Garry Hanchera, Gene Jones’ caddie at this week’s Champions Tour Q-School, collapsed during the final round on Friday and died at a local hospital from an apparent heart attack.
Members of the TPC Scottsdale staff were unable to revive Hanchera with a defibrillator before he was taken to HonorHealth Scottsdale Hospital via an ambulance.
“We were saddened to hear of [Hanchera’s] passing, and ask that you keep his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time,” said Greg McLaughlin, the president of the Champions Tour.
Final-round play was suspended after Hanchera collapsed for approximately 35 minutes until he was taken to the hospital.
Jones finished tied for 20th following a closing 70.
Hanchera is survived by his girlfriend, Trudy Brown, and brother, Doyle. He was 64.