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Just like Dejavu… Mike Poe collects ninth senior title in East Tennessee Amateur

BY IVAN SANDERS
STAR SPORTS EDITOR
ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com
The way Mike Poe plays the Elizabethton Golf Course might make one think that he could play the golf course blindfolded.

Poe took a one-shot lead into Sunday’s final round where he finished with a 71, a one-under-par, as those who were chasing Poe entering the day’s final round faded throughout the day.

The steady play of Poe resulted in 17 pars to go along with his birdie.

It was Poe’s ninth overall title in the tournament and the 87th of his career. He jokingly told the tournament namesake, William B. Greene Jr, that if they came up short for a trophy to let him know and he would lend them one.

Poe, who will be turning 65 in November, held off defending champion Rick Mays who finished with a 66 to finish in a three-way tie with Cary Daniels and Tim Moore.

Daniels has three consecutive second-place finishes in the tournament.

“I can’t say enough about what William B. Greene Jr. has done for golf,” said Poe. “Not only here with this tournament but throughout the state of Tennessee.”

Super Senior Division
Bob Ross held off Danny Jones on the final of action to take the Super Senior Division in the ETA. Ross finished the final round with a 72 as did Jones to finish with a three-day total of 222 to Jones 223.

George McQueen finished in third place with Pat Kenney collecting fourth.

William B. Greene Jr. East Tennessee Amateur
Elizabethton Golf Course

Senior Championship
Mike Poe 69-70-71—210
Cary Daniels 72-72-71—215
Rick Mays 74-75-66—215
Tim Moore 70-75-70—215
Dwight Scott 74-73-69—216
Chad Wade 74-66-76—216
Chris Guy 77-66-74—217
Tony Gouge 73-72-74—219
Jeff Andrews 73-75-71—219
David Bellessa 72-73-76—221
Mark Halvorsen 72-76-75—223
Steve Pederson 78-70-77—225
Lyman Fulton 77-77-71-225
Joe Avento 79-72-77—228
Jim Mashburn 83-76-69—228
Peter Bollant 74-76-79-229
Dean Batchelder 82-74-76—232
Ron Waters 83-74-75—232
Mitchell Nidiffer 78-78-78—235
Mitch Mitchell 77-80-78—235
James White 81-82-78—241
Marv Orio 88-80-84—252
Felicia Nidiffer 92-88-93—273

Super Senior
Bob Ross 77-73-72—222
Danny Jones 75-76-72-223
George McQueen 77-73-76—226
Pat Kenney 75-73-80—228
Scott Campbell 80-77-72—229
Richard Parker 79-79-83—241
Ronnie Burton 81-81-82—244
Eddie Cam 84-82-81—247
Jerry Whitt 89-82-86—257
Greg Goulds 86-89-82—257