60-year-old John Skeadas II wins his fifth Savannah City title
L-R: John Skeadas II, tournament director Fred Elmgren, O.C. Welch (Randy Thompson/SavannahNow.com photo)
By Nathan Fordyce for the Savannah Morning News
A familiar name was at the top as the final day of the Savannah City Amateur Golf Championship came to a close Sunday at Bacon Park Golf Course.
John Skeadas II had used a strong 6-under-par 65 on Saturday to cruise into the lead, and parlayed it with a 2-under 69 on Sunday to win his fifth Savannah City Amateur title by two strokes. Skeadas II, who last won in 2014, said he knew he was in good shape when he made a par putt on 17 and needed only to make par on 18 to secure the win.
“I felt really in control all weekend of my golf game. I was able to control my golf ball and the distances were right,” said Skeadas II. “I made all my 6-footers when you have to, and that’s how you win.”
The soon-to-be 61-year-old Savannah native said he had won the tournament before it even began, and it had nothing to do with the scorecard.
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ABOUT THE Savannah City Amateur
Long a favorite of Savannah area
players and contested on a classic 1926
Donald Ross design,
tournament has been won by local legends
Doug Hanzel (5-time champ), Danny Nelson (5-time
champ) and Jack Hall
(multiple titles) play each year. Championship and
flighted divisions, plus a women's division and
gross and net competitions for seniors and super
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