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Sampson, Simkins Low Amateurs at John Evans Senior Open
The champions of the four divisions of the John Evans Utah Senior Open were all won by quite decisive margins Thursday at the Toana Vista Golf Course in Wendover.
In the amateur Senior Division Brett Sampson posted a steady 71-72=143 and won by three shots over a trio of contenders, Bill Probst, Rob Bachman, and Mike Jorgensen.
The biggest margin of victory was earned by Allen Simkins in the Amateur Super Senior Division. He shot 71-69-140 and was the low score both days and had a ten stroke victory margin. On the second day, playing the back nine first, Simkins posted a 32 and had the tournament wrapped up at that point.
Eric Anderson was second best with 76-74-150.
Steve Schneiter easily claimed the professional title by shooting 68-71-139 to distance himself by six shots over runnerup Dave DeSantis who shot 70-75-145.
In the professional Super Senior Division Bob Rudd made a big turnaround and shot a final round 69 after posting 80 in the first round. His 69 came despite a double bogey on the last hole. He won by four shots over John Evans and Ken Clark. Evans, the tournament title honoree for the year, shot 77-76-153.
The tournament was highlight was a dinner Wednesday night honoring John Evans for his many years of service to golf as a head professional. Most of his years were spent as the head pro at Cedar Ridge Golf Course in Cedar City.
John Evans Utah Senior Open
Professional Senior Division
139- Steve Schneiter, 68-71
145- Dave DeSantis, 70-75
147- Quentin Sasser, 74-73; Scott Brandt, 73-74
Professional Super Senior Division
149- Bob Rudd, 80-69
153- John Evans, 77-76; Ken Clark, 74-79
154- Kean Ridd, 75-79
Amateur Senior Division
143- Brett Sampson, 71-72
146- Bill Probst, 74-72; Rob Bachman, 74-72; Mike Jorgensen, 72-74
148- Craig Gardner, 78-70
149- Scott Fairbanks, 76-73; Russell Hook, 74-75
Amateur Super Senior Division
140- Al Simkins, 71-69
150- Eric Anderson, 76-74
152- Dave Fischer, 77-75
Complete results can be seen at : http://ghintpp.com/uga/TPPOnlineScoring/resultsStroke.aspx?id=202&fid=690