Rick Cloninger wins Chanticleer National Senior Invitational
Rick Cloninger (right)
Rick Cloninger (right)

There's something about Greenville Country Club that suits Rick Cloninger.

Cloninger won his third Chanticleeer National Senior Invitational on Thursday, carding rounds of 71-73-73 at Greenville CC, which is located about an hour and a half from his home in Rock Hill, SC.

Cloninger birdied the final hole to finish at 1-over 217 for the tournament, which proved to be enough for a one-stroke win over Jack Larkin. It was Cloninger's third CNSI title following wins in 2015 and '16.

Preston Edmondson (R)
Cloninger entered the final round tied with Bob Royak, but the 2019 U.S. Senior Amateur champion struggled to final round 79 to slip to fifth place. Larkin, who began the day two strokes off the lead, gained a share of the lead with an eagle on Greenville's par-5 17th, but Cloninger answered with a birdie on the last to take the title.

In the super senior division, Preston Edmondson, Steve Humphrey and Buzz Fly were tied at the end of regulation at 11-over. Due to travel commitments, Fly was not able to join the playoff, leaving Edmondson and Humphrey to decide matters on their own.

The playoff was short-lived, as Edmondson pulled out the victory on the first playoff hole.

Results: Chanticleer Senior Invitational
1SCRick CloningerRock Hill, SC70071-73-73=217
2GAJack Larkin, Sr.Atlanta, GA40073-73-72=218
T3SCEddie HargettBlythewood, SC30076-73-73=222
T3OKMichael HughettOwasso, OK30074-73-75=222
5GABob RoyakAlpharetta, GA30070-74-79=223

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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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