Hanzel Leads Canadian Senior, Simson Wins Super-Senior
Paul Simson on his way to the Super Senior title<br>(Golf Canada photo)
Paul Simson on his way to the Super Senior title
(Golf Canada photo)

KAHNAWAKE, QUEBEC, CANADA (September 12, 2017) - Doug Hanzel of Savannah, GA has taken the halfway lead in the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship at Kanawaki Golf Club, while Paul Simson won the Super Senior Division. Hanzel is even par for the championship after two straight rounds of even-par 70.

“I was very steady all the way around,” said Hanzel, who is the lone player not over par. “I hit 16 greens in regulation today. The greens are tough, you need to nail the speed and the line. But I’ve been putting the ball in good spots. If you don’t, you have some work left to make par.”

Paul Simson of Raleigh, NC and Brian Laubman of Edmonton share second at 2-over 142.

Simson claimed a one-shot victory in the 65-and-over Super Senior Division over Lance Lundy of Pemberton, B.C. Simpson carded matching rounds of 71 to finish at 2-over 142 for the victory. With the Super Senior title under his belt, the 65-year-old will now set his sights on another trophy.

“The conditions were a little more difficult today and the wind was blowing, which caused some problems,” said Simson, who in 2010 made history by becoming the first person to win the British, U.S. and Canadian senior titles in the same year. “But I’ll take the win. It’s always nice to win something. I’m going to focus over the next two rounds and hopefully I can take home the Senior title, too.”

Lance Lundy of Pemberton, B.C., was leading the Super Senior category after the first round at even-par, but a 3-over 73 dropped him into second at 3-over 143.

Frank Van Dornick of Camrose, Alta., finished third at 4-over 144.

First-round leader Allen Barber of Yorktown, VA shot a 77 to drop to four over par, and four shots back of Hanzel.

Related: American Allen Barber leads Canadian Senior Amateur

A total of 71 players finished 155-or-better to advance past the 36-hole cut. The third round will begin Wednesday at 8 a.m. EDT.

The winner of this year’s championship will earn an exemption into the 2018 U.S. Men’s Senior Amateur Championship at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore., from August 25th to 30th.

Provincial Team Championship

Team Alberta
Team Alberta
The trio of Frank Van Dornick (Camrose, Alta.), Brian Laubman (Edmonton) and Ken Griffith (Red Deer, Alta.) posted a combined second-round score of 1-over 141 to capture the Phil Farley Trophy with a total of 283 (+3).

The squad finished 12-strokes ahead of runner-up Team British Columbia, which was comprised of Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Doug Roxburgh (Vancouver), John Gallacher (Burnaby, BC) and Greg Bismeyer (Mission, B.C.) The team had a two-day total of 295 (+15).

Team Quebec and Team Manitoba finished at 299 (+19) to share third. Quebec’s team was comprised of François Bissonnette (Mirabel, Que.), Danny Turbide (Québec City) and Peter Harrison (Ottawa). Mike Walker (Winnipeg), Garth Collings (Matlock, Man.) and Brent Clague (Winnipeg) represented Manitoba.

Results: Canadian Senior Amateur
1IAGene ElliottW. Des Moines, IA80074-73-66-70=283
2GADoug HanzelSavannah, GA50070-70-70-75=285
T3VAAllen BarberYorktown, VA40067-77-73-70=287
T3NCPaul SimsonRaleigh, NC40071-71-72-73=287
T3GAJack HallSavannah, GA40072-72-71-72=287

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ABOUT THE Canadian Senior Amateur

72 hole stroke play championship.

Any Male golfer who has reached their 55th birthday by the first scheduled day of the championship. Player must have a handicap factor of 8.0 or less.

Super Senior
Any Male golfer who has reached their 65th birthday by the first scheduled day of the championship. Player must have a handicap factor of 12.0 or less.

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