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 event conducted in a state-team format.

Originally encompassing 15 states in 1985, the U.S. Senior Challenge now consists of teams and players from 37 states. Each member state is led by a State Captain selected and approved by the Board of Directors.

The championship is played each year at Gross Stroke play and includes participants 55 years of age and over with a maximum handicap of 4.

Teams consist of 4 men including the State Captain who selects the players. The field is limited to the first 30 teams entered.

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