Chip Lutz of Reading, Pa. carded a final-round four-under-par 68 on Friday to capture the 2012 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship for the second consecutive year at Golf Griffon des Sources in Mirabel, Que.
Meanwhile, Brad Fritsch of Manotick, Ont., shot a seven-under 64 to follow his 66 in Thursday’s first round and leads the Web Dot Com Tour’s Mylan Classic in Canonsburg, Pa., by one shot. For that leaderboard, click here.
Lutz, who started the day two shots back of leader Ian Harris of Bloomfield, Mich., birdied four of his last five holes to beat Harris by five strokes for the title.
Lutz’s final-round score matched a competitive course record that was set earlier in the day by four-time Canadian Senior champion Graham Cooke of Hudson, Que, who finished third.
“It’s just tremendous for me to accomplish this,” said Lutz, who earlier this year claimed his second consecutive British Seniors Open Amateur Championship and a silver medal as top amateur at the 2012 British Senior Open Championship.
“I was successful in defending the British earlier this year and to do it in Canada and back this one up is something special. I’m thrilled beyond words,” said Lutz, who earned an exemption into the 2012 USGA Senior Amateur Championship with the win.
With the victory, Lutz became the first competitor to capture back-to-back Canadian Men’s Senior Championship titles since Cooke accomplished the feat in 2008-2009.
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