Steve Wilson wins U.S. Senior Challenge in playoff
Steve Wilson with U.S. Senior Challenge trophy <br>(U.S. SR Challenge Photo)</br>
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.

Results: U.S. Senior Challenge
1CASteve WilsonSolana Beach, CA50070-71-72=213
2NMJack SlaytonAlbuquerque, NM30072-68-73=213
T3WYJohn HullSheridan, WY20070-72-73=215
T3OKJon ValuckOklahoma City, OK20071-70-74=215
5WYJohn HornbeckSaratoga, WY20080-67-73=220

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ABOUT THE U.S. Senior Challenge

The U.S. Senior Challenge is the nation’s only senior, amateur golf event featuring teams from different states competing against each other usually held in June of each year. Four-man teams representing their respective state, one of which can be 50-54 and at least three need to be 55 & over and much like a collegiate event, has an 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 day of competitive play when teams are paired together, and the best three of four 18-hole rounds are scored during the final two rounds.

A team and an individual champion will be identified along with a Senior and Super Senior Payout.

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