Decker becomes first three-time Senior Porter Cup Winner
LEWISTON, NY (September 7, 2018) - In the 30-year history of the Senior Porter Cup six players had won the tournament twice. On Friday at Niagara Falls Country Club Keith Decker became the first player to win the tournament three-times.
Decker, a winner three years in a row, began the final round in the lead and closed with a 2-over 72 that was good enough to hold off the field.
The victory for Decker was his second AGC Senior Ranking win of the season to go along with his title at the Dave King Senior Invitational in early August. Decker has now won two or more ranking tournaments in each of the last three years. A resident of Martinsville, VA, Decker won four-times in 2016 and three-times in 2017 finishing those seasons ranked third and fourth in AGC Senior Rankings.
Paul Schlachter closed in 2-under 70, his best round of the week, to defend his Super Senior Division title winning by seven shots while John Blank earned a two shot victory in the Legends Division.
Information for this article was provided by The Buffalo News.
ABOUT THE Senior Porter Cup
The Senior Porter Cup is an invitational amateur
event conducted at stroke play over 54 holes. The
Tournament Committee reserves the right to
invite players of national and international
reputation to participate. Contestants are selected
on the basis of their competitive record and
accomplishments in major amateur and senior
amateur tournaments. Players must be at least 55
years of age prior to beginning of tournament.
The Senior division was added to the annual
Porter Cup Invitational in 1992 and has been
played as as a separate tournament since 2008.
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