Amateur Burke Hayes, a member at the host Chevy Chase Club, parred the second hole to defeat professional Gary Anderson
, Hampton, Va., in what started as a five-way playoff in the fourth MSGA Senior Open Tuesday.
On the second playoff hole, Hayes and Anderson
were just short of the green and both putted.Anderson's ball caught a swale and broke off to the left, leaving an eight-foot par putt.Hayes, who said he
had done on his
regular round what Anderson did, was more accurate, his
ball stopping three feet short.When Anderson
missed and Hayes made, it was all over.
Hayes, who made only two pars on the back nine, won it with birdies at 16-17 after three successive bogeys, and finished 74-69--143.Of the others, Super Senior winner Bilbo (70-73) and Butler (69-74) bogeyed No.17 and went out at the first extra hole, and Anderson
(69-74) bogeyed 16-17, and the second playoff hole, but still collected the first-place check.
and Butch Butler fired 1-under-par 69's to share the first-round lead in the Maryland State Senior Open at the Chevy Chase Club Monday.
...Anderson, a strong Virginia player who is the head pro at The Hamptons Golf Course in Hampton, was two under par for 16 holes, then made his only bogey at the 17th.