Return to Peachtree City
May 8, 2017
The 2017 John Kline Super Seniors made an unprecedented return to the beautiful Planterra Ridge Golf Club in Peachtree City, GA. 80 Super Seniors competed in the 54-hole competition.
Planterra Ridge’s famous 18th hole requires an accurate layup tee shot followed by a pinpoint second over water to a lake hugging green. The 18th was the setting for a playoff between John Armstrong, Frostburg, MD and long hitting Evan Long, Charlotte, NC. The players were tied after 54 holes at one-over par 217.
Both Armstrong and Long made pars on the first attempt at sudden death before returning to the 18th again. The nerves began to show just a bit, as Armstrong’s bogey 5 was good for the win. Long found the greenside water with his second resulting in a double bogey.
Tied for third in the Super senior division at 218 were Bill Leonard, Marietta, GA (71-74-73) and Wyatt Meyer, Lutz, FL (75-74-69).
In the Grand Masters division, Harry Cain, Boynton Beach FL carded an excellent 3-under par 69 in the final round to add to his opening 73-74. Harry’s three round total of 216 was good for a two shot victory over Dick Van Leuvan, Atlanta, GA alone at 218.