Timuquana Cup Senior: Doug Hanzel Goes Back-to-Back
Doug Hanzel with 2016 Senior Division trophy <br>(Photo Courtesy of Clint Avret)</br>
Doug Hanzel with 2016 Senior Division trophy
(Photo Courtesy of Clint Avret)

JACKSONVILLE, FL (May 8, 2016) - For the second straight year Doug Hanzel has won the Senior Division at the Timuquana Cup. On the final day at Timuquana Country Club Hanzel took a circuitous route before posting an even-par 72 and a 54-hole winning score of 2-under. Sunday's win was the second of the year for Hanzel after he previously won the Florida Azalea Senior.

Hanzel, the fifth ranked senior in the country, began the day leading Jack Hall by two shots, but stumbled out of gate with four bogeys on the first seven holes. As a result, Hanzel dropped all the way back to 2-over for the tournament. In the mean time, Hall improved to 2-under and four clear of Hanzel, thanks to a three birdie, one bogey start during the same stretch of holes.

After the bogey on No. 7, his last of the day, a light seemed to switch on for Hanzel as he birdied 8 and 9 back-to-back to get back to even and within two shots. Once more Hall responded with a birdie on No. 10 to lead by three with only eight holes to play.

However, over the final eight-holes the script was drastically flipped once more. Hanzel played bogey-free golf on the back nine and returned to 2-under following birdies on 12 and 15. On the flip side Hall struggled carding four bogeys on the homeward nine and finished the day where he began, two-strokes behind Hanzel at even-par.

David Anthony (+3) finished third in the Senior Division while John Gibbs (+4) was fourth and Jeff Belk (+6) placed fifth.


Tournament host Steve Melnyk won the Super Senior Division title at the Timuquana Cup for the second consecutive year, besting second place finisher John Darr by six-strokes. Melnyk posted three day scores of 70-70-73 and finished 3-under, the lowest overall score at Timuquana Country Club across the three divisions.

Kim Schwencke (+13) was third in the Super Senior Division.

Results: Timuquana Cup Senior
1GADoug HanzelSavannah, GA40074-68-72=214
2GAJack HallSavannah, GA25072-72-72=216
3FLDavid AnthonyJacksonville, FL15075-74-70=219
4GAJohn GibbsAugusta, GA15076-68-76=220
5GAJeff BelkMarietta, GA15075-75-72=222

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ABOUT THE Timuquana Cup Senior

Invitational tournament with a field consisting of 40 of the top Mid Amateur players in the country, together with 20 of the top Senior Amateurs and 18 more Super Senior amateurs.

The theme of the event will be a "Gathering of Friends" with a small, select field dedicated to those individuals whose passion is amateur golf. The Timuquana Cup will be a celebration of amateur golf.

The tournament chairman is Steve Melnyk, and USGA Rules Official Tom Dudley will be in charge of course set up and the rules of competition. One of the highlights of this year's event will be a cocktail cruise on the St. Johns River departing from the Timuquana Country Club dock and housing will be available for many competitors in members' homes.

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