Pike Beats His Age, Wins NC Super Senior on 70th Birthday
Arlis Pike, the 2017 North Carolina Super Senior champion
HENDERSONVILLE, NC (September 26, 2017) - Arlis Pike of Kernersville, NC 70th birthday will be one he will never forget, as it was celebrated in style by winning the 10th North Carolina Super Senior Championship hosted by Hendersonville Country Club in Hendersonville, NC.
Pike started the day two shots off the lead but was able to come from behind using an eagle and two birdies for a second round 68. Pike's two-day total of 137 was enough for him to win his 6th Carolinas Golf Association Championship.
"I love playing in these, but I really play to win," said the excited birthday boy about his victory.
Paul Simson of Raleigh, NC finished one shot back of Pike in solo second. First round leader Ron Carpenter of Creedmoor, NC finished in third place.
In his first Super Senior Championship, Lawrence Hicks of Greensboro, NC finished alone in fourth with a two-day total of 143.
Mike Sprout of Hickory, NC came from behind with a second round three-under-par 67 to win the 70+ Division. Sprouts used a bogey-free card with three birdies to propel him to the victory. His two-day total of one-under, 139 was one shot clear of Rick Kline of Davidson, NC who finished in solo second.
ABOUT THE North Carolina Super Senior
Open to any male golfer 65 and older, a resident of
North Carolina, a member of a CGA member club,
and an index that does not exceed 15.4.
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