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Fairbanks Wins Utah Senior Am Title With 13-Under Par Tally
Scott Fairbanks shot 13-under par to win the 54-hole UGA Senior Amateur by three shots at his home course at Fox Hollow in American Fork. He shot 70-67-66-203. UGA Senior Match Play champion Kirk Siddens finished three shots back in second place and Jeff Powars took third place, another five strokes back.
Fairbanks conceded that his home course knowledge gave him a bit of an edge. “The greens were perfect and just the right speed. Usually when I get on really fast greens I have trouble,” he said.
Siddens also felt there was a bit of a home course advantage, but that is always a factor in golf, and pointed out that “Joe Parkinson and Jon Wright both won the State Ams on their home courses.”
Siddens was the first round leader with a strong opening round of 68 while Fairbanks started the tournament with a 70.
Fairbanks took a two shot lead after two rounds with a 67 while Siddens slipped to a 71.
In the last round Siddens posted his best score of the tournament, a 67, and lost ground to Fairbanks who shot a 66 that included an eagle, six birdies, and two bogeys.
It marked the first time the UGA Senior Am has been a 54-hole event.
UGA Senior AmateurChampionship DivisionGross Only
203- Scott Fairbanks, 70-67-66
206- Kirk Siddens, 68-71-67
211- Jeff Powars, 73-67-71
215- Mike Hacker, 72-72-71
216- Mike Jorgensen, 72-74-70; Brett Sampson, 68-76-72
217- Steve Poulson, 77-74-66
219- Dana Nelson, 79-71-69
221- Mike Holm, 76-74-71
222- Corey Carter, 76-73-73; Bill Probst, 73-75-74
224- John Enright, 75-76-73; Mark Madsen, 76-75-73
225- Steve Borget, 72-75-78
228- Lester Perry, 74-77-77; Jeff Goetsche, 74-77-77; Paul Cannon, 77-76-75
229- Todd Barker, 83-72-74; Russell Hook, 77-75-77
230- Jake Jacobsen, 76-81-73
232- Mike Miller, 81-77-74; Kurt Bernhisel, 79-76-77; Gary Witzel, 75-78-79
233- Kevin Parrish, 81-79-73; Craig Gardner, 82-76-75; Rod Stanger, 80-75-78; Pat Murphy, 77-76-80
234- Kyle Walrath, 74-81-79
235- Stew Walz, 81-79-
236- Clifford Conover, 84-78-74
238- Dan Parkinson, 78-83-77
241- Brad Denver, 79-83-79
242- Ken Jones, 76-79-87
243- Dale Christensen, 82-78-83
244- Laron Stevens, 85-77-82
245- Terry Defa, 85-77-83
245- Robert Underwood, 85-73-87
254- Danny Holt, 80-80-94
NS- David Wilson, Ron Vacalvik