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Clarksville, TN – Fresh off winning the Clarksville City Amateur last week, Brad Van Kirk made it a clean sweep of the city titles, August 3rd at Swan Lake Golf Course, by winning the Senior Clarksville City Amateur.
The win was the fourth this summer for Van Kirk, who also won the senior title at the Wendy’s Invitational this spring and the Commanding General’s senior championship in June.
“This has been just an incredible year of golf for me,” Van Kirk said. “My putting has been better than it has ever been in my entire life and like I’ve said before ‘thank you Griff Rudolph’.“He’s been beneficial to my putting and he’s given me some swing tips and it’s all led to it being a really fun year.”
Ray Johnson, Jr., finished second after posting his second straight round on even par 71 to finish at 142, five shots back.
There was a three-way tie for third place in the championship flight between Jim Duttweiler, David Edmondson and two-time defending tournament champion Joey Long.
Duttweiler took third, in a scorecard playoff, with Long coming in fourth and Edmondson fifth.
In the Senior Division First Flight, Jim Mashburn fired the only the only below-par round to win the flight, coming in with a two-under 69 to finish with a two-day total of 144.
Steve Blackwell (74-71=145) took second, while Rick Richardson (74-73=147), Jeff Whitlow (76-71-147) and Greg Guinn (75-72=147) all tied for third place in the flight, with Richardson taking the third spot in a scorecard playoff and Whitlow fourth and Guinn fifth.
In the Senior Division Second Flight, Ted Crozier, Jr. fired a final round one-over 72 to finish with a 156 (84-72) total to win the flight by six strokes.
Three golfers – Billy Gray, Sam Maxwell and Don Hartledge – all finished tied for second place with 162 totals, with Gray (84-78) taking third in a scorecard playoff, while Hartledge (82-80) and Maxwell (84-78) fourth.
Dean Lambert (82-81=163) finished fifth.
In the Super Senior Division, Harold Hensley posted the lone sub-par round of the day — a two-under 70 — to finish with a total of even par 142 (72-70) to take the title, four shots ahead of runner-ups Richard Ashbrook (74-72=146) and Bill Wilkinson (70-76=146); with Ashbrook taking second in a scorecard playoff.
The next event of the Clarksville Golf Association calendar is the Mayor’s Golf Classic on September 13th and September 14th, also at Swan Lake Golf Course.
2014 Senior Clarksville City Amateur
Billy Gray 84 78—162
Don Hartledge 82 80—162
Sam Maxwell 84 78—162
Dean Lambert 82 81—163
Rickey Briskey 80 83—163
Tye Wyatt 80 84—164
Ralph Duke 87 77—164
James Walker 88 88—176
Cecil Whitehouse 92 90—182
Terry Griffin 98 91—189
Gene Douglas 94 99—193
Super Senior Division
Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.
Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS.
Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA.
Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.
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