Paul Neeman (Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association Photo)
Paul Neeman shot rounds of 69-71 to finish 4-under and win the 31st Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association Senior Amateur Championship at St. Clair Country Club by three shots. He shot a final round 1-under 71.
The Championship flight of players began the day with Paul Neeman and David Bremer tied at the top at 3-under, with Brian Hall and Brian Lovett following behind, tied for third at even par.
Neeman got off to a good start with a birdie on the first hole.
Despite having two bogeys on the front nine, a stretch of birdies on Holes No. 6, 7, and 8 helped push Neeman to the solo lead. Holding on to his game, Neeman finished his round with a score of one-under, bringing his total to 4-under.
No other players were able to catch Neeman.
David Woods was unable to produce a second round under par, leaving him finishing the championship at four-over and in third place.
Brian Lovett, the defending champion, had a stretch of birdies on holes No. 4, 5, and 6, which helped push him into the red. Finishing the day with a score of one-under and a total of one-under, Lovett slipped into second place to be the runner-up.
Five past champions were in the field: Brian Lovett, Mike O'Neill, Jack Eisenbeis, Jim Dunn, and Scott Edwards.
Jim Mauze shot rounds of 79 and 80 to have a combined gross score of 15-over to win the 50-59 division.
Josh Goldman put his handicap to use to bring in a combined net score of 14-over to win the age 50-59 net division. Coming in just after were the age 60-64 division after starting on Hole No. 10.
Kevin Erxleben came out on top of this group with a total gross score of 4-over. Mark Lamoreaux and Ken Gillum applied handicap strokes to finish with a net score of 9-over.
In a scorecard playoff, Lamoreaux came out on top of the age 60-64 net division.
Patrick Idoux was sitting in a strong position after a Round one score of even par. Idoux had a tougher second round but was able to stay on top of the age 65-69 group with a gross score of 8-over.
For the age 65-69 net division, Kent Plotner and Jeff Hebrank shot two-day totals of 10-over
In a scorecard playoff, Plotner would be victorious. R Amos maintained his position on the leaderboard in the age 70 and up division. Amos shot 13-over to be the champion.
Once handicap strokes were applied, Schooner Fitzgerald would be victorious in the age 70 and up net division with a score of 6-over.View results for MAGA Senior Amateur
ABOUT THE MAGA Senior Amateur
36-hole senior championship of the Metropolitan
Amateur Golf Association (MAGA), with an overall
championship (the George F. Meyer Championship)
the following age divisions: 50-59, 60-64, 65-69,
74, and 75+. Entries are
open to amateur golfers who are affiliated with
or are a member of a club which is a Member
Club of the MAGA.
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