Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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May 16, 2013

Breen, Korth, Kilgore were the big winners in fourth Tennessee State Senior Men’s Open

CROSSVILLE — Nashville professional Bill Breen, Cookeville amateur Paul Korth and amateur Ron Kilgore came away with the top prizes from the fourth Tennessee State Senior Open played Monday and Tuesday at Stonehenge Golf Club in Fairfield Glade.

Breen won the overall championship with a two-over par 146 edging Korth by one stroke, while Kilgore was the super senior champion with a seven-over par 151. Korth was the low senior amateur with a three-over par 147.

According to the Tennessee PGA, a record number of players (143) participated in the 2013 Senior State Open presented by the city of Crossville.  Unlike previous years of the Tennessee Senior State Open, the weather was sunny, beautiful, yet windy at the idyllic Stonehenge Golf Course; however, the better weather did not translate into lower scores, as there were no rounds under par after round one on Monday. 

The low score after the first round was a one-over-par 73 carded by professionals Danny Briggs, Bill Hickey and Richard Smith. That trio shot 75, 76 and 83, respectively, Tuesday. Briggs finished second behind Breen championship professional division at 148, while Hickey was third at 149 and Smith tied for 12th at 156.

The top 15 professionals earned checks, with Breen earning $7,500 for the championship.

According to the TPGA, round two featured a group of players at the top of their game and some terrific drama on the back nine. Nevertheless, this day belonged to Breen, who carded four birdies on the day and fired a three-under-par 33 (-3) on the back nine to shoot the only under par round of the tournament of two-under 70.  His clutch sand save on the final hole captured the championship, although he had to sweat out a 10-foot birdie putt for a tie by Korth.  Breen finished with a two-day total of 76-70-146 to beat out Korth (74-73-147). 

Crossville's Eddie Wyatt finished seventh in the championship amateur division to earn a $500 gift certficate, as the top 25 were in the money.

The Super Senior division for participants 65 and older was new to the tournament this season. 

Kilgore held on to his first round, three shot lead to win the inaugural Super Senior division.  He followed up his even par 72 with a second round 79 to hold off runner-up Stephen Kehrer (a) of Crossville.  Kilgore finished strong by going birdie, birdie, par on the last three holes, including a hole out from the bunker on 17 to finish with a two-day total of 151.

Kehrer finished with a 154, will Crossville's Tony Cox tied for fifth with Don Midgett at 14-over par 158. John Partain of Crossville finished ninth t 167, while Terry Levix of Crossville was 11th at 169.

"A great deal of gratitude goes to the city of Crossville and the Fairfield Glade Community for their title sponsorship support, as well as coordinating volunteers to assist with the tournament. City of Crossville’s Billy Loggins and Mayor JH Graham III make this event possible through their continued support, and have helped grow it to record numbers. Thank you to our other partners Fran Boone with Page & Tuttle, John McKenry, PGA with Callaway Golf, and David Rookstool of Pepsi. Without the support of our partners, Tennessee PGA events would not be possible. The TPGA would also like to thank host PGA Professionals Warren Huddleston and Steve Kraft, Superintendent Sean VanHoose and the entire staff of Stonehenge Golf Course for their hard work the past two days," according David Olinger, tournament director for the TPGA.

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