Hanzel, Hughett tied atop Dixie Senior Amateur
Doug Hanzel (USGA photo)
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (Dec. 11, 2018) – After one round at the Dixie Senior Amateur, Doug Hanzel
and Michael Hughett
are tied atop the leaderboard at 2 over. Each player got around Eagle Trace Golf Club in 74 and avoided big numbers.
Hanzel, of Savannah, Ga., enters the event roughly a month removed from capturing the SOS Championship by 11 shots. The 2017 AGC Senior Player of the Year also won the Gasparilla Senior and Golfweek Senior POY Classic. He is the defending champion this week.
For his part, Hughett, of Owasso, Okla., was runner-up in the Senior Porter Cup but played fewer national senior events than Hanzel did coming in.
Three players are tied for third at 4-over 76 including Christopher Chee, Joe Shaktman and Ken Kinkopf, who finished 10th at last week’s Ralph Bogart Tournament after holding the co-lead at the 36-hole mark.
In the super senior division, Edward Turner also leads with 2-over 74. He is two shots ahead of Jirka Danek and Marc Friend, who both had 76.
ABOUT THE Dixie Senior & Mid-Master
**The field limit has been reached BUT every
year players get in off the wait list -- to be put
on the wait list please email Rody Gomez at
The senior version of the Dixie Amateur
Championship added a Mid-Master division
starting in 2019. 54-hole
stroke play event with no cut. Mid-Master (ages 40-
54), Senior (ages 55-64)
and Super Senior
(65+) Divisions. The tournament has long drawn
some of the
country's top senior golfers to South Florida -- Doug
Hanzel (2013-2014, 2017); Brady Exber (2012); and
Woulfe (an amazing 7 titles, his latest in 2015) are
among the past
champions. All three rounds are
the TPC Eagle Trace. You may request an
invitation at www.dixieamateur.com
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