Thad Hudgens wins Lupton Invitational
Thad Hudgens
Thad Hudgens

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. (May 26, 2013) -- Thad Hudgens captured the 2013 Lupton Invitational Mid-Amateur Division by holding off two-time defending champion Kris Mikkelsen by one shot.

Hudgens, who took the lead in Round 2 on Saturday, prevailed when Mikkelsen watched a putt that would have tied it and forced a sudden-death playoff slip by the hole.

Paul Simson won the Senior Division in a playoff over defending champion Doug Hanzel. The two were tied after 54 holes of regulation before Simson birdied the second playoff hole to capture his fourth Lupton Senior title.

Don Kuehn took the Super Senior Division, knocking off defending champion Don Marsh.

Results: Lupton Memorial Invitational
1FLThad HudgensLongwood, FL40073-71-77--221
2GAKris MikkelsenAtlanta, GA30071-78-73--222
T5GADalton MelnykAtlanta, GA20070-77-79--226
T3ILCharles WaddellChicago, IL20072-78-74--224
T5FLJeronimo EsteveWindermere, FL20076-74-76--226

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ABOUT THE Lupton Memorial Invitational

This event, named after club founder John T. Lupton, debuted in 2005 on a spectacular Pete Dye golf course near Chatanooga. Mitch Voges won the 1991 U.S. Amateur here, and Tiger Woods won the 1996 NCAA Championship here despite a final round 80. 54 hole individual event with a 36 hole cut. Stroke play format for the Championship division and Stableford format for the Senior division. Committee will invite 72 mid ams and 54 senior ams. The field will be cut to approximately 75% in each division following the 2nd round.

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