The Arizona duo of Danny Licursi and Chris Kaminteamed to shoot a final round 65 Saturday on Oak Hill’s East Course to win the mid-amateur division of the 58th John R. Williams Invitational, while Georgians Bob Royak and Doug Hanzel combined to win their second senior division title at 8-under 208.
Kamin, who won the Arizona Stroke Play Championship in April, and Licursi carded rounds of 65-68-65 (-12) to post a four-stroke win over Kyle Downey and Brandon Grzywacz, who came in at 8-under (68-67-67) 202.
William Wingerd & Jeff Castle closed with a 68 to finish at 7 under, tied for third with Amory Davis & Chris DeForest. Three teams tied for fifth at 5 under, including 36-hole leaders Shane Heise and Scott Loving.
Chris Ironroad and Tyler Gulliksen, who erased a 5-shot lead on the final day to win last year’s event, couldn’t recapture the magic in their title defense and settled for a T30 finish.
Royak and Hanzel, who each has won a U.S. Senior Amateur title, posted an 8-under score of 205 (65-71-69) to win claim the senior title by three strokes over three teams: Jon Lindstrom & Chris Carlson, Steve McPherson & Jerry Gunthorpe, and Rob Cowan & Dave Bunker.
It was the latest four-ball win for the decorated senior amateurs; Royak and Hanzel won the Williams senior title in 2018 and have also won both the Georgia Four-Ball and Georgia Senior Four-Ball together.
Last year’s senior champs Wade Sarkis & Jim Scorse did not make the cut in their title defense.