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July 15, 2013

B. Anderson caps amateur title with eagle

DELHI — Brad Anderson rubbed it in Sunday at the Delhi College Golf Course.

Not that he had to, but Anderson capped his third straight Delaware County Amateur Golf Championship title and 11th overall with a 100-yard approach shot that fell into the cup on the par-5 18th hole.

The shot marked Anderson’s only eagle during the three-round championships, which drew 131 golfers competing in six flights.

“It’s really nice not to have to putt on 18,” said Delhi resident Anderson, who shot a tournament-low round of 69 on Sunday for a three-day total of 216 and a 12-stroke victory over younger brother Robbie. “I started bogey-bogey-triple on Friday afternoon for 5-over after three (holes) and started wondering if I was going to make the cut.”

Anderson, 39, rebounded Friday to take the first-day lead in the 22-player championship flight, finishing with a 74 for a one-stroke edge over Mike Wagner, Jr.

Anderson also shot the low round on Saturday, his 73 one swing better than Robbie, then blew away the field with his 69 on Sunday. Matt Moyse, the 2002 DC Amateur champ, and Lenny Govern shot 72s for the second-best rounds Sunday.

Robbie Anderson’s 73 on Sunday gave him a total of 228, four better than third-place Moyse. Robbie Anderson followed an opening-day 81 with a 74 on Saturday that put him in the final foursome with Brad Anderson, Joe Siclare and Dustin Truman.

“I had a great time playing with my brother,” said Brad Anderson, who shared a cart with Robbie on Sunday.

Said Robbie Anderson, who trailed by eight strokes after the second round: “It’s really great playing with Brad. This is the second time we’ve been in the final group and he’s just so solid and steady. But it’s fun playing with him.”

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