Seniors, Super Seniors and Women advance on Day One of Senior State Am Golf

MIDWAY – Eight golfers won two games on Monday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Utah Senior Amateur Championship at Wasatch Mountain Golf Course.

Chris Hermansen of Spanish Fork had to play extra holes in his two games, 19 holes to defeat Deuce Brown in the morning and 19 holes to knock out Eric Yergensen in the afternoon.

Former winner Brigham Gibbs won each of his matches by 5 and 3 points, beating Randy Hicken and former champion Kirk Siddens. He will face fellow Salt Lake Country Club member Jon Wright in the quarterfinals on Tuesday after Wright defeated Dan Hatch and Jeff Chugg.

Former BYU golfer Eric Rustand, Russell Hook, Vaughn Lloyd, Steve Maxwell and Paul Cannon also advanced to the quarterfinals.

The Super Seniors winners were Michael Hacker, Doug Marriott, Todd Barker, Kurt Bernhisel, Rob Bachman, Bill Probst, Steve Smith and Mick Mahler.

The net winners included David Hunt, Doug Bowers, Randy Krueger, Jeff Smith, Donny Tyndall, Paul Mora, Tracy Smith and Rod Zundel.

In the women’s division, Marie Needham will meet Elizabeth Jones, while Karen Seaman will face Annette Gaiotti in the semi-finals on Tuesday.

The finals of the men’s and women’s divisions will be played on Wednesday morning.

Utah Senior State Amateur Championship


Shane Hermansen defeated Eric Yergensen, 19 holes

Russell Hook def. Greg Weichers 3 and 2

Eric Rustand beat. Karl Before 7 and 6

Vaughn Lloyd defeated Bob Casper 2 and 1

Brigham Gibbs defeated Kirk Siddens 5 and 3

Jon Wright beat. Jeff Chugg 2 up

Steve Maxwell def. Scott Benson 3 and 2

Paul Cannon def. Dana Nelson 2 and 1


First round

Michael Hacker def. Bill Hesterly 2 and 1

Doug Marriott def. Val Cahoon 1 and more

Todd Barker defeated Richard Dibblee 2 and 1

Kurt Bernhisel beat. Dale Christensen 2 and 1

Rob Bachman def. Lester Perry 8 and 7

Steve Smith defeated Dan Telford 3-1

Bill Probst def. David Fischer 5 and 4

Mick Mahler defeated Richard Bombard 2 and 1


David Hunt def. Kyle Roberts 6 and 5

Doug Bowers defeated Kevin Mur 7 and 6

Randy Krueger defeated Martin Healey 4 and 3

Jeff Smith beat. Jeff Erekson 3 and 2

Donny Tyndall beat. James Halladay 1 and above

Paul Mora def. Doug Beck 4 and 3

Tracy Smith beat. Harold Scott 6 and 4

Rod Zundel def. Todd Lawson 1 and up


Marie Needham beat. Rina Slade 4 and 2

Elizabeth Jones defeated Libby Lovell 1+

Karen Seaman def. Donna Reineck 5 and 3

Annette Gaiotti goodbye

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