9th Harry Wilson Super Senior Championship

Hackler Claims Super Senior Title

Blue skies and sunshine provided the perfect backdrop for a stunning final round at the 9th Annual SCGA Harry Wilson Super Senior Championship being held at Florence Country Club. Joe Hackler of Myrtle Beach shot a final round score of 2 over par 73 for tournament total of 147 to capture the title by one stroke over Aiken’s John Laehn.  

Beginning the day two strokes behind the first round leader, Hackler needed to piece together another consistent round in order to vie for a spot at the top of the leaderboard. Hackler countered three bogies on his front side, two of which came in the first three holes, with 3 birdies on holes five, six, and nine for a front nine total of even par 35. After a double bogey on the 151 yard par-3 fifteenth hole, Hackler added another birdie on hole 13 before a bogey on hole 15 to finish back nine with a two over par 38 for a final round of 73. Finishing in second place was Aiken’s John Laehn with a tournament total of 148. Third place finisher was three time SCGA Super Senior Champion, Bob Stringer, with a tournament total of 150.

In the Legends Division, Paul Davies (Hartsville) held onto the lead to finish with a tournament total of 150.

The Super Senior Championship consisted of two divisions. The Championship division (Age 65 & Over) was split into three flights by first round scores: Wilson Flight (72-77), Second Flight (78-81), and Third Flight (82-92). The Legends Division (Age 70 & Over) was split into two flights by first round scores: Orr Flight (73-79) and Second Flight (80-89).

The 2015 SCGA Super Senior Championship was being conducted on the par 71 Florence Country Club course in Florence, SC. The course played at 5,950 yards for the Championship Division and 5,478 yards for the Legends Division. The field consisted of 65 individuals over the age of 65 years old playing a Stroke play format conducted over thirty six holes. The event was created to honor the 41 years of service by Anderson’s Harry Wilson to the SCGA. The Super Senior is one of 21 Major Championships conducted by the South Carolina Golf Association and is in its 34th year of existence. 

Final Results


Championship - Wilson Flight Gift
1Hackler, Joe (Myrtle Beach)74-73--147$350
2Laehn, John (Aiken)77-71--148$250
3Stringer, Bob (Blythewood)75-75--150$225
4Martin, Lynn (Travelers Rest)73-79--152$175
T5Bausman, Duane (Awendaw)75-78--153 
 Smunk, Bill (Kingstree)76-77--153 
 Van Norden, Bob (Greenville)76-77--153 
T8Forrest, Mike (Rock Hill)76-78--154 
 Slezak, Dennis (Mount Pleasant)77-77--154 
T10Hite, Carey (Columbia)75-80--155 
 Nesmith, Ed (Lugoff)75-80--155 
12Ackerman, George (Charleston)76-80--156 
13Zuercher, Robert (Pawleys Island)75-83--158 
14Callahan, Ron (Little Mountain)72-89--161 
Championship - Second Flight Gift
1Pachol, Steve (Columbia)78-72--150$225
2Crocker, David (Bluffton)80-72--152$175
T3Dorriety, Willard (Florence)80-73--153$120
 Weiner, Mike (Kiawah Island)79-74--153$120
5Hannon, Vic (Columbia)79-75--154 
6Hamilton, Jimmy (Aiken)79-76--155 
7Leigh, Buck (Columbia )80-76--156 
T8Beck, Bruce (Myrtle Beach)81-76--157 
 Graham, John (Lake City)78-79--157 
 Persinger, Charles (Santee)80-77--157 
T11Avery, Nick (Goose Creek)81-77--158 
 Hawkins, Jimmy (Irmo)80-78--158 
 Sheads, Don (Murrells Inlet)81-77--158 
14Rickman, Bob (N. Augusta)81-78--159 
15Cibulsky, Bob (Bluffton)78-83--161 
16Edwards, Al (North Myrtle Beach)78-84--162 
T17Bishop, Bill (Joanna)81-82--163 
 Irving, Lee (Bluffton)81-82--163 
19Cox, Bobby (Duncan)81-83--164 
Championship - Third Flight Gift
1Agle, Rich (Conway)83-78--161$225
T2Allen, Randy (Myrtle Beach)82-80--162$152
 Spencer, Gene (Blythewood)84-78--162$152
T4Dennis, John (Greenville)83-80--163$36
 Luskey, Patrick (Aiken)82-81--163$36
 Schatz, Gary (Fort Mill)82-81--163$36
7Dauber, Steve (Simpsonville)85-79--164 
8Loper, Peter (Blythewood)86-79--165 
9Alchermes, Brian (Columbia)82-84--166 
10Williams, John (Hartsville)89-85--174 
11Vignale, John (Bluffton)92-87--179 
12Lesley, Dick (Heath Springs)86-94--180 
13Clark, Roger (Hilton Head Island)87-98--185 
14Morris, Billy (Florence)DQ 
Legends Division - Orr Flight Gift
1Davies, Paul (Hartsville)73-77--150$200
2Woodruff, Jerry (Greenville)79-72--151$150
3Orr, John (Florence)74-80--154$125
T4Potter, Bob (N Charleston)78-78--156 
 Ries, Don (Blythewood)74-82--156 
6File, Smitty (Anderson)79-78--157 
7Craddock, R (Florence)79-82--161 
Legends Division - Second Flight Gift
1Shadoan, Ben (Taylors)80-75--155$200
2Young, Gibby (Okatie)82-81--163$150
3Butler, Stew (Okatie)80-84--164$125
4Welsh, Michael (Florence)85-81--166 
5Bradburn, Hugh (Columbia)81-87--168 
T6Edwards, Hugh (Bluffton)85-84--169 
 Gifford, Bob (Columbia)85-84--169 
8Schachner, Greg (Elgin)81-90--171 
9Roberts, Bill (Myrtle Beach)89-92--181