Kip Reeder reclaimed his title of Super Senior Men’s Amateur Champion. Reeder won the Senior title previously in 2012, and came out to Jug Mountain Ranch meaning business.
Reeder had 10 birdies during the 3-day tournament and finished even par with an cumulative score of 216. He finished 9 strokes ahead of competitor Paul Lodge.
In his post-round interview Reeder disclosed that he changed out his putter the day before the tournament which he believed aided him in his victory.
First time Senior Amateur Championship competitor, Scott Vermeer, took the championship title finishing the 3-day event with 13 birdies and a total of 214 (-2). Vermeer started the day 2-strokes back of defending 2-time champion Gary Vanier. Vermeer built a 3-stroke lead with a 33 (-3) on the front nine, resulting in a 5-stroke swing, and held on to his lead to win the title by 5-strokes over Gary Vanier.
Vermeer was awarded the newly named ‘Joe Malay Cup’ by Joe Malay himself and Vermeer proudly Hoisted it up after his victory. The trophy was unveiled and presented earlier this season for the first time at the Idaho Golf Association’s State Amateur Championship 50th Anniversary dinner. Joe has 14 IGA State Championship victories, is a 3-Time Governors Cup Winner, 8-Time Public Links Qualifier, and has played in over 1,200 golf tournaments in his career. The Men’s Senior Amateur trophy has been aptly named the Joe Malay Cup.
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