Georgia Senior Four-Ball: Hall, Hanzel Complete Three-Peat
Doug Hanzel and Jack Hall (L), with Super Senior
winners Allan Small and Larry Clark (GSGA photo)
MOULTRIE, GA (November 10, 2017) - The Savannah duo of Jack Hall
and Doug Hanzel
birdied the first playoff hole to win the Georgia Senior Four-Ball Championship at Sunset Country Club for the third straight year.
Going into the final round, Hall and Hanzel had a one-shot lead over the Macon pair of Hal Johnson and Georgia Golf Hall of Famer Peter Persons. Hall and Hanzel closed with a 4-under 68 but Johnson and Persons did them one better with a 67 to force the playoff. Both teams finished with identical 19-under 197 totals.
On the first playoff hole (the 18th), Hall rolled in a birdie putt to clinch the championship.
Hall and Hanzel have been at or near the top of the AmateurGolf.com Senior Rankings all year, with Hanzel ranked #1 and on an inside track to be the national senior Player-of-the-Year. Hall was ranked as high as #2 this fall and currently sits in the 5th spot.
In the Super Senior Division, another Savannah resident, Allan Small captured the title with partner Larry Clark of Kingston, GA. Their final-round 66 gave them a 16-under 200 total and a three-shot win over the team of Bill Leonard and Don Marsh of Johns Creek, GA.
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ABOUT THE Georgia Senior Four-Ball
Open to male amateur golfers; entrants must be at
least 55 years old on or before the first day of the
Championship; a maximum stroke differential of six
strokes is allowed
between partners; if the differential is more than six
strokes, the higher index will be adjusted down to six
96 teams - 48 teams based on low team index
comprise the Championship flight; remaining Senior
Division teams drawn
by lottery (1 exempt spot held for each host club; 4
exempt spots held for flight winners).
54 holes of flighted four-ball stroke play.
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