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Rob Johnson wins the Upstate Senior Classic...

Greenville County Golf Association President Robbie Gravley and 2009 Upstate Senior Classic winner Rob Johnson (on right)

The 2009 Upstate Senior Classic was held April 27-28 at Fox Run Country Club. Long time club member Rob Johnson took the crown with a two day total of 143, one under par. Johnson shot even par 72 on Monday to take a two shot lead over fellow member Tommy Ashworth and Dean Gosnell of Pebble Creek. But with a solid 71 on the tournament's final day, Johnson stretched his lead and cruised to a five shot win, earning his first Greenville County Golf Association tournament title. Ashworth finished second with another 74 for a 148 total, while Roger Page of Links O'Tryon came back from an opening 77 with a nice par 72 to take third place.

Links O'Tryon's Rodney Austin won the first flight, while Jim Thrift of Greer Country Club took the second flight. Fox Run member Al Drake won the Super Senior title. Drake, who is 79, came close both days to shooting his age in taking the age 65 & up honors.

Thank you to all of the golfers that participated in the tournament and special thanks to Fox Run Head Professional Kurt Vogel and his staff for all the help!
 

Championship Flight
Johnson Rob 72 71 143
Ashworth Tommy 74 74 148
Page Roger 77 72 149
Aiken Bud 78 73 151
Blanton Terry 78 73 151
Gault Eddie 78 73 151
Gosnell Dean 74 78 152
Brown Doug 76 77 153
Reid Kevin 75 79 154
Edmonds Jim 75 NC

First Flight
Austin Rodney 80 70 150
Minyard Mike 80 73 153
Kahl Rudy 81 76 157
Oyervides Rick 81 76 157
Mason David 81 77 158
Bullard Richard 80 80 160
Riley Dave 81 81 162
Stallcup Larry 84 79 163
Culpepper Steve 84 80 164
Drake Al 84 82 166

Second Flight
Thrift Jim 85 77 162
Cook Lee 85 80 165
Edlin Ken 87 81 168
Blalock John 87 82 169
Easterlin Greg 85 87 172
Smith Rick 85 87 172
Terrell Bill 88 84 172
Haneburger Jules 95 83 178
Conn Larry 88 NC
Orr Chuck 90 NC





Mike Rogers wins Upstate Senior Classic!

The 2nd Annual Upstate Senior Classic was held at the Greer Country Club. Mike Rogers shot a pair of 70's to win the championship.

Dan Harvey won the Super Senior Championship.

Thanks to everyone that played and made this a succuesful & exciting championship!


Click for Sunday's final results...

Upstate Senior Classic page...

2007 Upstate Senior Classic

The 2nd Annual Upstate Senior Classic is underway at the Greer Country Club. Doug Tooke and Joe Hamacher are tied for the lead after shooting 69. Mike Rogers (70) along with Donnie Gravley (71) and defending champion Doug Brown are in the hunt headed into Sunday's final round. Last year's Super Senior Champion Harold Brown and Bill Thorne are tied at 77 for that division.

Click on the links below to see tee times for Sunday and first round scores.

Sunday's Tee Times...

Saturday scores...




Doug Brown takes Upstate Senior crown!
Fires 69 to follow opening 68 to win by six shots......

Doug Brown led from start to finish in the innaugural Upstate Senior Classic at the Greer Country Club. Brown followed his first round 68 with a 69 on Wednesday to post a 7 under par total of 137. Brown won by six strokes over 71 year old Harold Brown. Harold Brown, who shot two strokes under his age on Day 1 with a 69, finished up with a 74 and a 143. In third, Leland Crim (69), Doug Tooke (70), and David Mason (73), tied at 145. Two time Greenville County Am Champ Bobby Hines closed with a 70 to pick up 6th at 146.

Doug Brown started out with a front none 36, and pulled away with his back nine 33 for his 69. Harold Brown captured the Super Seniors Division for entrants age 65 & older. Brown was followed by Bill Thorne & Ray Van Kirk.

The winners were as follows:

Overall Champion
DOUG BROWN - 137
Harold Brown - 143
David Mason - 145
Leland Crim - 145
Doug Tooke - 145
Bobby Hines - 146

Super Seniors
Harold Brown - 143
Bill Thorne - 147
Ray Van Kirk - 151


Championship Flight
1st David Mason
2nd Bill Thorne
3rd Ron Robinson
4th Eddie Gault

First Flight
Doug Tooke
Leland Crim
Bobby Hines
Ray Van Kirk

Second Flight
Terry Blanton
Jerry Woodruff
Gary Hucker
Don Craig

Third Flight
Paul Lister
Kenny Smith
Roger Dubois
Jack Hollifield

Fourth Flight
Cole Yache
Jada Hayes
Wayne Sumner
Allen Moore


2006 Upstate Senior Classic
Greer Country Club
Final Scores

SS = Super Senior (age 65+)

Tuesday - Wednesday - Total
Doug Brown 68 69 137
Harold Brown 69 74 143 SS
David Mason 72 73 145
Doug Tooke 75 70 145
Leland Crim 76 69 145
Bobby Hines 76 70 146
Eddie Gault 69 78 147
Ron Robinson 72 75 147
Bill Thorne 74 73 147 SS
Doug Freeland 73 76 149
Willie Huff 74 75 149
John Bridwell 74 76 150
Terry Blanton 78 72 150
Ray Van Kirk 77 74 151 SS
Jerry Woodruff 78 73 151
Joel Duncan 75 77 152 SS
Bill Wilson 71 82 153
Randy Donovan 76 77 153
Dan Harvey 77 76 153 SS
Gary Hucker 78 75 153
Dean Gosnell 76 78 154
Richard Bullard 77 77 154
Don Craig 79 75 154
Bill Eisenman 77 78 155
Joe Stewart 77 78 155
Dave Crunkleton 76 80 156
Paul Manikowski 77 80 157
Jim Thrift 77 80 157
Lin MacIlvaine 80 77 157 SS
Tim Mc Fall 78 80 158 SS
Tom Kubic 80 80 160
Buck Laughter 80 80 160 SS
Paul Lister 82 78 160
Lonnie Moran 77 84 161
Larry Coggins 79 82 161 SS
Dennis Gibson 81 80 161
Kenny Smith 82 79 161
Kevin Reid 76 86 162
Roger Dubois 83 79 162 SS
Jack Hollifield 83 80 163 SS
Mark Lankford 79 85 164
Royce Ellington 81 83 164
Larry Conn 82 82 164
Tom Fleming 82 82 164
Mitch Woodall 82 82 164 SS
Mike Hudson 79 87 166
Donald Graham 83 84 167 SS
Murray Hall 85 82 167 SS
Jada Hayes 87 80 167 SS
Cole Yache 87 80 167 SS
Al Watson 84 84 168
Gary Heck 81 88 169
Johhny Capps 84 85 169
Joe Bogan 83 87 170
Wayne Sumner 88 82 170 SS
Steve Wood 84 88 172
Bruce Nash 81 92 173
Peck Givens 85 88 173 SS
Allen Moore 86 87 173 SS
Oscar Lewis 87 86 173
Gary Vaughn 88 89 177 SS
Julian Chandler 91 86 177 SS
John Geist 93 90 183
T.R. Rose 96 88 184 SS
John McWilliams 91 94 185
Butch Miller 90 96 186 SS
Bob Davis 114 110 224 SS
Rob Johnson 79 WD

Brad Bradshaw wd
Sanford Duggan 89 NC SS
Robert Hannon wd
Bobby Mangum
Bruce Nash
Brad Roberts 86 WD
Gary Smith 89 NC SS
Leon Watkins
1st Annual Upstate Senior Classic Set to go!
Local golfer Gary Hucker's dream of an Upstate Senior Championship now a reality....

Gary Hucker has thought about it for a long time. He first contacted Greenville County Golf Association Director Robbie Gravley three years ago about reviving the County Senior Amateur tournament. Gravley was quick to say he'd love to have a senior championship, but that for a variety of reasons, interest had waned and the last two County Senior events had drawn small numbers. But Hucker persisted. "What are the reasons?" Gravley pointed out the large number of senior tournaments. He talked about the lack of a long standing tradition of the event, and finally talked about cost. Most seniors can play for very low dollars in their weekday events, but when you book a course on the weekend, the entry fee skyrockets and many seniors either can't afford it, or don't want to tie up a weekend. But still, Hucker persisted. "Well, let's fix some of that." Hucker encouraged Gravley to start a tradition with a new tournament, open to all Upstate seniors. He suggested a Friday-Saturday or a weekday event. And his company would help out with sponsorship money to fund the prizes until that "tradition" took over to make the tournament a "must play" event for Upstate seniors. Gravley said, "O.K. let's go for it."

He contacted Greer Country Club Head Pro Ryan Lucas, who jumped on the idea. Lucas had thought for a long time that an Upstate senior tournament would be a hit. He negotiated a fair deal for the County Golf Association and volunteered himself & the Greer Country Club staff to help run the event. He even helped name the tournament, the Upstate Senior Classic. Lucas & Gravley decided that if the first year drew 50+ players, it would be a success. So far, Upstate seniors have blown right past that number, with 80 players set to tee off on Tuesday at Greer Country Club beginning at 9:00 AM. The 36 hole stroke play tournament will be flighted after the first round, and on Wednesday, the first Upstate Senior Classic champion will be crowned.

Besides Hucker, other notables in the field are Bobby Hines, a two time Greenville County Am winner, Doug Brown, who holds the member course record at Greer with a 63, and former Upstate Mid-Amateur Champion Doug Tooke.

"I am very excited that we got this thing off the ground, and very grateful to be able to help", said Hucker. "The guys that are running the tournament deserve a lot of credit. They put in the hours of work behind the scenes. I get to play golf!" So the new tradition begins Tuesday morning.




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