The organizers of the East-West Matches have announced the respective teams for the competition that will take place Nov. 6-8 at Maridoe Golf Club near Dallas, Texas.
A customized points list was used to select half of the team members, and captains picked the rest of the 18-player teams. The Mississippi River is the dividing line for team makeup.
The East team will be captained by Paul Simson, with Tim Jackson serving as his assistant.
The East roster includes mid-amateurs Brett Boner, Joe Deraney, Scott Harvey, Phillip Lee, Todd Mitchell, Michael Muehr, Kevin O’Connell, Matt Parziale, Nathan Smith and Ben Warnquist; seniors Doug Hanzel, Steve Harwell, Jeff Knox, Chip Lutz, Bob Royak and Walter Todd; and collegians Tyler Strafaci and John Pak.
Jim Holtgrieve will captain the West team, with Kevin Marsh serving as his assistant.
The West roster includes Zach Atkinson, Skip Berkmeyer, Derek Busby, Patrick Christovich, Rob Couture, Nick Geyer, Stewart Hagestad, Brad Nurski, Jason Schultz and Taylor Wood; seniors Gene Elliott, Brady Exber, Robert Funk, Bryan Norton, Jerry Slagle and Lewis Stephenson; and collegians Pierceson Coody and Mac Meissner.
The Society of Seniors has announced the inaugural National Super-Seniors Championship, to be played Sept. 27-30 at Forest Creek Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The event, to be played annually, will invite 65-year-old-plus competitors to compete in a 54-hole event.
To fill a field of 72 players, the SOS identified 19 Super-Senior events played in the past 18 months and offered spots to each of the winners plus the second-, third-, fourth- and fifth-place finishers. Also invited are the top 10 players on the player-of-the-year rankings for Super-Seniors, including top-ranked Mark Fried of Solon, Ohio. Also participating will be nine of the top 10 players on Golfweek’s Super-Senior points list, plus six players from the World Amateur Golf Ranking of the top 10 Super-Seniors, including the highest rated of that group, Paul Simson.
Staff and Wire Reports