Brian Kern wins U.S. Senior Challenge by Two Shots
Senior Division winner Brian Kern
(Sun Country Golf Photo)
SANDIA PARK, NM (June 7, 2018) - Brian Kern combined rounds of 75-74-77 to finish 10-over and as the two shot winner of the U.S. Senior Challenge hosted by Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Course.
In the final round Kern birdied only three-times, on Nos. 2, 10 and 15, but those three birdies proved to be provide just enough separation.
Kevin Sivage and Frank Ramey shared second at 12-over, John Hornbeck was third at 13-over while Jonathan Valuck took fifth at 14-over.
In the Super Senior Senior race Jeff Burda ran away with things carding a 3-over showing for the week to win by nine shots. Burda opened with tallies of 75-74 before saving his best for last in the form of a 2-under 70 that included a hole-in-one on the 182 yard par-3 4th and three birdies that offset a triple-bogey and a bogey.
Bev Hargraves was a distant second at 12-over and in third it was Charlie Horn at 14-over.
The team title was won by the 8-under New Mexico Red squad comprised of Pat Fogerty, Jack Slayton, Anton Salome and Kevin Sivage.
ABOUT THE U.S. Senior Challenge
The U.S. Senior Challenge is the nation’s only senior,
amateur golf event featuring teams from different
competing against each other usually held in June of
each year. Four-man teams representing their
one of which can be 50-54 and at least three need to
be 55 & over and much like a collegiate event, has
individual component inside the event.
The tournament is a 54-hole competition. The best
three of four scores per hole are counted on the first
competitive play when teams are paired together,
and the best three of four 18-hole rounds are scored
final two rounds.
A team and an individual champion will be identified
along with a Senior and Super Senior Payout.
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