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July 24th, 2014 – Christina Lake, British Columbia (VIGolf.ca) – Competitors battled it out against one another, the course and the weather on Wednesday at Christina Lake Golf Club during the second round of the Men’s Senior and Super-Senior Championships.
Competition was halted for roughly 45 minutes due to extreme weather conditions. Wind and lightening delayed 10 groups who had yet to finish their rounds.
Defending champion Doug Roxburgh took over the lead with a 3-under-par 69 for a two-day total of -7 (137), despite the tough conditions.
“It was the same for everybody that was stuck out there in the afternoon. The wind came up pretty hard there for one hole, and I guess you could call it a birdie hole, so we didn’t have that opportunity, but you go out and just play golf and see what happens,” said Roxburgh.
Lance Lundy carded a 3-under 69 for the second consecutive day to move up the leaderboard and enter the final round of competition solo in second. Lundy balanced out an early double bogey with an eagle on the fourth followed by three birdies out.
Kent Brown, of Colville, WA, boasted the Championships’ best score yet a six-under-par 66 to leave him tied at third at 5-under for the tournament. He shot 4-under out and another three birdies on the back nine with the only one bogey on the 17th to upset his scorecard.
When asked what was working so well for him today Brown modestly replied, “luck.”
“I played okay; I got a number of good bounces and made a couple of good putts,” said Brown humbly.
“This isn’t my home course; I’m an hour south of here, but this is certainly my home Canadian course. The people treat me well up here, I love the course and had a great day today.”
First round leader John Russell, of Chestermere, AB, finished even to follow up his opening round -5, holding firm near the top of the leaderboard. Brian De Biasio also heads into the final day of competition at 139, five-under-par, after improving on his first round score by four strokes to join the others.
Brown has also taken over the lead in the Super-Senior Championship after his stellar second round to take a single stroke lead over Gudmund Lindbjerg of Port Moody. Lindbjerg finished even for the day and remains at -4. The two hold a strong lead over the rest of the Super-Senior field.
Zone Team Championship
Zone Two won the Zone Team Championship finishing +7 after 36 holes of competition. Bradley, David Cameron, and Russ Bentley of Kelowna and Len Filek of Summerland improved their first round score by three strokes to come from behind and secure the win by a single shot.
Zone Four conceded their lead with a second round score of a nine-over-par 225, finishing +8 for the Championship. Zone Six finished in third at +15.