Steinberg wins Golfweek Senior Am in playoff

Craig Steinberg of Agoura Hills added to his already impressive resume by coming from four strokes behind in the final round to win the Golfweek Senior Amateur with a par on the first playoff hole to beat Scott Smith of Houston on the Stadium Course at PGA West in La Quinta.

The 39-year-old Steinberg, who played college golf at USC before winning the Southern California Amateur four times and the SCGA Mid-Amateur twice, finished with a score of 76-71—215, while Smith wound up at 73-69-73—215 after making a triple bogey on the final hole of regulation.

Jeff New of Scottsdale, Ariz., was third at 73-70-73—216, followed by Murphy Mitchell, also of Scottsdale, who finished at 72-75-73—220, while Peter Detemple of Lexington Park, Md., totaled 77-69-75—221 to tie for fifth with Steve Hudson Birmingham, Ala., who wound up at 72-73-76—221.

Lawrence Field of Tulsa, Okla., was seventh at 72-76-74—222, followed by Chris Hartenstein of Austin, Texas, at 74-72-77—223, while Michael Wharton-Palmer of Texarkana, Texas, shot 76-73-76—225 to tie for ninth with Mike Booker of The Woodlands, Texas, who came in at 76-76-73—225.

Robert Hess of Casselberry, Fla., captured the Super Senior Division by two strokes over Paul Schlachter of Bridgeville, Pa., and John Seehausen of Stanford and Inverness, Ill., claimed the Legends Division on the first hole of a playoff against Richard Hunt of Phoenix, Ariz.

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