Georgia’s Doug Hanzel, a senior amateur
for all of three weeks, fired a 2-under-par 68
on the Seaside Course at Sea Island, Ga., to
capture the inaugural Jones Cup Senior Invita-
tional. Hanzel, from Savannah, posted a three-
round total of 6-over-par 216 to clip second-
round leader Randy Elliott
by a shot. Billy Zylstra
finished alone in third, three
shots behind Hanzel.
Hanzel was one of five
players who began the second round six shots behind
Elliott. He hit his second
shot on the 400-yard, par-
4 18th on the Tom Fazio-designed, par-70
course to two feet and tapped in for a birdie
and the one-shot victory. Elliot, who shot a
final-round 75, 5-over par, came undone with
four three-putts in his final nine holes.
Hanzel, the 2004 Georgia Mid-Amateur
champion who played his college golf at Kent
State University, is a pulmonary critical care
physician. Golf Digest named him the top physi-cian/golfer in the country in 2007.
Bob Kulp coasted to a five-shot win in the
Super Seniors flight, shooting 12-over-par 222
to beat Frank Costanzo by five shots. Don Marsh
overcame an opening-round 82 to finish in third
place, two shots behind Costanzo at 229. Kulp
finished T7 in the tournament proper, and he held
the first-round lead after an opening even-par 70.
The Jones Cup Senior now joins the Jones
Cup and the Jones Cup Junior as elite amateur events hosted by the Sea Island Company.
The Jones Cup is played at the Rees Jones-designed Ocean Forest Club in February, while
the junior event is contested in December.
BLICK TAKES SAN FRAN CITY CHAMPIONSHIP
AUSTRALIA CLAIMS FIFTH
CONSECUTIVE TRANS TASMAN CUP
Australia completed a dominant display over
two days to win the Trans Tasman Cup, defeating
New Zealand 34½ to 13½ at Peninsula Country
Golf Club in Melbourne in a two-day competition.
Holding a 16½ to 7½ lead overnight, the
Australians nearly completed a clean sweep of
the silverware but the New Zealanders fought
back to win the men’s competition.
The Trans Tasman Cup, played every two
years, is an elite amateur competition between Golf Australia and New Zealand Golf.
It is made up of four categories (Boys, Girls,
Open Men’s and Open Women’s) with four
players in each category.