.

Doug Snoap (Apopka, FL) finished two strokes behind at 1-over par. Snoap was able to rebound from a first round 4-over 74 to shoot an even-par 70 and a 3-under 67.

Hanzel playing in just his second AmateurGolf.com ranking event of the year picked up his first win of the 2016 season. The 2015 Senior Player-of-the-Year was 2-over through the first two rounds after a pair of 71's before his field-best matching 3-under score.

Randy Elliot (Winter Park, FL) and John Fritz (Charlotte, NC) both struggled on the final day after being tied for the lead at the start of the day. The duo each shot 2-over par 72 to tie for third.

Denny Taylor (Gladstone, OR) finished in fifth place with a three round total of 4-over par.

Legends Division

In the Legends Division Jim Carley (75, 68, 71) blitzed the field winning by five stokes. Carley finished 4-over par for the tournament.

Brian Sachs (9-over) finished second and William Liberato (15-over) finished in third place.

Results: Florida Azalea Senior
1GADoug HanzelSavannah, GA70071-71-67=209
2FLDoug SnoapApopka, FL40074-70-67=211
T3FLRandy ElliottWinter Park, FL30069-73-72=214
T3NCJohn FritzMint Hill, NC30073-69-72=214
5ORDenny TaylorGladstone, OR30075-70-71=216

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54 hole stroke play championship with Senior (ages 55+), Super Senior (ages 64-69), Legends (ages 70- 74) and Super Legends (ages 75+) divisions. Players will be grouped into six flights by handicap. After 36 holes the Championship flight will be cut to top 70 players and ties.

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