Hargett, Ishee hold ground for Senior North & South titles
Eddie Hargett (SCGA photo)
PINEHURST, N.C. (Aug. 22, 2018) – Eddie Hargett
held on to his second-round lead at the Senior North & South and turned it into a four-shot victory Wednesday at Pinehurst No. 2. Hargett had a final-round, 2-under 74 on a day when scores rose across the board.
Hargett only had three birdies on No. 2, a course that has hosted nine USGA events since 1962, including three U.S. Opens. He managed an even-par 36 on the front, but had 38 on the back to finish with 74. Hargett was 5 under for the week, and ended up four ahead of runners-up Joe Shaktman and Johnny Elam
Already this year, Hargett has finished second at the Chanticleer Senior and T-3 at the Gasparilla Senior. This is his first Senior North & South title.
Shaktman and Elam both had a final-round 71, which was the best score of the day. Shaktman missed finishing in solo second thanks to a double bogey on No. 18.
and Walter Todd shared fourth place with a 1-over total. Defending champion Todd Hendley
tied for seventh with John Ambridge
and John Fritz
In the super senior division, Jerry Ishee II
closed with 76 at Pinehurst No. 6, but still managed to hang on for a one-shot victory over Bruce Scamehorn. Ishee had at least a share of the lead for each of the first two rounds.
ABOUT THE North & South Senior
Part of the annual North & South series of
tournaments at Pinehurst that include Men's,
Women's, Juniors and Seniors. Entries are open
male and female golfers who meet the
requirements below. All applicants must
to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status and meet
the requirements of the USGA Gender Policy.
In the Men's Open Division, applicants must
reached 55 years of age by tournament date to
be eligible for competition. All applicants must
have a handicap index of 8.4 or less.
In the Men's Super-Senior Division, applicants
must have reached 65 years of age by
tournament date to be eligible for competition.
All applicants must have a handicap index 10.4
FORMAT: 54-holes of stroke play will determine
the Champion. Play will be divided into four
divisions (Men’s Open, Men’s Super-Senior,
Women’s Open, and Women’s Super-Senior)
contested with one round each on Pinehurst
1, No. 5, No. 8. A full field will consist of 90
Men and 90 Super-Senior Men.
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