Hornblower Senior: Pat Scanlan wins in a Playoff
Hornblower senior winner Pat Scanlan
(Photo Courtesy of Joe Arsenault)
PLYMOUTH, MA (August 15, 2017) - On a day where scoring proved to be tough, Pat Scanlan rallied from three-strokes back to win the Hornblower Memorial Senior Invitational on the first extra hole.
Playing at the par-69 Plymouth Country Club, Scanlan started the day at even-par and despite shooting a 3-over 72 in the final round to finish 3-over he was able to earn a spot in a playoff with first round leader John McNeill.
However, for much of the day it looked like Scanlan would simply being playing for a top-five finish. Despite an eagle on the 284 yard par-4 6th Scanlan turned at 1-over for the tournament and early on the back nine things swiftly got worse. First he bogeyed the 11th and then on the ensuing hole he carded what could have been a tournament derailing double-bogey that dropped him back to 4-over.
In spite of the mid-round struggles Scanlan kept pressing and he bounced back with three consecutive pars and then a birdie on the 16th hole, a birdie that ultimately after two pars to finish kept him alive.
First round leader John McNeill could never get it going on Tuesday and one day after firing a sparkling 3-under 66 he stumbled to a closing 6-over 75 and a 3-over 36-hole showing. The round included just one birdie, on No. 7, and seven bogeys.
In the playoff the two returned to the 18th hole and Scanlan won with a routine two-putt playoff.
Jack Kearney missed out on the playoff by one shot and had to settle for a 4-over third place showing while Jon Fasick and David Pierce shared fourth at 6-over.
ROUND ONE RECAP
Playing on the par-69 Plymouth Country Club John McNeill fired an opening round 3-under 66 to take the opening round Hornblower Memorial Senior Invitational lead.
Sparked by an eagle two on the 284 yard par-4 6th, McNeill was able to overcome two front nine bogeys as he turned in even-par 34. Looking to make a move on the second nine, McNeill made his charge late with birdies on Nos. 13, 15 and 16.
Joseph Dimarzio wil begin the second and final round in second place at 1-under, Pat Scanlan is one shot further back at even-par in third while seven others are lurking in a tie for fourth at 3-over.
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ABOUT THE Hornblower Senior
Style of play: Two day - 36 hole stroke play – no
Handicap required: GHIN index of 8.0 or lower. Must
at least 55 years of age or older as of the start of
tournament. Super Senior division for those aged 65
and older. The Hornblower Committee will be
acceptance or rejection of all entries.
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