Eubank Shoots Tournament-Record 64 to Claim Title at Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open
Ellijay, GA Resident Finishes 13-Under-Par for Tournament
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Tom Eubank, of Ellijay, Ga., shot a tournament-record tying 64, for a three-day total of 200 to capture the Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open golf championship on Friday. Eubank was tied for fifth heading into Friday’s play and shot the course record on Friday to clinch the win.
“I was here for the event last year, but was disappointed when it was cancelled due to the storm,” said Eubank, who took home the $7,500 winner’s check. “I’m a partner in the Sunbelt Senior Tour, something I don’t take lightly, and I have to say this is probably the best senior event in the country, and the area is just so stunning and beautiful.”
Also shooting a 70 on Friday was second-place finisher Javier Sanchez, of Fayetteville, Ga., who had a three-day total of 202 and just three shots off the lead was Bill Britton of Rumson, N.J. with 203. Sanchez and Wayne Wright of Fort Worth, Tx. also shot a tournament-tying record 64 in the second round of play.
Kirk Hanefeld, of Acton, Mass. shot a final round 69 finished fourth with a three-day score of 205 and Mark Mielke of East Norwich, N.Y and Mike Lawrence of Anderson, S.C. finished tied for fifth with a three-day total of 206.
The 30th annual tournament concluded today, with 90 senior golfers from throughout the country competing for a total purse of $67,750. The traditional post-Labor Day event is hosted by the Otesaga Hotel and its Leatherstocking Golf Course, with NBT Bank the presenting sponsor.
Proceeds from this event benefit Pathfinder Village, located in nearby Edmeston, N.Y.,a residential community dedicated to children and adults with Down syndrome. Annually, the Seniors Open raises more than $50,000 for scholarships for Pathfinder Village.
Proceeds also benefit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum educational programs, which enable the world-famous Museum to fulfill its educational mission and care for its collections.