Pearson Cruises to Timuquana Senior Victory
Jim Pearson went wire-to-wire at Timuquana CC
Jim Pearson went wire-to-wire at Timuquana CC

JACKSONVILLE, FL (May 6, 2018) - Jim Pearson (Charlotte, NC) won the Timuquana Senior Invitational, cruising home with a 72 and a five-shot win over the defending champion Jack Hall (Savannah, GA).

Pearson controlled the tournament from start to finish, grabbing a two-shot lead with a 4-under 68 and pushing the lead to 8 with a second-round 67 that included two eagles.

On Sunday, it was just a matter of playing steady golf, and Pearson did just that, with four bogeys offset by four birdies, including one on the last hole that produced the final winning margin. His winning total was 9-under-par 207.

Hall, who had his own five-shot win in last year's event, shot the low round of the day, a 4-under 68 to finish in the runner-up position at 5 under.

Danny Nelson, also of Savannah, GA, shot 69 to get into third spot at 1-under 215. Buddy Alexander (Auburn, AL) was fourth at even par, with Lawrence Field (Tulsa, OK) rounding out the top 5 at 1 over.

For Field, it was the second top-five finish of the week. On Thursday, he finished runner-up at the Carlton Woods Invitational in The Woodlands, TX, and then hopped a plane and teed off in the Timuquana Cup the next day.


In the Super Senior division, it was the tournament host, Steve Melnyk of Jacksonville, FL who kept the trophy in-house with a two-shot win over Jim Carley (Ormond Beach, FL). Melnyk started the day one shot behind overnight leader Fred Peel (Chipley, FL) and put together a steady 72 while Peel fell out of contention with a 77.

Melnyk's winning total was 1-under 215, wuth Carley at 1 over and Peel at 3 over.

Rob Hess (Casselberry, FL) and Curt Knorr (Atlanta, GA) were fourth and fifth at 4 and 5 over, respectively.

Results: Timuquana Cup Senior
1NCJames PearsonCharlotte, NC40068-67-72=207
2GAJack HallSavannah, GA25070-74-68=212
3GADanny NelsonSavannah, GA15072-74-69=215
4ALBuddy AlexanderAuburn, AL15073-70-73=216
5CALawrence FieldPalm Desert, CA15074-72-71=217

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ABOUT THE Timuquana Cup Senior

Invitational tournament with a field consisting of 40 of the top Mid Amateur players in the country, together with 20 of the top Senior Amateurs and 18 more Super Senior amateurs.

The theme of the event will be a "Gathering of Friends" with a small, select field dedicated to those individuals whose passion is amateur golf. The Timuquana Cup will be a celebration of amateur golf.

The tournament chairman is Steve Melnyk, and USGA Rules Official Tom Dudley will be in charge of course set up and the rules of competition. One of the highlights of this year's event will be a cocktail cruise on the St. Johns River departing from the Timuquana Country Club dock and housing will be available for many competitors in members' homes.

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