Super Seniors title will be a rematch from 2010
The 2012 Pine to Palm Super Seniors championship will have a familiar look to it from its young past.
The first Super Seniors championship pitted Detroit Lakes' Paul Krueger and Chuck Renner of Phoenix, Ariz., in 2010.
Fast forward to this year's Super's title match and the same two will be vying for Pine to Palm silver once again.
In the first version, Krueger downed Renner for the inaugural championship.
But since then, Renner has owned the division by winning all three medalist honors and the 2011 championship. In fact, Renner's only match play loss came in that 2010 championship match against Krueger.
"It going to be fun having the rematch after I missed the tournament last year," Krueger said. "Chuck is a good ball striker and I will need pars and birdies to do it again."
Krueger had to work hard in the semifinals Saturday, as he and 2008 Seniors champion Joe Sauer had to play two extra playoff holes to decide the winner.
Krueger ended the match by making par on the 20th hole, after a match which didn't have a leader over 1-up.
"It was back and forth all day long," Krueger said.
For Renner, he downed two-time Seniors champion Joe Mayer 2-up to make his third-consecutive Super Seniors championship.
"It was a sloppy and ugly win, but it was a win nonetheless," Renner said. "Neither of us had more than a two-hole lead and it was close."
A par on 17 gave Renner a 1-up advantage, while an unfortunate occurrence happened to Mayer on 18 to put him one stroke down.
While Mayer was addressing the ball, it moved, and cost him a stroke.
For both golfers in the title match, playing better will be a focal point.
"My putting is still an issue," Renner said. "I have had so much doubt reading the greens and I've struggled picking a good line. But my irons have been good."
The Super Seniors championship rematch will start at 11:20 a.m.
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