Jerrys win their respective divisions at the North Senior Amateur Championship
Irving- Jerry Hudgins wins the 2015 North Senior Amateur Championship by two with a one under par 70 in the final round. In Super Senior division. Jerry Gatti cruises to an 11 shot victory on his home course.
Jerry Hudgins, playing in only his second North Senior Amateur championship, was seven shots behind first round leader Chuck Palmer, when he opened with a triple bogey after pulling his drive left. Hudgins quickly bounced back with back to back birdies on holes two and three and once again on six and seven which he dropped, “60 footer,” Hudgin recalls.
It was the par five eleventh that Hudgins self-descried “was the real kicker.” The Tyler resident knocked it to eight feet and sank the putt. Hudgins birdied 15 and 16 that were ultimately evened out by bogies. Holes 17 and 18 proved to be difficult without the high winds that plagued the final round.
Dave Davis, the 2014 North Senior Amateur runner-up, made it interesting by posting a day best three under par, 68. Davis from Saginaw, went on an incredible run on the back nine, where he recorded four birdies and an eagle in a six hole stretch. His two day total 146 was the clubhouse lead until the second to last group that included Hudgins.
Jerry Gatti, in his first year of Super Senior eligibility, used local knowledge and consistent play to win the Super Senior division of the North Senior Amateur. The Irving native had just three birdies for the tournament but it was his 26 pars that lead him to an 11 shot championship win. Gatti played his final round at one over par, 72, to seal the victory.
The North Region event’s presented by UST Mamiya will take a break as qualifying for the Texas Amateur at Bent Tree Country Club get under away. The Texas Golf Association would like to thank The Sports Club at Four Seasons Resort at Las Colinas professional staff and maintenance staff for being a fantastic host for the North Regional Senior Amateur.