Senior Amateur champions. The year-old Royak defeated Roger Newsom 1-up in the finals. He has been a frequent qualifier for USGA events, but this is the first time he has made a deep run in one of them. Royak carded 16 pars and made just two bogeys, becoming the second champion in the past three years to win without making a birdie in the finals.
Alpharetta’s Bob Royak Wins U.S. Senior Amateur Championship
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The Georgia Senior Championship is open to male amateur golfers who are GSGA members, Georgia residents and age 55 or older as of the first day of the championship. The format is 54 holes of stroke play with the field cut to the low 70 and ties after 36 holes. From , the Senior Champion was awarded the Claude N. Hughes Trophy. There was no Championship conducted from It returned in with Johnny Skeadas of Savannah winning the title. Beginning in , the Skeadas family now awards the trophy, named in his honor, to the Champion each year.
Along with earning his first Senior Championship in his first year of eligibility he turned 55 this past February , Hanzel earned other accolades as well. His hole score to par of under is the lowest ever at the Senior Championship, besting 5-under-par set in and by Frank Costanzo of Savannah and Larry Clark of Kingston, respectively. With his 66 in round two, Hanzel tied the lowest hole score record set in by Costanzo. Hanzel became the first player since Bill Ploeger of Columbus in to post a score in the 60s in each of the first two rounds of this competition.
Senior Amateur, the most for the championship since The average age of the U. Senior Amateur competitors is