Doug Hanzel wins National Senior Hall of Fame
(John Bunyea/Blue Ridge Photo)
HIGH POINT, NC (June 17, 2016) -- Doug Hanzel has played five ranking events this year and he now has three victories. On Friday Hanzel shot a final round 1-over 73 to finish 8-under and win the National Senior Hall of Fame championship at Willow Creek Course at High Point Country Club.
Hanzel, the second ranked senior in the country put together rounds of 69-66-73 and finished two clear of Keith Decker who was 6-under for the week. Decker, who is the sixth ranked senior in the nation, tallied 54-hole scores of 68-71-71.
So far this year Hanzel has also won the Florida Azalea Senior and Timuquana Cup Senior titles. Hanzel is well on his way to matching his five win total from a year ago.
Hanzel and Decker were the only two players to finish under-par for the week. Walter Todd (+3) was third while Rick Cloninger (+4) and Paul Simson (+4) were tied for fourth.
ABOUT THE National Senior Hall of Fame
54 hole invitational started in honor of Dale
(a member at Willow Creek) typically draws one
of the strongest fields of the year. The tournament
organizers desire to create and maintain a true and
meaningful Hall of Fame that recognizes the best in
amateur golf of national and international acclaim.
Their list of previous inductees and champions attest
to our success in these efforts, most have won
the U.S. or the British Senior Amateur Championship
or innumerable other prestigious championships
as the U.S. Amateur.
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