Lancaster Country Club Shines For Hesler
August 6, 2017
Most golf aficionados know designer William Flynn as the man who gave golf a few small, obscure courses, like Cherry Hills CC, Merion GC and Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.
Mr. Flynn also left a masterpiece in Lancaster, Pennsylvania that has been ranked among Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Classic Clubs. The Lancaster Country Club was the site of the 2015 USGA Women’s Open. The event broke all attendance records, and in doing so, put LCC on the national map.
The Society of Seniors 2017 Jack Hesler Tournament continued it’s run of fantastic venues with a visit to the immaculate grounds of Lancaster Country Club. The course and the club lived up to all advance press.
In the Senior Division, it was Dr. Doug Hanzel, Savannah, GA with a come from behind win after regulation play. Hanzel started the final round two shots back of Lancaster CC’s Ken Phillips, who held the lead after the first and second rounds. Phillips faded to a final round 75 for a 215 total. Hanzel added a final round 71 to his opening 72-70 for a 213 total and the victory. This was Hanzel’s fifth SOS title.
Tied for third were John Fritz, Mint Hill, NC (70-72-75-217) and Birmingham’s Steve Hudson (72-77-68-217).
In the Super Senior Division Robert Hess of Casselberry, FL posted rounds of 72-71-70 for a 213 total, good for Chadds Ford, PA resident Tom Humphrey alone in second at 217 (72-67-78). Tom’s second round 67 was the low score for the event. Alone in third was Ft. Lauderdale’s Rick Woulfe at 219 (72-74-73).
George Washburn, Frederick, MD continued his winning ways in the Grand Masters Division with a four shot victory (220) over Peter Jacobi, Arlington, VA (224), and five shots over Jack Vardaman, Washington, D.C. (225).