Thad Hudgens wins Lupton Invitational
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.
ABOUT THE Lupton Memorial Invitational
This event, named after club founder John T.
debuted in 2005 on a spectacular Pete Dye
near Chatanooga. Mitch Voges won the 1991
Amateur here, and Tiger Woods won the
Championship here despite a final round 80.
individual event with a 36 hole cut. Stroke
for the Championship division and Stableford
for the Senior division. Committee will invite
ams and 54 senior ams. The field will be cut to
approximately 75% in each division following the
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