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Mielcarz Wins Senior Amateur

August 26th, 2015

Author: Greg Howell

Wolfeboro, NH – Bob Mielcarz (Concord CC) claimed his 12th NHGA Championship on Wednesday afternoon with a victory at the 2015 Senior Amateur Championship. Mielcarz, who has won nine State Amateur Championship and has now won three Senior Amateur Championships, was able to outlast 18-time NHGA Champion Phil Pleat. Pleat had won the four previous Senior Amateurs dating back to 2011.

In what can best be described as an up and down round, Mielcarz was able to overcome a slow start, which included a double bogey at the par-4 6th. He followed that up with two consecutive birdies to fire an opening nine 38 (+2). From then on, Mielcarz was extremely steady. He combined solid shots with a couple of fantastic up and downs, including a great sand save on the par-4 17th. Heading into the final hole with a three shot cushion, Mielcarz hit his best tee shot of the day and then a solid shot on the green, where he two-putted for his second consecutive round of 73.

Mielcarz and Pleat have combined to win the last six Senior Amateurs in an impressive showing of two of the most decorated amateur golfers in New Hampshire history.

Pleat finished the tournament at 5-over par, coming back from yesterday’s 77 with an even par 72 Wednesday. 2014 Runner-up Danny Arvanitis (Derryfield CC) and 2013 Runner-Up Bill Everett (Laconia CC) finished tied for 3rd place six-over par.

Peter Beaulieu (Atkinson Resort & CC) won the Pre-Senior division for players aged 45-54 with a score of 151.

Final scores can be found here:

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