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Trans-Miss Senior: Burda leads after Round 1
20 May 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Desert Forest Golf Club, Jeff Burda Profile

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LA QUINTA, Calif. (May 20, 2014) -- There's something to be said about local knowledge and Jeff Burda sure proved that theory Tuesday in the first round at the 15th Trans-Mississipp Senior Championship at La Quinta Country Club.

Burda, who holds a residence in the area and plays out of PGA West, shot a 1-over 73 and takes a one-shot lead into Round 2 of the prestigious event filled with some of the nation's top-ranked seniors.

Burda is a big name in California senior golf. He recently won his fifth Sacramento County Senior and has long been a force in Northern and Southern California Golf Association events.

Playing this week out of his Modesto residence, Burda will enter Round 2 a shot up on five players that shot 2-over 74 in Tuesday's opening round.

Bob Kain, Terry Foreman, Rick Nolan, Mac McGee and Jim Knoll all trail Burda by a shot and are well within striking distance.

Eddie Lyons and Gary Hardin are tied for seventh while six other players are at 4-over 76.

All told, there are 13 players inside of three shots of the lead while eight more players are just four shots off the pace.

John Richart shot the round of the day, a 4-under 68, and leads the Super Senior Division. He sits six shots up on Greg Mokler entering Round 2.

In the Legends Flight, Jerry Cundari leads by four shots.

ABOUT THE Trans-Miss Senior

Entrants must be at least 55 years or older by the first day of the tournament, have a USGA Handicap Index (or equivalent) not exceeding 4.0 (10.0 or less in the Super Senior Division of 65 and over) and be a member of Trans-Mississippi Golf Association member club (players may make an individual contribution of $100 minimum to the Turf Scholarship Fund as part of the entry process, in lieu of club membership).

The championship will be contested over 54 holes of individual stroke play with three (3) divisions; Senior, Super Senior and Legends. Each division will play from separate tees/yardages and separate champions will be recognized in each division.

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Results For Trans-Mississippi Senior Championship
1CAJeff BurdaModesto, CA50073-71-72--216
2MNDavid MootyEden Prairie, MN40077-73-68--218
T3CABill BrammerRancho Santa Fe, CA30078-73-70--221
T3TXMac McGeeMidland, TX30074-73-74--221
T3TXGary HardinFort Worth, TX30075-71-75--221

View full results for Trans-Mississippi Senior Championship

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