59th SCGA Senior Championship – Final Results

59th SCGA Senior Championship
Dataw Island Club – Cotton Dike Course
Dataw Island, SC
May 7-9, 2017

Berchiatti Captures Championship

After a final round of 69 and a tournament total of four under par 212, Geno Berchiatti is the 2017 SCGA Senior Champion.

Starting the day two shots behind leader Walter Todd and playing in the final group, Berchiatti got off to a rocky start making bogey on the short par three 2nd hole.  That would be his only blemish on the card as the Greenville resident finished the front nine with all pars and two birdies to make the turn at one under par, three shots behind Todd Hendley who turned at 32.  After a bogey by Hendley on the par three 12th and a birdie by Berchiatti on the par five 13th, the 56-year-old found himself only one shot behind.  Berchiatti said the turning point of the tournament came on the 415 yard par four 15th as both Hendley and Todd three putted for bogey and Berchiatti made a 15-foot putt for par.  Two three putts on holes 17 and 18 by Hendley left Berchiatti with a chance to cap a three-shot victory with a birdie on the finishing hole.  This is the first SCGA Major Championship for Berchiatti.

Finishing alone in second place was two-time defending Champion Todd Hendley at 215.  Second round leader, Walter Todd, finished in third place with a score of even par 216. 

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The 2017 SCGA Senior Championship was played on the 6,416-yard Cotton Dike course at the Dataw Island Club.  The starting field consisted of 96 players over the age of 55 and was cut to the low 60 and ties after the first two days of play.

Final Results

Gift Cert.

1

Berchiatti, Geno (Greenville)

70-73-69--212

$500

2

Hendley, Todd (Greer)

69-74-72--215

$400

3

Todd, Walter (Laurens)

70-71-75--216

$300

4

Hargett, Eddie (Blythewood)

72-75-71--218

$250

5

Delcher, Duke (Bluffton)

75-74-73--222

$200

T6

Edens, Bob (Columbia)

74-74-75--223

$175

Odiorne, Walter (Blythewood)

78-71-74--223

$175

8

McAvoy, Sean (Johns Island)

77-75-72--224

$150

T9

Taylor, Ken (Columbia)

74-75-76--225

$125

King, Kevin (Bluffton)

74-75-76--225

$125

11

Sill, Stan (Spartanburg)

79-71-76--226

$110

T12

Morris, Chris (Okatie)

75-77-75--227

$95

Long, John (Murrells Inlet)

79-72-76--227

$95

T14

Wagner, Duff (Taylors)

77-79-73--229

$66

Smunk, John (Port Royal)

81-73-75--229

$66

Odom, Gary (Greenwood)

78-76-75--229

$66

17

Reece, David (Fort Mill)

79-75-76--230

$50

T18

Pope, Tim (Spartanburg)

76-75-80--231

$50

Gravley, Mike (Greer)

76-77-78--231

$50

Bieschke, Kenny (Bluffton)

76-78-77--231

$50

T21

Burgess, Jim (Murrells Inlet)

81-73-78--232

Womack, Daran (Aiken)

81-79-72--232

T23

Grandy, Matt (Greenville)

76-83-74--233

Crocker, David (Bluffton)

76-78-79--233

Mahoney, Mike (Greeleyville)

76-80-77--233

Parks, Stephen (Johns Island)

77-81-75--233

T27

Wrenn, Frank (Greenville)

78-79-77--234

Wise, Jim (Columbia)

79-77-78--234

Varn, Bob (Orangeburg)

80-75-79--234

Carey, Mark (Bluffton)

75-83-76--234

T31

Sylvan, Gus (Columbia)

79-78-78--235

Teem, Michael (Callawassie Is)

78-81-76--235

Stertz, Michael (Beaufort )

81-73-81--235

T34

Arnold, Kevin (HH Island)

81-77-78--236

McGee, Joe (Ridgeland)

82-77-77--236

Hinners, Chuck (Dataw Island)

75-80-81--236

37

Hamilton, Jimmy (Aiken)

76-82-79--237

T38

Wallace, Holley (Columbia)

74-81-83--238

Wiland, Mike (Aiken)

81-78-79--238

Hendrick, Joe (Chesterfield)

77-78-83--238

T41

De Leon, Jim (Bluffton)

79-79-81--239

Robinson, Joe (Rock Hill)

75-81-83--239

Whipple, Ben (Marietta)

84-76-79--239

T44

Smunk, Bill (Kingstree)

78-78-84--240

Alley, Robin (Columbia)

80-81-79--240

Franklin, John (St. Helena Island)

79-79-82--240

T47

Teaster, Tim (Columbia)

79-84-78--241

Goodwin, Jesse (Swansea)

78-79-84--241

Dietz, Steven (St Helena Island)

86-75-80--241

50

McLain, Gregory (Hollywood)

79-79-85--243

T51

Potter, Bob (N Charleston)

79-84-82--245

Tyler, Tim (Chapin)

84-78-83--245

Bell, Dave (Bluffton)

82-81-82--245

Everson, Mark (St Helena Is)

81-82-82--245

55

Nichols, Jeff (Elgin)

77-86-83--246

T56

Hammersla, Bob (Greenville)

80-83-85--248

Kubelick, Dan (Bluffton)

80-83-85--248

58

Davies Sr, Paul (Hartsville)

75-86-88--249

59

Aldous, Rick (Lexington)

79-83-90--252

60

Turner, Tobin (Greenville)

79-72-WD--WD