Former Walker Cup Captain Holtgrieve Wins Metropolitan Sr.
Jim Holtgrieve, the 2017 Metropolitan Senior champion
KIRKWOOD, MO (August 15, 2017) - Shortly after Jim Holtgrieve returned to the amateur ranks he went right back to winning, capturing the 2007 Metropolitan Senior Amateur. Fast forward 10 years to 2017 and he finds himself back on top winning the 25th Senior Amateur Tuesday on his home turf of Westborough Country Club.
Going into day tied atop the leaderboard with Andy Frost, the 69-year-old Holtgrieve would birdie the 17th at Westborough which would ultimately seal the championship over 3 others. Holtgrieve had rounds of 69-70-139 (+3) total for the win.
Frost had the lead after 9 holes Tuesday, turning at 1-under par for the day and even par for the championship. However, a couple of miscues early in the back 9 let others back in the game.
Holtgrieve stayed steady throughout the back then pounced on the birdie at 17. Frost, Tom Barry and David Bremer would each finish at 5-over 141 for the runner-Up finish.
The win is the latest in Holtgrieve's long amateur career that was highlighted by winning the first U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship in 1981, playing on three Walker Cup teams (1979, 1981, and 1983), and captaining two Walker Cup teams (2011, 2013).
Holtgrieve played in three Masters Tournaments and one U.S. Open.
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ABOUT THE MAGA Senior Amateur
36-hole senior championship of the Metropolitan
Amateur Golf Association (MAGA), with an overall
championship (the George F. Meyer Championship)
the following age divisions: 50-59, 60-64, 65-69,
74, and 75+. Entries are
open to amateur golfers who are affiliated with
or are a member of a club which is a Member
Club of the MAGA.
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