Jim Lehman won a close contest at Kingsway CC
Jim Lehman (Minnetonka, Minn.) won the third tournament on the Senior Florida Swing, capturing the Kingsway Senior Invitational in Port Charlotte, Fla. by one shot.
Lehman was the model of consistency at Kingsway Country Club, shooting rounds of 71-72-72 and edging out the defending champion Pat Thompson (Asheville, N.C.) and Keith Decker (Martinsville, Va.).
Going into the final round, three players -- Lehman, Thompson and Allen Peake (Macon, Ga.) -- were tied for the lead, with Decker and Mike Arnold (Mooresville, N.C) one shot back.
Thompson closed with a 73 and Decker shot his third straight round of even-par 72 to share the runner-up spot.
Peake shot a 74 to finish alone in fourth.
Bob Kearney (Houston, Texas) finished tied for 5th, his third straight top-5 finish to start 2020. Also at 5th was Craig Hurlbert (Magnolia, Texas), who had won the first two senior events of the year, the Old Corkscrew and Gateway senior invitationals.
In the Super Senior division, Paul Schlachter (Bridgeville, Pa.) won by four shots over Kevin Macy (Oldsmar, Fla.) and John Fritz (Charlotte, N.C.).
John Cuomo (Richmond, Va.) won the Legends division by one shot over Michael Fedewa (Canton, Mich.).
Gary Strickfaden (Pinehurst, N.C.) won the Super Legends division by two shots over Jim Pfrogner (Sarasota, Fla.).
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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