North & South Senior: Simson wins his fourth
PINEHURST, N.C. (Aug 18, 2011) – With over 200 golf tiles already under his belt, Paul Simson took home his sixth North & South Amateur Championship title Thursday. Simson now has two Men’s and four Senior Men’s North & South titles.

Simson took the lead in round two of the 60th playing of the championship, with a round of even par on Course No. 8 after shooting one-under-par in round one. He went on to shoot a round of even par again on Pinehurst No. 2 in the final round to edge ahead of Charlotte’s Gary Brown (72-72-76) and Joe Fairey (74-74-72) of St. Matthews, SC who tied for second in the Open Division at 220.

Ken Highlander (70-75-76) led after round one with a two-under-par 70, but the tenth hole of Pinehurst No. 2 in the final round removed all hopes of the Edwardsville, IL resident garnering the lead. Highlander tied Bill Leonard of Kennesaw, GA, who scored the stellar low round on Thursday (76-76,69) for fourth with 221.

In the Super Senior Division, Jim Carley of Ormond Beach, FL defeated Joe Cantrell of Louisville, KY in a sudden death playoff. Carley and Cantrell were tied after the first round of the Championship, each scoring even par, but Carley’s three-under-par in round two gave him the clubhouse lead. Cantrell rallied with four birdies in the final round to give him the final round lead, putting him in the playoff with Carley for the title.

Results: North & South Senior
1NCPaul SimsonRaleigh, NC50071-72-72--215
T2SCJoe FaireySt. Matthews, SC40074-74-72--220
T2NCGary BrownCharlotte, NC40072-72-76--220
T4GABill LeonardMarietta, GA30076-76-69--221
T4ILKen HighlanderEdwardsville, IL30070-75-76--221

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ABOUT THE North & South Senior

Part of the annual North & South series of tournaments at Pinehurst that include Men's, Women's, Juniors and Seniors. Entries are open to male and female golfers who meet the requirements below. All applicants must conform to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status and meet the requirements of the USGA Gender Policy.

In the Men's Open Division, applicants must have reached 55 years of age by tournament date to be eligible for competition. All applicants must have a handicap index of 8.4 or less. In the Men's Super-Senior Division, applicants must have reached 65 years of age by tournament date to be eligible for competition. All applicants must have a handicap index 10.4 or less.

FORMAT: 54-holes of stroke play will determine the Champion. Play will be divided into four divisions (Men’s Open, Men’s Super-Senior, Women’s Open, and Women’s Super-Senior) and contested with one round each on Pinehurst No. 1, No. 5, No. 8. A full field will consist of 90 Open Men and 90 Super-Senior Men.

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