Tim Fleming of Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club closed with a 2-under 70 and then won a playoff with Todd Pinneo of Lost Springs Country Club in Little Rock to win the Yamaha Senior South Central Section Championship Tuesday at Hillcrest Country Club in Bartlesville.
The two tied at 2-under 142. Third place went to Jim Young of Gaillardia Country Club in Oklahoma City at 146 after rounds of 73-73. Dan Rooney of the Folds of Honor Foundation in Owasso was fourth at 147 (74-73) and Cary Cozby of Southern Hills Country Club placed fifth at 148 (74-74).
The tournament is a qualifier for the 2023 Senior PGA Professional Championship to be held Oct. 26-29 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Fleming is already exempt for that event, so Pinneo, Young and Rooney earned spots in the field. Tracy Phillips of Tulsa, who is not competing in Bartlesville, is also exempt.Cozby will be first alternate with a strong chance of getting in the field.
In the Super Senior Division, Andy Schaben shot rounds of 70-74 to finish at even-par 144, five shots clear of Michaele Jonges (75-74).