Anderson pours it on to win county golf tourney
Order was restored in the Delaware County amateur golf world last weekend when DeLancey resident Brad Anderson shot a two-over-par, 54-hole score of 218 at the Delhi College Golf Course to capture the county championship for the seventh time.
Anderson beat former pro Frank Liberati of West Davenport by two strokes to capture the title. What had been a close contest to that point all but ended on the par-four, 17th hole Sunday when Anderson rolled in a 30-foot birdie putt and went two strokes up on Liberati with only the par-five, 18th hole remaining. Last year’s winner, Rich Meade of Stamford, opened play Friday with a two-under-par 70, one of only two sub-par rounds in the tourney, but shot 81 and 80 on Saturday and Sunday and finished 11th.
A dark sky that had threatened rain all afternoon opened up on the players and their gallery for the final two holes, drenching everyone in sight and signaling the end of the Anderson family title drought. In claiming his seventh title, Brad joined with his uncle, five-time champion Delhi resident Dave Anderson, for an unprecedented 12 family titles in the tournament’s 43-year history. No slouch himself, Dave Anderson’s brother Rob shot 228 to capture seventh place in the championship flight.
Walton resident Len Govern shot 222 to finish third and in doing so he also claimed the Senior Championship with the best score of anyone over the age of 55 years.
Denver resident Joe Siclare, playing in his first county championship, shot 224 and finished fourth. Roxbury’s Duane Ely finished fifth with a 226.
Roxbury resident, and Shephard Hills Golf Course owner, Frank Adamiak won the C Flight title in a one-hole playoff with Bucky Macumber after both players finished regulation play at 244.