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Jack Hall wins the Chanticleer National Senior Invitational
Jack Hall (left) won the 2022 Chanticleer National Senior Invitational
Jack Hall (left) won the 2022 Chanticleer National Senior Invitational

Jack Hall (Savannah, Ga.) fended off a pair of former U.S. Senior Amateur champions to win the Chanticleer National Senior Invitational at Greenville (S.C.) Country Club's Chanticleer Course on Friday.

Hall had a share of the lead following the first and second rounds and went into the final 18 holes tied with Doug Hanzel (Savannah, Ga.), the 2013 U.S. Senior Amateur champion, at 6-under.

When Hanzel got off to a rough start with bogeys on each of his first three holes, Hall played steady all day en route to a final round 69 to earn his second win of the year following his senior division victory at the Gasparilla Invitational in February. It also marked his sixth top-five finish in his seven events this season.

"First, Greenville country club could not be a better host," said Hall. "Frank Wrenn works tirelessly to get a good field and his staff works exceedingly hard making sure everyone enjoys themselves.

"My keys to the week was driving followed by good iron play. Putting was off but consistent driving and approach shots made up the difference. I played two days with Doug and Jack Larkin so I knew where I stood with the competition."

Hall is enjoying a recent run of success despite playing with a cranky right hip that will need to be replaced.

In the off season I worked on hip rotation only to be told 30 days ago I need a complete right side hip replacement," said Hall. It doesn’t feel very good to walk or stand but has not affected my swing. I look forward to competing in the USGA Senior Open and hope I will be able to walk the 18."

Hall also credits a recent equipment upgrade.

"I upgraded my Titleist irons, and they have resulted in my last 8 competitive rounds being double digits under par."

Hanzel's final round 75 left him tied with 2019 U.S. Senior Amateur champion Bob Royak (Alpharetta, Ga.), who shot a final round 70 to gain a share of second place at 3-under.

Mike Combs (Roswell, Ga.) was the only other player to finish in red numbers at 1-under.

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Super Seniors and Legends Division

A pair of Charlotte, NC residents, James Pearson and Johnny Elam, were tied at even-par after 54-holes of play in the Super Senior Division before Pearson prevailed in a playoff to win the title.

Neil Spitalny (Chattanooga, Tenn.) carded rounds of 64-70-70 to win the Legends Division by 12 strokes.

Results: Chanticleer Senior Invitational
1GAJack HallSavannah, GA70068-70-69=207
2GABob RoyakAlpharetta, GA40074-69-70=213
3GADoug HanzelSavannah, GA30068-70-76=214
4GAMike CombsRoswell, GA30069-74-72=215
T5ALClaud CooperBirmingham, AL30072-72-73=217

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ABOUT THE Chanticleer Senior Invitational

The Chanticleer National Senior Invitational started in 2011 with the vision that it would provide a superbly conditioned, very challenging course on which to present a premier invitational tournament for elite senior and super senior golfers recognized for their playing accomplishments on a national and international scale. The limited field is determined from the pool of applicants with preference given to players' performance in national and international events as well as the current rankings. As an integral part of our vision, we provide extraordinary hospitality and great value to both our players and their significant others.

The Senior Division competition will be for players 55-64, as well as other older qualified players who may desire to play in this division. The Super Senior division will be for players 65-70, as well as other older qualified players who prefer to play at Chanticleer. There will be a cut after 36 holes. As an option for Legends, we will host a separate 70+ Legends division at our Riverside course provided we have a minimum number of 16 players. There will NOT be a cut.

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