David Hancock shot the lowest score of the week as he ran away with 18th State Senior Amateur Championship at Musgrove Country Club in Jasper on Sunday.
Hancock of Greenville carded a closing 67, added to his earlier rounds of 71-70, to finish on 208, five-under-par.
Hancock competed in the 50-56 age group and won that age group by nine from Claud Cooper of Birmingham (71-73-73–217). He won the overall title by five from Steve Hudson (69-74-70–213) and Mike Greer (73-72-68–213), both of whom play in the 57-64 age group. Hudson won a multi-hole playoff to capture the 57-64 age group.
Wayne Gardner of Mobile shot 71-74-72–217 to win the 65+ age group.
This was Hancock’s, who won the 2011 State Senior Four-Ball with Ralph Mathews, second Alabama Golf Association championship.
“I drove the ball very well again,” Hancock said. “I kept it in play and had (birdie) chances all day. I didn’t make any mistakes. No three-putts all week. I could have shot a really, really low score.
“I’ve been in the lead in the final group on the final day multiple times and not got it done. I’ve not been able to close the door. I finally got one done. My brother (Phil Hancock) has won just about every AGA championship (State Amateur and State Junior). It’s very nice to get one too. ”
Hancock credited Moore’s Mill (in Auburn) teaching professional Will Blackmon with a helping him with his game.
“I got a lesson last week and it really helped me. This win has inspired me to keep working harder and harder on my game.”
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