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Hanefeld wins Sr. PGA pro championship

ASSOCIATED PRESS

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Kirk Hanefeld won the Senior PGA Professional National Championship on Sunday, birdieing four consecutive holes late in the final round for a 4-under 69 and a four-stroke victory over Jon Fiedler and John Aubrey.

The 52-year-old Hanefeld, from Acton, Mass., birdied Nos. 14-17 at Toscana Country Club and finished at 10-under 278. He earned $20,000 and topped the 35 qualifiers for the Senior PGA Championship next May at Canterbury in Cleveland.

“I played well all week, but it showed near the end and I finished well,” said Hanefeld, making his first appearance in the tournament. “I made a bunch of birdies coming in today. Prior to those, I missed some really short putts and instead of getting a lead earlier, I was right around the lead, behind or even after missing them. But the putts coming in really made the difference.”

Fiedler, a PGA teaching professional at Las Posas Country Club in Camarillo, Calif., closed with a 69, and Aubrey, the PGA head professional at Aubrey’s Dubbs Dred Golf Course in Butler, Pa., shot a 73.

Hanefeld is the former director of golf at The International in Bolton, Mass.

“I am in a position now where I am playing a lot and my game is pretty good if I can putt well and I did,” Hanefeld said. “You don’t ever expect to win but you hope to every time you tee it up. I was feeling good when the week started and it could not have ended any better.”

Final scores with relation to par and earnings from the Senior PGA Professional National Championship, played Oct. 2-5 at the par-72, 6,946-yard Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells, Calif.:

1. Kirk Hanefeld $20,000
70-70-70-68–278

-10 2. Jon Fiedler 14,375
72-72-69-69–282

-6 2. John Aubrey 14,375
69-71-69-73–282

-6 4. Thomas Herzan 8,950
68-73-74-68–283

-5 4. Mike San Filippo 8,950
67-72-75-69–283

-5 4. Chris Tucker 8,950
69-72-72-70–283

-5 4. Jim White 8,950
69-73-71-70–283

-5 8. Ron Vlosich 5,700
71-72-73-68–284

-4 8. Fred Holton 5,700
75-68-72-69–284

-4 8. William Britton 5,700
68-75-68-73–284

-4 11. Butch Sheehan 4,750
72-74-70-69–285

-3 11. J.R. Roth 4,750
68-72-75-70–285

-3 11. Mike Borich 4,750
70-68-72-75–285

-3 14. Robert Thompson 4,250
68-72-74-72–286

-2 15. George Forster 3,350
73-72-74-68–287

-1 15. Gary Robison 3,350
73-71-72-71–287

-1 15. James Blair 3,350
70-71-74-72–287

-1 15. Robert Gibbons 3,350
71-70-74-72–287

-1 15. Mike Malaska 3,350
68-75-72-72–287

-1 15. Will Frantz 3,350
74-69-72-72–287

-1 15. Roy Vucinich 3,350
64-77-72-74–287

-1 15. Freddy Gibson 3,350
68-77-69-73–287

-1 23. Cleve Coldwater 2,605
72-72-76-68–288

E 23. William Loeffler 2,605
70-71-75-72–288

E 23. Bob Mcgrath 2,605
72-71-74-71–288

E 23. Perry Arthur 2,605
73-71-72-72–288

E 23. Jim Woodward 2,605
72-72-72-72–288

E 28. Mike Lawrence 2,325
72-69-77-71–289
+ 1 28. Jim Sobb 2,325
74-69-74-72–289
+ 1 30. Cory George 2,200
71-73-75-71–290
+ 2 30. Scott Davis 2,200
71-75-76-68–290
+ 2 30. Brent Murray 2,200
73-70-72-75–290
+ 2 33. Fran Marrello 2,050
72-73-72-74–291
+ 3 33. Gary Sowinski 2,050
75-71-75-70–291
+ 3 33. Jim Logue 2,050
69-73-74-75–291
+ 3 36. Victor Tortorici 1,850
71-73-75-73–292
+ 4 36. Nevin Sutcliffe 1,850
71-73-76-72–292
+ 4 36. Joe Gutterman 1,850
75-69-74-74–292
+ 4 36. Wayne Defrancesco 1,850
70-72-76-74–292
+ 4 36. Jay Overton 1,850
73-72-71-76–292
+ 4 41. Brett Upper 1,600
70-74-75-74–293
+ 5 41. Tom Sutter 1,600
74-72-73-74–293
+ 5 41. Darrell Kestner 1,600
71-72-77-73–293
+ 5 41. Marty Schiene 1,600
72-73-76-72–293
+ 5 41. Jon Stanley 1,600
69-77-75-72–293
+ 5 46. Bob Lendzion 1,355
72-70-76-76–294
+ 6 46. Matt Seitz 1,355
73-71-75-75–294
+ 6 46. Rocky Catalano 1,355
70-76-74-74–294
+ 6 46. Jay Taise 1,355
69-72-80-73–294
+ 6 46. Ed Whitman 1,355
71-75-76-72–294
+ 6 51. Gary Trivisonno 1,228
71-74-75-75–295
+ 7 51. Scott Spence 1,228
68-72-80-75–295
+ 7 51. Frank Mcauliffe 1,228
72-73-76-74–295
+ 7 51. Michael Zaremba 1,228
72-71-71-81–295
+ 7 55. Jeff Coston 1,175
77-68-77-74–296
+ 8 55. Chris Mitchell 1,175
72-72-80-72–296
+ 8 55. Tommy Brannen 1,175
74-72-78-72–296
+ 8 58. Jeff Bohr 1,145
71-74-76-76–297
+ 9 59. Bob Giusti 1,123
74-72-74-78–298
+ 10 59. Steve Brady 1,123
70-76-80-72–298
+ 10 61. John Mazza 1,095
76-69-80-74–299
+ 11 61. Cary Hungate 1,095
74-72-80-73–299
+ 11 63. Brad Schmierer 1,070
74-72-78-76–300
+ 12 63. Mike Worroll 1,070
69-77-80-74–300
+ 12 63. Paul Wise 1,070
74-70-83-73–300
+ 12 66. Gil Gusweiler 1,050
70-72-84-75–301
+ 13 67. Rod Nuckolls 1,035
72-72-81-77–302
+ 14 67. Jim Pike 1,035
73-72-80-77–302
+ 14 69. Ric Burgess 1,000
70-75-77-81–303
+ 15 69. Artie Mcnickle 1,000
73-73-78-79–303
+ 15 69. Ken Corliss 1,000
69-77-78-79–303
+ 15 69. Kerry Mattern 1,000
71-73-81-78–303
+ 15 69. Bill King 1,000
71-74-83-75–303
+ 15 74. Brad Stormon 970
71-74-77-83–305
+ 17 75. John Deforest 960
75-71-81-80–307
+ 19 76. Jerry Coleman 950
72-74-84-79–309
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