April 04, 2013

52nd Senior Amateur Field Set

Strong field ready for tough test at Quail Ridge CC

The top 144 senior amateur golfers in the state will compete April 16-18, with hopes of winning the 52nd Florida State Senior Amateur Championship at Quail Ridge Country Club, in Boynton Beach.

Before reaching the Championship, more than 300 participants attempted to qualify at one of seven sites across the state. In the Championship, participants will play 36 holes at Quail Ridge Country Club – North Course,on April 16-17.  After 36 holes, there will be a cut to the low 60 and ties. The final 18 holes of the Championship will be played on April 18.

The 52nd Senior Amateur Championship is considered to be the best in the Championships history including:

  • 6 - Past Senior Amateur Champions – Jim Carley, Ed Craig, Steve Earsley, Bruce Scamehorn, Rick Woulfe, Bill Zylstra
  • 3 - Past Super Senior Champions – James Byer, Jim Carley, Bob Harris (2 time)
  • 5 - Past Senior Match Play Champions – Pete Andrews, Lee Booker, Tom Hyman, Howard Logan, Rick Woulfe,
  • 1 - Past Super Senior Match Play Champion – Ed Craig (2 time)
  • 2 - Past Amateur Champions – Tom Knapp (2 time) & Doug Lacrosse
  • 4 - Past Amateur Match Play Champions – Walter Himlesbaugh, Doug LaCrosse, Bruce Scamehorn, Steve Sim (2 time)
  • 5 - Past Mid-Amateur Champions – Tom Case, Tom Knapp (2 time), Bruce Scamehorn, Ronnie Tumlin, (2 time), Rick Woulfe
  • 4 - Past Mid-Senior Champions – Randy Elliott, Bruce Scamehorn, Peter Wegmann, Rick Woulfe
  • 1 - Past Boys Junior 16-18 – Peter Wegmann
  • 3 - Past Player of the Year – Tom Knapp, Doug LaCrosse (3 time), Rick Woulfe (3 time)
  • 4 - Past Senior Player of the Year – Steve Earlsey, Bruce Scamehorn, Mike Walters, Rick Woulfe (7 Time)
  • 12 - Players Ranked in the Top 50 in the US by Golfweek Rankings – Including the #1 ranked player Bill Zylstra
  • Three Oldest Players – Ed Craig 70, Ed Garver 72, and Bob Harris (member at Quail Ridge CC) 84 years young

In all, 51 players earned exempt status through a variety of different means. Participants must be 55 or older to participate in the Championship.

Spectators and media are invited to watch the state’s best senior amateur golfers compete at Quail Ridge Country Club.    

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