Schlachter wins Florida Senior event

Posted January 17, 2013 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact

Paul Schlachter hits a shot at the 2012 West Penn Senior Amateur

Bridgeville's Paul Schlachter, the Association's Senior Player of the Year, 2004-2011,won the Kingsway Senior Invitational January 12-14 at Kingsway CC, Lake Suzy, Florida. He shot 71-71-76 - 218, tying another nationally ranked senior amateur, Bill Zylstra, Ocklawaha, FL. Schlachter birdied the first hole of the sudden death playoff to win the title, holing a twenty-foot putt leaving Zylstra with a shorter putt that he missed.

Both Schlachter ad Zylstra are 1970's graduates of Michigan State University, and the two have been ranked in the top ten nationally in GOLFWEEK'S senior amateur rankings for several years.