Gene Elliott goes wire-to-wire at Golfweek Senior TOC
Wire-to-wire winner Gene Elliott <br>(USGA Photo)
Wire-to-wire winner Gene Elliott
(USGA Photo)

LECANTO, FL (December 12, 2017) - Gene Elliott escaped the grasps of a Des Moines, IA winter to win the Golfweek Senior Tournament of Champions played at the Quarry Course of Black Diamond Ranch. Elliott took the first round lead with a 4-under 68 and began the final round tied for the lead before closing with a 1-under 71 to finish 5-under and as the five-stroke winner.

During the final round Elliott took charge early with birdies on Nos. 1, 5, 10 and 14 to reach 8-under and as 36-hole co-leader Jack Hall struggled the lead was stretched to as many as eight-strokes throughout the round.

Elliott did falter a bit down the stretch with a late double-bogey on the 16th and a 17th hole bogey but despite the dropped shots the lead was to much for the chasers to overcome. With the victory Elliott has moved to No. 2 in the Senior Rankings.

The victory was also the fourth AGC ranking win of the season for Elliott who had previously won the Canadian Senior Amateur, Crane Cup Senior and Trans-Mississippi Senior.

Jack Hall, ranked fifth in the AGC Senior Rankings, ended up even-par for the week and as the runner-up. Hall shot a disappointing 5-over 76 in the final round.

Chris Hall was a distant third at 11-over, Tom Baird and James Starnes shared fourth at 12-over.


Carl Nanni pulled away to win the Super Senior Division. Nanni finished 8-over and as a comfortable five shot winner.

Rob Hess who led after 36-holes was second at 13-over while the 16-over Evan Long was third.


On the first extra hole George Washburn bested Don Marsh to win the Legends Division. Both players finished regulation 6-over with Washburn earning his spot in the playoff with an 18th hole birdie.

Jack Marin took third at 9-over.

Results: Golfweek Senior TOC
1IAGene ElliottW. Des Moines, IA70068-72-71=211
2GAJack HallSavannah, GA40069-71-76=216
3GAChris HallMarietta, GA30075-76-76=227
T4TNThomas BairdSignal Mountain, TN30077-76-75=228
T4FLJames StarnesFort Myers, FL30078-75-75=228

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