Steve Wilson wins U.S. Senior Challenge in playoff
Steve Wilson with U.S. Senior Challenge trophy
(U.S. SR Challenge Photo)
LAS VEGAS, NV (June 9, 2016) -- Regulation wasn't enough but on the second extra hole Steve Wilson was able to outlast 36-hole leader Jack Slayton and win the U.S. Senior Challenge. Both players finished the final round at Spanish Trail Country Club 3-under, thus sending the tournament to extra holes.
Wilson began the final round trailing Slayton by one shot before shooting an even-par 72 and earning his spot in the playoff. The final 54-hole scoring total for Wilson was 70-71-72--213. Slayton began the day at 4-under but dropped a shot with a 1-over 73 and fell back into a tie. During his 54-holes Slayton went 72-68-73--213.
Wilson and Slayton were two of just four players to finish under-par with John Hull and Jonathan Valuck the other two. Hull and Valuck tied for third at 1-under while John P. Hornbeck finished 4-over to complete the top-five.
In the Super Senior Division Wayne Peddy was the only player under-par on the final day and he finished 6-over to win by one.
The U.S. Senior Team Challenge was won by the quartet of Mark Miller, Steve Wilson, Dan Bieber and Casey Boyns. They finished with a two-day score of 641 and 13 shots ahead of the second place team.
ABOUT THE U.S. Senior Challenge
The U.S. Senior Challenge is the nation’s only senior,
amateur golf event featuring teams from different
competing against each other usually held in June of
each year. Four-man teams representing their
one of which can be 50-54 and at least three need to
be 55 & over and much like a collegiate event, has
individual component inside the event.
The tournament is a 54-hole competition. The best
three of four scores per hole are counted on the first
competitive play when teams are paired together,
and the best three of four 18-hole rounds are scored
final two rounds.
A team and an individual champion will be identified
along with a Senior and Super Senior Payout.
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