Tulsan Field ties for fourth at Trans-Miss Senior Championship

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – Gene Elliott added another piece of shiny hardware to his trophy case Thursday when he cruised to a four-shot Trans-Mississippi Senior Championship victory at picturesque Eldorado Country Club.

Holding a five-shot lead headed into the final round, Elliott shot a businessman-like even-par 71 to get the job done. The 1998 Porter Cup champion and two-time Iowa State Amateur winner mastered Eldorado’s firm and severely sloped Bermuda TiffDwarf greens with only one three-putt in 54 holes. Paced by a second round 66, Elliott finished the championship at 4-under-par 209. It’s his second Trans-Miss Golf Association title; in 2012 he won the Four-Ball with fellow Iowan and Trans-Miss Director Mike McCoy.

Lawrence Field of Tulsa shot a final-round 70 to move up into a tie for fourth. Former Oral Roberts golfer Byran Norton was also in the top 10, tied for ninth after closing with a 72.

Mark Miller from Antioch won the Super Senior Division (ages 65 and older). Steady play and incremental scoring improvements helped him take a one-shot victory over two Texans. Fort Worth’s Jody Vasquez and Gary Kirwan of McKinney tied for second place. Miller shot rounds of 76-74-73 to post 10-over 223. In the Legends Division, Jim Martin of Dallas withstood a six-hole playoff to secure his third consecutive title. He and Michael Mahoney from La Jolla, Calif., tied at 8-over 221 before Martin sank a four-foot birdie on the sixth extra hole.


2017 Trans-Mississippi Senior Amateur Championship

May 25, 2017

Eldorado Country Club

Indian Wells, Calif.

Final Scores

Senior Division

Gene Elliott, West Des Moines, IA   72-66-71–209

Mark Morgan, Shingle Springs, CA   71-72-70–213

Mike Rowley, San Luis Obispo, CA   73-71-71–215

Grady Brame, Hammond, LA   74-70-72–216

Lawrence Field, Tulsa, OK   75-71-70–216

John McClure, Austin, TX   76-70-72–218

Bob Kain, La Quinta, CA   75-75-70–220

Kory Frost, Trabuco Canyon, CA   72-72-77–221

Jim Lehman, Plymouth, MN   80-70-72–222

Bryan Norton, Mission Hills, KS   76-70-76–222

Chuck Palmer, Dallas, TX   74-70-78–222

Mike Booker, The Woodlands, TX   73-74-76–223

Tommy Brennan, Covington, LA   74-72-77–223

Mike Casamento, Wichita, KS   73-74-77–224

Hunter Nelson, Houston, TX   77-71-76–224

Robert McDonald III, Austin, TX   74-73-78–225

Douglas Williams, Los Angeles, CA   70-77-78–225

Casey Boyns, Monterey, CA   81-76-69–226

Larry Nunez, Austin, TX   80-71-75–226

Chuck Vuytowecz, Pauma Valley, CA   76-75-75–226

Jeff Burda, Modesto, CA   77-75-75–227

James Camaione, Upland, CA   78-76-73–227

Charlie Jabbia, Beaumont, TX   75-76-76–227

Lee Sandlin, Dallas, TX   75-75-77–227

Jim Williams, Riverside, CA   73-78-76–227

Don Eklund, San Diego, CA   71-79-78–228

Kip Estep, Rockwall, TX   76-72-80–228

Kenneth Noonan, Pacific Grove, CA   79-77-72–228

David Ujihara, Brea, CA   72-78-78–228

Craig Calkins, Manhattan Beach, CA   75-73-81–229

Bill Jackson, Oklahoma City, OK   78-78-73–229

Hollis Sullivan, Wichita Falls, TX   84-70-75–229

Robert Pomerantz, Des Moines, IA   77-77-76–230

Dan Pouliot, Burbank, CA   78-73-79–230

Jeff Dillard, Fort Worth, TX   80-75-76–231

Steve Cribari, La Quinta, CA   77-73-84–234

Stewart Lawwill, Hixson, TN   79-76-79–234

Dave Steingart, Edina, MN   75-76-83–234

Ed Turner, Richardson, TX   80-73-81–234

Brent Cooper, Dallas, TX   78-79-78–235

Ed Cuff, Del Mar, CA   78-76-81–235

James Peebles, Fort Worth, TX   79-78-79–236

Rick Goolsby, Fullerton, CA   81-76-80–237

Bruce Baumann, Palm Desert, CA   75-82-83–240

Marshall Morgan, Odessa, TX   78-79-85—242


John Beury, Palm Desert, CA   80-84

Dan Carroll, Indio, CA   77-82

Alan Fama, Houston, TX   81-78

John Festival, Calgary, AB   82-79

Mark Gardner, Redlands, CA   74-87

Bob Haslam, Fort Worth, TX   81-86

John Juntilla, Spring Park, MN   79-79

Richard Knee, Indian Wells, CA   75-81

John Mack, Alta Loma, CA   84-74

Steve McPherson, Palm Desert, CA   83-77

Bob Neal, Mansfield, TX   84-80

Dan Phillips, Olympia, WA   90-77

Ramiro Romo, Burlington, WI   88-83

Kent Samuel, The Woodlands, TX   78-80

Rick Shlemmer, Manhattan Beach, CA   85-77

Vern Spurlock, Fort Worth, TX   80-80

Craig Summers, Tucson, AZ   101-89

Denny Thomas, Rancho Santa Margari, CA   80-84

Michael Zarcaro, Houston, TX   83-76

Christopher Blair, Nipomo, CA   WD

Bill Brammer, Escondido, CA   WD

Jimmy Burke, Houston, TX   WD

Rick Doebler, Fullerton, CA   WD

Patrick Duncan, Rancho Santa Fe, CA   WD

Brad Forrester, La Quinta, CA  WD

Fred Hoffman, Riverside, CA   WD

Russ Newman, Fargo, ND   WD

John Pate, Santa Barbara, CA   WD

Rich Simonin, Riverside, CA   WD

Steve Van Herpe, Temecula, CA   WD


Super Senior Division

Mark Miller, Antioch, CA   76-74-73–223

Gary Kirwan, McKinney, TX   74-72-78–224

Jody Vasquez, Aledo, TX   71-71-82–224

Gary Hardin, Carlsbad, CA   75-75-75–225

Denny Alexander, Fort Worth, TX   77-77-72–226

Greg Mokler, La Quinta, CA   72-77-77–226

Tom O’Grady, Los Altos, CA   71-82-73–226

Patrick Rohan, San Diego, CA   73-74-79–226

Steve Bell, Denver, CO   81-73-73–227

Kemp Richardson, Laguna Niguel, CA   75-81-71–227

Les Devitt, Scottsdale, AZ   76-78-74–228

Rich Tolly, Laguna Hills, CA   79-73-77–229

James Myers, Oceanside, CA   73-82-76–231

David Moore, Marana, AZ   71-82-79–232

Steve Spines, Dana Point , CA   73-82-78–233

Doug Tambara, Huntington Beach, CA   75-82-77–234

Corliss Nelson, Dallas, TX   74-82-80–236

Steve Rhorer, Costa Mesa, CA   78-79-79–236

Jim Donofrio, Salem, OR   81-78-78–237

Paul Shimoff, Redlands, CA   80-80-81–241

Craig Campbell, Midland, TX   80-79-84—243


Don Berthiaume, Littleton, CO   84-88

Donald Chester, Frisco, TX   84-82

Mack Clapp, Missoula, MT   84-82

William Hamilton, Indio, CA   79-84

Pat Hare, Fort Worth, TX   83-87

Patrick Hodges, Dallas, TX   83-81

David Johnson, Solana Beach, CA   76-88

Nyal Leslie, Tucson, AZ   81-86

Tom Melcher, Mansfield, TX   82-81

Beau Miller, La Quinta, CA   90-88

Martin Park, Wichita, KS   82-81

Ken Redfern, Austin, TX   78-84

Loren Singletary, Houston, TX   85-81

Steve Summers, Dallas, TX   80-86

Dale White, Fort Worth, TX   82-83

David Carroll, Napa, CA   WD

Joe Connolly, Pacific Palisdes, CA   WD

Marshall Gleason, Tucson, AZ   WD

Chris Maletis, Portland, OR   WD


Legends Division

Jim Martin, Dallas, TX   68-77-76—221*

Michael Mahoney, La Jolla, CA   75-73-73–221

John Walker, Scottsdale, AZ   75-75-73–223

Gene Ackerman, Elk Grove, CA   74-77-76–227

Gary Shemano, Kentfield, CA   74-77-77–228

Rob Thompson, Merced, CA   79-81-72–232

Rick Bryson, Long Beach, CA   77-80-76–233

Phil Patterson, La Jolla, CA   78-79-76–233

Alan Schneider, San Francisco, CA   78-82-79–239

David Robinson, Las Vegas, NV   76-83-83–242


Sam Boyd, Horseshoe Bay, TX   82-79

Jay Guerin, Fremont, CA   81-87

Jerry Hutton, Long Beach, CA   84-84

Stephen Wilson, Solana Beach, CA   81-80

Jerry Cundari, Portland, OR   WD

Bill Heldmar, Tulsa, OK   WD


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