Steadiness gives Flory crown in Seniors

141 provides MAGA win

Sullivan Club Pro winner

August 23, 2002|By SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Tom Flory protected a narrow lead with a string of back-nine pars and finished with a two-day total of 141 to win his first Middle Atlantic Golf Association Seniors championship at Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville yesterday.

Flory, 59, from Fairfax, Va., and Washington Golf & Country Club, started the day with a three-stroke lead and used a three-foot birdie putt at the last hole for par 72 to end that way. Jamie Gough of Army Navy CC tried to close some ground with a back-nine 34, but it was only enough for 71-144.

Bobby Morris, a former area standout as an amateur and a professional (before regaining his amateur status), made his first start as a senior a successful one, finishing third, A 10-foot birdie putt at No. 13 got him within one, but he slipped back with missed-green bogeys on the next two holes, and wound up 73-145.

With 24 players making Monday's cut at 76, George Clenney, Caroline CC, was fourth, 73-147. Aside from Flory's 69-72, Gough, with his closing 71, was the only other player to break par.

MAPGA Club Pro Championship: Chip Sullivan, head professional at Ashley Plantation in Roanoke, Va., posted 73, a competitive-course-record 63 and 68 for a 54-hole total of 204 and a three-shot triumph in the annual championship at Golden Horseshoe in Williamsburg, Va.

(Results, Page 2d)

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