Steve Ford Captures 34th Annual Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open
Melbourne, Fla. Resident Finishes 13-under-par in 3-day event
“It was a really nice event, I enjoyed coming here – it was my first time to Cooperstown. It’s a beautiful place,” he said on Friday evening, after receiving a $6,500 check for the tournament victory.
Ford elaborated that while he enjoyed competing in the Seniors Open, it was one of the more challenging courses he had played on. “This golf course allows you to make some birdies, but there are some hard shots out here. The Par-3s are pretty tough, so it’s a nice mix of birdie holes, but some very hard holes too. It’s a fun test, and I look forward to coming back.”
“I’ve played a lot of tournaments over the years,” Ford added. “This is a nice one.”
The 34th annual tournament concluded Friday, with nearly 100 senior golfers from throughout the country competing for a total purse of $75,000. The traditional post-Labor Day event is hosted by the Otesaga Hotel and its Leatherstocking Golf Course, with NBT Bank the presenting sponsor.
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.
For more information on the Seniors Open and a complete list of scores, please visit www.otesagaseniorsopen.com.