41st Annual Senior Championship

Horne Wins Senior Title

Myrtle Beach: Dick Horne of Mt. Pleasant posted a one under par 213 to win the 41st Annual South Carolina Golf Association Senior Amateur Championship. The 54 hole tournament was played at the Legends Resort, August 20-22, 1999 . Horne, straight from a seventh place finish in the British Senior Amateur, began the day tied for the lead with Danny Dean of Hollywood and Bob Stringer of Blythewood. Dean quickly captured the lead with a birdie on the first hole. A birdie by Horne on the second and a bogey by Dean on the third reversed the positions. Stringer began with two bogeys in the first three holes and was never a factor. Horne turned his game up a notch and made two more birdies on the front for a three under par 33 and a four stroke lead at the turn. His nearest challengers with nine holes to play were Buck Leigh, the 1997 Champion and Phil McDilda of Conway. Leigh had begun the 1999 Championship with a huge mental error. An extra club in his bag during the first round resulted in a four stoke penalty and huge deficit to overcome. A second round 69 left him five strokes back of the leaders. His front nine score of 32 put him back into contention at one over par for the tournament. McDilda, who made three birdies on the front, but two bogeys was also at one over for the championship. Horne managed to hang on despite making three bogeys on the back side. In his own words, Horne stated, “I wasn’t leaking oil, I was gushing. After making bogey on every other hole (13, 15, 17), if there had been a 19th hole, I probably would have bogeyed that too. I’m just glad I ran out of holes.” Neither Leigh nor McDilda could gain enough ground on Horne on the back. Each made eight pars and a bogey. Ned Johnson of Seneca, slipped by Leigh and McDilda with a 69 to finish alone in second place, two strokes back. Charles Chism of Surfside Beach, played the back nine in 34 to finish in a three way tie for third with Leigh and McDilda at 216.


Final Results

Dick Horne (Mt. Pleasant) 72-71-70--213
Ned Johnson (Seneca) 73-73-69--215
Buck Leigh (Columbia) 79-69-68--216
Phil McDilda (Conway) 72-73-71--216
Charles Chism (Surfside Beach) 71-74-71--216
Buddy Brooks (Cheraw) 70-77-70--217
Bob Taylor (Greenville) 75-71-71--217
Jack Sweatt (Rock Hill) 71-75-72--218
Sonny Furr (Murrells Inlet) 77-71-71--219
Steve Pachol (Columbia) 74-73-72--219
Danny Dean (Hollywood) 73-70-76--219
Sandy Knapp (Callawassie Is) 74-73-73--220
Bob Stringer (Blythewood) 70-73-77--220
Eugene Hunt (Pawleys Island) 74-74-73--221
Heyward Sullivan (Greenville) 76-73-72--221
Urquit Morris (Charleston) 80-73-69--222
Woody Collins (Pelion) 77-71-74--222
Jack Pfeiffer (Columbia) 80-73-70--223
Gerard Maxfield (Aiken) 75-77-71--223
Stew Butler,Sr. (Okatie) 74-77-73--224
Bill Hardy (Aiken) 74-78-73--225
Scott Schwarz (Summerville) 75-76-74--225
Bill Townsend (Aiken) 79-72-74--225
Ben Shadoan (Taylors) 75-75-75--225
Doug King (Columbia) 78-70-77--225
Joe Cunningham (Aiken) 77-76-73--226
Jerry Heinz (Sullivan's Island) 83-72-71--226
A.J. Villani, Jr. (Myrtle Beach) 79-74-74--227
John Thomas (Aiken) 77-75-75--227
Jimmy Looper (Pelzer) 74-75-78--227
Ty Hubbard (Darlington) 79-70-78--227
Joe Dean (Anderson) 75-81-71--227
Jess D. Bryant (Hilton Head) 81-73-74--228
Berry Crain, Jr. (Aiken) 76-76-76--228
Dave Bruce (Georgetown) 81-72-76--229
Charles Reece (Myrtle Beach) 79-74-76--229
Wayne Marchant (N. Augusta) 78-76-75--229
Randy Clarke (Aiken) 75-77-77--229
Don Phillips (Cameron) 78-73-78--229
Bill Higgins (Columbia) 77-77-75--229
Neil Chrisley (Conway) 77-77-75--229
Dallah Forrest (Greenville) 76-78-75--229
LeRoy Rabon (Chapin) 78-77-74--229
Tom Oakley (Seneca) 78-75-77--230
Marion King (Catawba) 81-74-75--230
Charlie Chitty (Isle of Palms) 75-79-77--231
Jay Caldwell (Blythewood) 79-77-75--231
Peter Cotton (Mt. Pleasant) 80-73-79--232
Bobb Rastello (Pawleys Island) 77-77-78--232
Bill Ross (Mt. Pleasant) 76-78-78--232
Dick Wells (Columbia) 74-81-77--232
Vince Gilroy (Blythewood) 76-80-77--233
Jerry Dempsey (Greenville) 74-78-83--235
Mackie Land (Rock Hill) 76-79-80--235
Randy Atkins (Easley) 80-76-80--236
Wayne Sumner (Taylors) 79-77-80--236
Bob Wilson (Hanahan) 80-75-82--237
Robert Schad (Dataw Island) 75-80-82--237
Cliff Hornketh (Simpsonville) 77-79-81--237
Billy Houck (Florence) 85-71-83--239
Bill Bonney (Myrtle Beach) 77-74---151WD
Dick Orman (Johns Island) 77-78---155WD

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