McGinnis, Lehnhard qualify for Senior Open

June 20, 1996|By John W. Stewart

CENTREVILLE, Va. -- Former PGA Tour player Wally Armstrong earned the medal, Holly Hills Country Club head professional Mike McGinnis advanced for the fourth time, including his third in a row, and Senior tours veteran Bruce Lehnhard made it for the second time, as qualifying for the 17th U.S. Senior Open championship was held at Chantilly National Golf & Country Club yesterday.

Armstrong, a tour veteran of a dozen years, celebrated his 51st birthday with a 4-under-par 36-3268. The Orlando area resident chose the site because it enabled him to combine play with some personal business. He had four back-nine birdies, including three in row beginning at No. 15.

McGinnis shot 35-3469, playing his last 14 holes in 4-under par. He clinched his berth with a 15-foot birdie at No. 15, and a 20-foot chip-in for birdie at the last hole. Lehnhard figured a bogey at No. 11 was costly, but he birdied the last two holes for 35-3570.

Ken Trail, Hillendale CC, aced the 12th hole with a 4-iron.

(Results, 9D)

Pub Date: 6/20/96

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