Simson goes wire-to-wire for Lupton Memorial win
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Paul Simson, the reigning U.S. Senior Amateur champion, went wire-to-wire in winning the senior division of the Lupton Memorial.
Simson, from Raleigh, N.C., took top honors by defeating Doug Hanzel, the defending Lupton Memorial Champion.
Simson and Hanzel, who were tied after 54 holes, went to a sudden-death playoff and Simson dropped a birdie on the second playoff hole to pick up the win. It was Simson's fourth John T. Lupton Memorial Senior title.
In the super senior division, Don Kuehn from Kansas City, Mo., took the victory by defeating defending champion Don Marsh.
Kuehn, who had a comfortable five-point lead on the field going into the final round, saw Marsh charge from third place after posting a 38-point total (70 strokes) in the final round. Tied after 54 holes, Kuehn was able to hold off Marsh with a par on the first playoff hole.
The 54-hole tournament is held each year in honor of John T. Lupton, founder of the prestigious Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tenn.