LAKE SUZY, Fla. (January 15, 2019) - Pat Thompson (Asheville, N.C.) shot a final-round 70 to erase a four-shot deficit and win the Kingsway Senior Invitational at Kingsway Country Club.
It was Thompson's first national senior win since last year's Chanticleer Senior Invitational.
Ken Kinkopf (Dublin, Ohio) led after the first two days with rounds of 69-74 but fell to a third-place tie with Terry Werner (Dyer, Ind.) with a 76 on the final day.
That left the title chase up to Thompson and Scott Smith (Houston, Texas), who each started the day four shots back. In the end, Thompson's 70 edged Smith's 71 and gave Thompson the win.
Rokki Rogan (Fort Myers, Fla.) shot the low round of the day, a 69, to round out the top five.
The defending champion Steve Humphrey (Lexington, Ky.) finished 18th.
SUPER SENIOR DIVISION
Paul Schlachter overcame an opening 77 with rounds of 69-67 to win by two shots over John Armstrong, who closed with a 68. Bill Everett, Bill Zylstra and Ian Harris finished thrid through fifth.
John Cuomo rode an opening-round 68 to a three-shot win over John Blank. Berger Warner was third, seven shots back.
SUPER LEGENDS DIVISION
Charlie Busbee shot a final-round 70 to come from three shots back and overtake Walt Martin by one shot. It was a two-man race, with Martin clearing the third-place finisher by seven shots.
ABOUT THE Kingsway Senior Invitational
54-hole stroke play event created by Virginia's Dave
King, now part of the Senior Florida Swing.
Entries are open by invitation only to amateur golfers
who have a
verifiable handicap of eight (8) or less. Seniors: age
55 & above; Super Seniors: age 65 & above;
Legends: age 70 & above; Super Legends: age 75
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