Hammond claims individual titles in Senior Professional and Hall of Fame Championships

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ENID, Oklahoma – The 2013 SCSPGA Senior Cup Matches were held on Sunday, August 4, at Oakwood Country Club. The event featured 18 holes of team competition (best ball & scramble) featuring PGA Professionals representing Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma. When the final score was posted, the team from the Western Chapter (Darren Watts, Jim Kane, Fred Forbes, Mike Gowens, Mark Fuller, Andy Schaben) celebrated their one shot victory over the Arkansas Chapter.Western Chapter – 196
Arkansas Chapter – 197
Eastern Chapter – 198
Kansas Chapter – 216

The 2013 Senior Hall of Fame Championship and Senior Professional Championship were held simultaneously on August 5 & 6 at Oakwood Country Club. The 36-hole individual stroke play event featured PGA Professionals from Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma competing for the coveted Hall of Fame title and the chance to represent the SCSPGA at the 2013 Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship, presented by Mercedes-Benz, October 10-13, at Creighton Farms in Aldie, Virginia, and River Creek Club in Leesburg, Virginia.

Mike Hammond, WinStar World Casino Golf Course in Thackerville, OK, mastered Oakwood’s demanding layout and a sudden-death playoff to claim both titles.

"The golf course was in great shape and played very tough both days," said Hammond.  "We had a lot of great players in the field… I’m honored to have played well and come out on top!"

Oakwood Country Club is no stranger to hosting SCSPGA events, as it has been the choice site of several championships throughout the years.

"It’s always an honor to host a SCSPGA event at our course," said Tim Mendenhall, PGA Head Professional. "It is a unique opportunity for our membership and the general public to see the experts in the business and game of golf competing,"

"Events like this can only happen through the generosity of our sponsors," said Cimarron Grubb, SCSPGA Tournament Director. "We truly appreciate our national sponsors and Mr. Craig Raguse for making this event a success… and hats off to the staff of Oakwood Country Club for the great golf course conditions and first-class hospitality!"

Final Results – Sr. Professional Championship

1st Mike Hammond* 69-70 139
2nd Jim Kane* 70-70 140
T-3rd Rod Nuckolls* 73-68 141
Tracy Phillips* 69-72 141
5th Fletcher White* 71-71 142
6th Mike Gowens** 72-72 144
T-7th Mark Fuller** 71-74 145
Kevin Brown** 75-70 145
T-9th Steve Ball 74-72 146
Art Romero 72-74 146
Mike Stewart 71-75 146

*Qualified for Sr. PGA Professional National Championship*

Final Results – Hall of Fame Championship

1st Mike Hammond 69-70 139 *won playoff
2nd George Glenn 70-69 139
3rd Jim Kane 70-70 140
T-4th Rod Nuckolls 73-68 141
Tracy Phillips 69-72 141
6th Fletcher White 71-71 142
7th Mike Gowens 72-72 144
T-8th Mark Fuller 71-74 145
Kevin Brown 75-70 145
T-10th Steve Ball 74-72 146
Art Romero 72-74 146
Mike Stewart 71-75 146
Vince Bizik 70-76 146

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