(Crossville, TN) – The next tournament on the TNPGA schedule takes to Crossville, TN for the Tennessee Senior State Open June 12th-13th at Stonehenge Golf Course. This will be the 14th Senior State Open at Stonehenge dating back to 2010. The format will be a 36-hole championship with a total of 126 seniors being split between two divisions, 100 players in the Championship Division, while 26 seniors will compete in the Super Senior Division.
DATES: June 12-13, 2023
OFFICIAL NAME: Tennessee Senior State Open
VENUE: Stonehenge Golf Course – Crossville, TN
PAR/YARDS: 72 – 6,500 yards
PURSE MONEY: $27,800
PAST CHAMPIONS: https://shorturl.at/dluFO
Sunday: Practice Rounds
Monday: Round 1
Tuesday: Round 2, Awards Presentation Following
ROLEX SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR STANDINGS
We’re still early in the 2023 season with many professionals only tallying one or two events leading up to the Senior State Open. The Tennessee Senior State Open is a Level I event where the top-20 finishers will be awarded points ranging from 300 points to first and 12 points to 20th. Here is a look at the current top-10 heading into this week’s Championship.
- Kelvin Burgin (Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain) – 285
- Jared Melson (Bear Trace at Tims Ford) – 231
- Chris Dibble (Holston Hills Country Club) – 195
- Jeff Lyons (Harpeth Valley Golf Center) – 189
- Bill Breen (Harpeth Valley Golf Center) – 150
- Allen Fennell (Ted Rhodes Golf Course) – 137
- Glenn Hudson (Dick’s House of Sport) – 135
- Greg Wyatt (Golf Capital Learning Center) – 120
- Mark Houser (Lifetime Member) – 105
- Bobby Cochran (Colonial Country Club) – 100
NOTES ON THE LIST OF COMPETITORS:
Defending champion Bill Breen, PGA (Nashville, TN) who won last year’s event after a four hole playoff with Loren Personett Jr., PGA (Mount Juliet ,TN) will look to defend his title. Breen will look to etch his name in the trophy for the fifth time. Breen is coming off a T54 performance this past week at the Tennessee State Open shooting 74/65/73 (-1) throughout the 54-hole tournament.
Gibby Gilbert III (Ooltewah, TN) is no stranger to the Tennessee State Open. Gilbert has won the event three straight times from 2016 to 2018. In last year’s tournament Gilbert fired two rounds of 71 to finish tied for third with amatrue Tim Jackson (Williston, TN) at 2-under par. Gilbert is coming into this week after a great showing at the Tennessee State Open finishing 8-under par after shooting rounds of 70/68/67 to finish tied for 19th.
Tim Jackson (a) won this event back in 2011 and is coming off a tie for third finish last year. The Tennessee Sports Hall of Famer will look to put his name on the trophy again in 2023.
Loren Personett, PGA is coming off his best performance at the Tennessee Senior State Open after finishing second in 2022. Personett has shown he’s a real contender finishing second at the Players Championship and winning the Tennessee Senior PGA Championship last year. Personett will look to claim one of the only titles he has yet to be able to capture this week.
Past champions Walt Chapman, Doug Harris (a), Randy Helton, and Harry Taylor will also be competing in this year’s field. In addition, this year’s field will have all ten of the top ten players on the Rolex Senior Player of the Year competing.
Action gets underway at 8:00 A.M. CST with a double tee starting off No. 1 and No. 10 tee for both rounds. Round one pairings will be at random and round two pairings will be based on score with the leaders teeing off No. 1 tee last. A trophy presentation will take place immediately following play by the clubhouse. Attendance is free to the public.
A special thank you to our sponsors The City of Crossville, Imperial, and Sterling Cut Glass, without their support this event wouldn’t be possible.