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Roday finds winning form again with VSGA Super Senior title
Leon Roday (VSGA photo)
Leon Roday (VSGA photo)

Leon Roday has finished inside the top 10 in his last two national senior starts. Inside state lines it has been two years since he won a major senior title. The 2017 season, during which he won the VSGA Mid-Senior Amateur, was among Roday’s best seasons.

He seems to be finding some of that form again. Roday won the VSGA Super Senior Stroke Play title on June 4 after rounds of 75-69 at Kingsmill Resort’s Woods Course in Williamsburg, Va., It left him at even par for 36 holes, and one shot ahead of Bert Allen.

Roday, who plays out of Kinloch Golf Club in Manakin-Sabot, began the final round trailing overnight leader John Hoffman by three shots. Roday was one of three players to break par in the final round after no player posted a score in red figures on Monday.

Allen, who started the final day a stroke back of Hoffman, closed with a birdie on the 18th hole Tuesday and shot 72 to go along with an opening 73 for a two-day total of 1-over 145.

John Cuomo, the 2015 champion, was 3 under for the day and even par for the tournament standing on the tee at the par-3 17th hole. His tee shot took a hard bounce off a slope and into a hazard. That led to a double bogey. He parred No. 18 for a 1-under 71 and third place at 2-over 146.

As for Roday’s final score, he made the turn at 1-under 35 then got to 4 under for the round and 1 under for the tournament with birdies at Nos. 12, 15 and 16.

He dropped a shot at 18 when he failed to get up and down from off the front of the green.

“I was nervous today on 18. No doubt about it, and my play showed that,” Roday said.

He had three 3-putts in his opening 75.

“I putted much better [Tuesday], and I hit the ball better as well. This is a course where course knowledge is very helpful. The course played great; the superintendent did a great job; the whole community did a great job; great tournament,” he said.

Information from VSGA, Arthur Utley used in this report

ABOUT THE VSGA Super Senior Stroke Play

36-hole stroke play competition (18 holes per day). Open to VSGA members 65 years of age or older holding an active GHIN number issued by a licensed VSGA Member Club in good standing.

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