Mark Harman from Ridgeland, South Carolina, ended a 10-year drought as he won the 2016 United States Golf Teachers Cup October 10-11 at Talking Stick Golf Club’s North Course in Scottsdale, Arizona. Harman, now a six-time champion of the event, shot a final-round 71 to erase a two-stroke deficit to first-round leader and two-time champion Bill Hardwick, finishing with a five-stroke victory over Rebecca Samuelsson.¬†Harman’s victory continued a trend of 50-and-overs winning the event, but he elected to play out of the Open division, believing he was still competitive in that division. Harman finished with an even-par score of 142 on the difficult North Course, which featured hard and fast greens rolling at 12 on the Stimpmeter.

Samuelsson won the Ladies division shooting scores of 75-72 Р147, with Mary Peter-Wolf earning runner-up honors at 85-83 Р168. Hardwick held on to win the Super Senior division at 69-79 Р148, earning a four-stroke victory over Sam Ko, who fired 75-77 Р152. Dave Belling captured the Senior division for the second time in three years with 78-72 Р150, nipping Michael Wolf, who shot 74-77 Р151. Brian McMahon won the Legends division title, overcoming first-round leader Bob Jaffe (85-87 Р172) with scores of 90-81 Р171.  www.USGolfTeachersCup.com

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