It was a beautiful two days at Kokomo Country Club for the IGA Senior/Super-Senior Championship. Heading into the final round, Steve Norris, Carmel, had the lead at 3-under-par. As the day progressed, home course advantage came into play as Tim Miller of Kokomo made moves playing two groups ahead.
Miller began today’s round at 1-over-par, but climbed his way to the top of the leaderboard with a 5-under-par, 65 today, for a 36-hole total of 4-under-par, 136.
“I’m 73 years old, so I played pretty well for me,” said Miller. “I wasn’t too happy yesterday, but was proud of how I played today."
Miller’s round consisted of six birdies and only one bogey today. He finished the round with a birdie on the par-4, 18th
at his home course to win by one shot over Bob Jacobs of Valparaiso.
“It makes it a little easier playing at home,” said Miller. “You know where the ball is supposed to be and it definitely helps with reading the greens a little better.”
This is Miller’s third Senior Amateur win, with previous victories coming in ’04 and ’05.
“It’s very gratifying because I haven’t been playing in tournaments for a long time, so I was surprised,” said Miller. “It’s a lot of fun playing competitively because I’ve known these guys for years.”
In the Super-Senior Division, Jerry McMullen took home the title with a 36-hole total of 5-over-par, 145. He won by two shots over Greg McCall of Indianapolis.
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