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Thursday, June 20, 2013
IRVINGTON — Four Timesland players survived the second round of stroke-play qualifying Wednesday and earned berths into today’s start of match play at the 23rd VSGA Junior Match Play Championship at King Carter Golf Club.
Roanoke’s Nick Brediger led the area contingent, firing a 1-over-par 72 to finish with a 36-hole total of 6-over 148 to tie for seventh.
Blacksburg’s Ty Olinger (74) finished tied for 11th at 149. Roanoke’s Drew Lagan (75) and Salem’s Andrew Butts (78) both tied for 14th at 153, then survived a playoff among six players for the final three spots in the 16-player match play bracket.
Martinsville’s Wesley Smith (78) and Forest’s Zeke Shen (77) finished at 155.
Other area contestants were Lexington’s Peter Shaner (91-167); Martinsville’s Basil Boyd (87-169); Salem’s Garrett Sweeney (91-171); Lexington’s Mark Shaner (87-173) and Forest’s Brian Touna (87-173).
Buchanan’s Korey Watts, last year’s runner-up, withdrew after a first-round 86.
Ruckersville’s Logan Yates, 15, carded a 71 for a 1-under total of 141 to win the qualifying medal by three shots.
There will be two rounds of match play today that will trim the field to four competitors for Friday’s semifinals and championship final.
Bolling goes for fifth VSGA Senior crown
LEXINGTON — Dot Bolling must love the VSGA Senior Women’s Stroke Play Championship.
The Salem golfer will be shooting for her record fifth title in the 36-hole event in today’s final round at Lexington Country Club.
Bolling opened with a day’s best 3-over-par 74 Wednesday to take a one-shot lead on four-time champion Shelley Savage of Alexandria and Richmond’s Lindsay Wortham.
Bolling, who birdied the first hole of a playoff to beat Savage and Springfield’s Mimi Hoffman for the crown last year in Kilmarnock, also posted wins in 2002, 2000 and 1999.
Salem’s Sara Cole, who won the Roanoke Valley Hall of Fame women’s title 11 days ago, stands fourth, two shots back. Two-time champion Fran Hensley of Ridgeway is four strokes back in fifth.
Other area players and their scores were Salem’s Kit Davis (88); Roanoke’s June Reed (91); Salem’s Marilyn Bussey (94); Cloverdale’s Janet Cochrane (95); and Roanoke’s Wanda Flora (103).
Chesterfield golfer leads VSGA women
LEXINGTON — Chesterfield’s Lyberty Anderson, who has competed in the Scott Robertson Memorial the past seven years, is on the verge of winning her first VSGA title.
Anderson completed a 70 from Tuesday’s rain-shortened first round, then followed with a second-round 71 Wednesday to take a one-shot in the 36th VSGA Virginia Women’s Stroke Play Championship that concludes today at Lexington Country Club.
Centreville’s Casey Kennedy shot 72-70 to stand alone in second. Defending champion Amanda Steinhagen (Oak Hill) and three-time winner Lauren Greenlief (Oakton) are tied for third, nine shots back.
Troutville’s Lyndsey Hunnell and Floyd’s Amanda Hollandsworth are tied for sixth at 153. Hunnell shot 78-75, while Hollandsworth posted 76-77.
Salem’s Kristin Hearp (80-79) is tied for 12th. Roanoke’s Meagan Board (88-76) is tied for 15th. Roanoke’s Sara Moir (95-92) and Willis’ Morgan Cox (98-101) are 29th and 30th.
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