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.
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
male and female golfers who meet the
requirements below. All applicants must
to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status and meet
the requirements of the USGA Gender Policy.
In the Men's Open Division, applicants must
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
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)
contested with one round each on Pinehurst
1, No. 5, No. 8. A full field will consist of 90
Men and 90 Super-Senior Men.
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