Walt Disney World Golf Complex Palm Course
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KISSIMMEE, FL (October 27, 2017) - A 2-over 74 proved to be more then enough for wire-to-wire Golfweek U.S. Super Senior National Championship winner John Armstrong.
Following consecutive rounds of even-par 72 at the Walt Disney World Golf Complex Palm Course Armstrong did just enough in the final round to finish 2-over and as the winner by three-strokes over Phil Pavoni (+5).
Armstrong, who won the 2017 SOS John Kline, had an interested final round. Early on it looked like he might runaway as he birdied the first two holes but a double-bogey on the 4th and four bogeys over the course of the next eight holes made things interesting.
However, Armstrong was able to regain control of the tournament with birdies on No. 13 and 17.
David Crocker and Pete McDade shared third at 6-over while Robert Hess, Jerry Young and Jim Rollefson shared fifth at 8-over.
In the Legends Division Garrett Garland and 36-hole pace setter Randolph Russell finished tied for first at 1-over. Russell started the day one shot in front of Garland and played solidly with a 1-over 73 only to see Garland, the first round leader even the tally with a final round level-par 72.
Both players had a chance to win the tournament outright on the 54th hole but Garland double-bogeyed the hole and Russell bogeyed it.
Garland struggled on the 18th hole playing it in 4-over during the three rounds, Russell was 2-over on the hole for the week.
George Washburn was one shot back in third at 2-over while Don Marsh and Jack Ramsey shared fourth at 5-over.
ROUND TWO RECAP
With a second consecutive even-par 72 John Armstrong remained atop the Golfweek U.S. Super Senior National Championship leaderboard.
During day two at the Walt Disney World Golf Complex Palm Course Armstrong birdied twice and bogeyed twice with his circles coming on Nos. 9 and 11 to maintain his advantage.
David Crocker held his ground with a level-par 72 and he is in second place at 2-over, Phil Pavoni is third at 3-over while Gary Kirwan and Robert Hess are sharing fourth at 4-over.
In the Legends Division the lead changed hands as Randolph Russell took over the lead. Russell with consecutive 72's is even-par through 36-holes and he will carry a one-stroke lead into the last day over first round leader Garrett Garland.
On Thursday Russell had a chance to carry a moderately comfortable lead into the final round but he slipped up with a double-bogey on No. 14 to drop back to even-par from 2-under. Overall Russell birdied four-times, bogeyed twice and double-bogeyed once during his round.
For Russell three of his four birdies came in a four hole span from Nos. 2-4.
Garland who was 1-under after day one shot a 2-over 74 in the second round, George Washburn is 2-over in third, Jack Ramsey sits in fourth at 4-over while Bill Engel, Don Marsh and Jim Kamis share fifth at 6-over.
ROUND ONE RECAP
John Armstrong birdied three-times and bogeyed three-times on his way to an even-par 72 and the first round Golfweek U.S. Super Senior National Championship lead.
During a cool and wet day at the Walt Disney World Golf Complex Palm Course the 2017 SOS John Kline winner worked his way to the top of the leaderboard with a birdie on the 1st and additional birdies on Nos. 12 and 17.
Bobby Lundquist and Robert Hess are tied for second at 1-over while David Crocker, Gary Kirwan and Phil Pavoni are tied for fourth at 2-over.
In the Legends Division the lead belongs to the 1-under Garrett Garland. As the only player to break par on Wednesday Garland had a seesaw day with six birdies and five bogeys. Garland played his best golf from Nos. 7-16 where he was 4-under.
Randolph Russell is a shot back in second at even-par, Jim Kamis is third at 2-over while Bill Engel, Don Marsh and Jack Ramsey are sharing fourth at 3-over
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ABOUT THE U.S. Super Senior National Championship
Started in 2017, this tournament features the world's
elite super-senior amateurs (age 65+) and will include
separate legends (70+) and super legends (75+)
divisions. Max handicap 8.0.
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