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JOHN FRANCISCO OF WESTMINTER, MD WINS THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC PGA SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Powhatan, Va. – With a 36-hole total of 137 (68-69) at The Foundry Golf Club in Powhatan, Va., John Francisco of Westminster, Md. took the Middle Atlantic PGA (MAPGA) Senior Professional Championship and the MAPGA Senior Championship titles. This win for Francisco earns him a spot to play in the 2012 Southworth PGA Senior Professional National Championship presented by Mercedes-Benz which will be held on October 11-14 at the Club at Creighton Farms (Aldie, Va.) and River Creek Club (Leesburg, Va.).
Francisco’s two rounds consisted of only one bogey and eight birdies which contributed to his consistent play. “The golf course is in excellent shape and was very fun to play,” said Francisco of The Foundry, “for my first time playing the course, I was very happy with my two rounds.” Having played in the 2011 PGA Senior Professional National Championship, Francisco looks forward to being close to home and having some local knowledge for this year’s National Championship.
Also being contested at The Foundry was the MAPGA Quarter Century Championship which represents PGA Members in the Section who have been members for at least 25 years. After a first round score of 67, Steve Bosdosh (Clarksburg, Md.) who is the PGA Director of Instruction at The Members Club at Four Streams matched four birdies to his three bogeys in his second round for a 1-under par score of 71 to take the Quarter Century title. “This was my first time playing the course and I just really enjoyed the experience,” said Bosdosh following his trophy presentation. Bosdosh also earned a chance to play in the 2012 PGA Senior Professional National Championship.
In the sixty and older division of the Championship, Jay Horton, PGA of Chester River Yacht & Golf Club (Chestertown, Md.) fired a smooth 3-under par 69 for a two-round total of 144. This score won the 60+ division and placed Horton in a tie for sixth place in the Senior Professional Championship which earned him a spot to play in the 2012 PGA Senior Professional National Championship. Winning the seventy and older division with a fine two-round score of 151 was Jim Folks, a PGA Life Member from North Potomac, Md. As an additional accomplishment to the day, PGA Life Member Curt McCormick of Crewe, Va. shot his age with a nice 1-over par 73.
Joining Francisco, Bosdosh and Horton as the top eight players to advance to the Southworth PGA Senior Professional National Championship presented by Mercedes-Benz are the following PGA Professionals: Jon Corliss of Heron Ridge Golf Club (Virginia Beach, Va.); Dean Sumner of Quinton Oaks Golf Course (Callao, Va.); Bud Lintelman of Westpark Golf Club (Leesburg, Va.); Wayne DeFrancesco of Woodmont Country Club (Rockville, Md.); and Daniel Thore of Dick’s Sporting Goods (Danville, Va.).
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