Anderson tops field to take 10th county championship
Brad Anderson’s steady play on the back nine at the Delhi College Golf Course helped him to a record 10th Delaware County Amateur Championship on Sunday.
Anderson had nine pars en route to an even-par 72, earning a two-stroke victory over Neil Krick.
Krick erased a rough start to hold a one-stroke lead after the opening nine. That lead disappeared when he bogeyed the par-three 14th hole. Anderson pared to pull into a tie. That tie remained through 16, when Krick holed a 20-foot bendy putt to save par.
Takes lead late
Anderson took the lead for good on the 17th with a two-putt par. Krick had a bogey to fall back by one stroke.
Anderson’s drive on the par-five 18th went slightly to the left, into the rough. Krick’s quest for his first championship all but ended on his tee shot when he pushed it out-of-bounds to the right.
As that unfolded, Anderson remained calm, played safely down the left side of the fairway and finished with a par for a three-day total of 217. Krick scrambled for a bogey, finishing two strokes back at 219.
Len Govern placed third and earned the Senior Championship with a three-day 221. Former champion Matt Moyse and Mike Batey each finished with a 222, with Moyse taking fourth on a match of cards.
In the A Flight, Jeremy Eighmey beat Paul Roach on the first hole of a playoff. Each finished with a 240 to force the playoff.
Brandon Simonds finished with a 240 to win the B Flight by two strokes over Mike Wagner Sr., and Frank Fiumera.
The C Flight went to Jared Westbrook, who finished with a 241 to cruise to a seven-stroke victory over JP Jones and Tom Aitken.
In the D Flight, Chris Johnson scored a 265 to earn a four-stroke win over Richard Price and Kevin Rossley.
John Wyberanec and Wayne Lawrence tied with a 282 in the E Flight, but Wyberanec won the title with a playoff victory.