Scott Harvey posted 66 today at Los Angeles Country Club
LOS ANGELES, California (June 23, 2018) -- Scott Harvey has a game that travels well to most courses. The 2014 U.S. Mid-Am champion (and 2015 USA Walker Cup team member) was part of an early leaderboard in round one, where he shot 69.
But a tough second round of 78 (in fairness all the scores were higher on a more difficult scoring day) put him in danger of not defending his title. Trailing a trio of players by a full 4 shots, Harvey needed his best to pull out his third-straight George C. Thomas title.
A 66 did the trick, vaulting Harvey to a three shot victory. No doubt, he'll return to Los Angeles CC next year to try and make it four.
Skip Berkmeyer (Town & Country, MO) and Aaron Hickman (Tyler, X) finished tied for second. Berkmeyer, the veteran Midwestern Mid-Am, matched Harvey's 66 and passed everyone in front of him except for Mr. Harvey.
Gene Elliott (West Des Moines, IA), grabbed the lead early on Thursday and never let it go.
He won his first George C. Thomas Senior Championship, posting 3-under 209 -- 5-strokes ahead of runner-up John Pate (Santa Barbara, CA).
Grady Brame posted the low senior score of the day, a 2-under 68.
ABOUT THE George C. Thomas Invitational
54-hole stroke play invitational with Mid-Am and
Senior divisions is named for George C. Thomas, Jr.,
the legendary golf course architect who designed the
courses for Bel-Air Country Club, The Los Angeles
Country Club, Riviera Country Club and others in the
1920s. Thomas was a prominent rose breeder on
East Coast before gaining fame as a golf course
designer. Los Angeles Country Club was the host of
the 2017 Walker Cup.
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