THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS | Matt Van Zandt shot a final-round 73 to slip past overnight leader Kyle Nathan and win the Carlton Woods Invitational on Thursday. The Houston resident shot 3-over-par 219 to win by a shot at the Club at Carlton Woods, benefiting from Nathan’s stumble to a final-round 78.
Meanwhile, local favorite Mike Booker won his third Carlton Woods Senior title, shooting even-par 216 to prevail by a shot ahead of Jeff New. New, who held a two-stroke lead with one hole to play, double-bogeyed the par-5 18th hole while Booker made birdie from 4 inches.
New entered the final round one shot off the lead shared by Booker and Larry Nunez. Nunez shot 79 in the final round and tied for fifth place. Recent Tower Invitational champion Mike Peck shot rounds of 79-68-74 to finish solo third in the senior flight.
MARTIN TAKES SOS SUPER SENIOR
Virginia’s Walt Martin won the Society of Seniors John Kline Super Senior tournament at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio. Martin shot 6-over-par 222 to clip Dan Smith by a shot. Martin and Smith began the final round tied at 5-over par. Martin was playing in the 70-74 age group in the tournament for SOS members 65 and older.
Bob Hullender posted a sevenshot win in the Grand Masters division despite shooting 79 in the
final round. Hullender finished at 5-over-par 221 to distance himself from Claud Johnston.