Kerfoot wins MAGA Seniors with 69

Brundred leads by 2 in MSGA Mid-Amateur

August 17, 1999|By SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WINCHESTER, Va. -- Henry Kerfoot, a past champion from Washington Golf & Country Club, shot 69 yesterday and won the annual Seniors championship of the Middle Atlantic Golf Association at Winchester CC.

The leader thwarted another former champion, Perky Cullinane of Columbia CC, who finished at 71. Among the age-group winners were Michale Sanger, Green Spring, 73 in the 55-59 group, and Bob Bonnell, Elkridge, 78 in 70-over class.

MSGA Mid-Amateur

ROCKVILLE -- Ben Brundred III, of Congressional CC, posted a 4-under-par 34-3468 and took a two-stroke lead halfway through the 13th annual event at Norbeck CC.

Brundred, who tied for sixth in this tournament in 1996, registered five birdies and one bogey over the 6,855-yard course. His first missed green led to his only bogey at the par-3 16th.

Then he reached the collar of the 503-yard 17th in two to set up his second two-putt birdie, and, at the 18th, he did a fine job of saving par from the front right bunker to maintain his advantage.

The cut fell at 77, and 65 players will return for the final round.

Tim Dilli, from Baltimore CC, birdied the last two holes for 70, where he was later tied by Jim Winner, from Maryland Golf. Winner got to 3-under after eight holes, later got back to that number when he eagled the 17th, then slipped back with a bogey at the last hole.

Defending champion Larry Storck, a playoff winner over Pat Tallent at Caves Valley last year, was in a group at 71 that also included Mike Gillis of Chartwell, who hit 15 greens. Storck, from Hayfields, has not been out of the top 10 for this tournament in the past six years.

Tallent, from Congressional CC, and Chuck Freedman, from the Olney Golf Center, were among six at 72. In 1994 over this course, Freedman defeated Tallent for the State Amateur title.

The 73s included the host club's Kirk Lombardi, who became eligible for this championship when he turned 35 Thursday, and Gary Hentz, from Maryland Golf, whose round was the second best of his career.

(Results, 4D)

Pub Date: 8/17/99

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