Virginia Senior Stroke Play: Mullian Holds Off Tallent

KESWICK, VA (June 17, 2010)--Richmond’s Glenn Mullian made a key 5-foot birdie putt at the par-4 17th hole to post a one-shot victory as the 25th VSGA Senior Stroke Play Championship concluded today at The Keswick Club (6,309 yards, par 36-35—71).

Mullian equaled a final-day and 2010 championship-best 68, matching the four under par score of runner-up Pat Tallent of Vienna, to finish the championship at 4-under-par 138.

Mullian, who reached the age eligibility requirement of 55 in mid-January, claimed his first VSGA victory as a senior and picked up the first VSGA individual title of his career; he won last year’s VSGA Four-Ball Championship with Ashland’s Tom Vlahakis.

“You learn how to win the more you get in the hunt,” Mullian said. “It’s nice to win because the best seniors in the state were at this event.”

After shooting one under in first round action, Mullian had four birdies against a single bogey in the final round. He shot one under on the outward half and added consecutive birdies after stuffing sand wedge shots to inside 5 feet at Nos. 12 and 13 to move to four under for the championship. At the par-4 14th, Mullian recovered from an errant drive, striking his sand wedge third shot to 12 feet before converting the par-saving effort.

Playing a grouping ahead of Mullian, Tallent was bogey-free and registered three birdies – all on the front nine. He birdied both par 5s on the outward half, Nos. 1 and 8 as well as sandwiching in another birdie at the par-4 fifth hole.

A late-bogey at the par-3 16th dropped Mullian to three under and into a tie for the top spot with Tallent, but one hole later, he drilled a 7-iron to close range and drained the right to left breaking putt. At the par-4 finishing hole, Mullian two-putted from 55 feet to cap the victory.

Over the past two months Mullian has won more than a half-dozen events around the state, including claiming four-ball and individual titles.

“The best thing about getting old is playing in these senior tournaments,” he laughed.

Mullian had a busy day. In the morning he qualified for the Richmond Golf Association Amateur Championship, shooting 71 at Hermitage Country Club, before heading off to The Keswick Club to make his 2:06 p.m. starting time at the Senior Stroke.

Danville’s Harry Lea (73) and Portsmouth’s Murray Rudisill (71) shared the overall super senior division title (ages 65-and-over) after closing play at 4-over-par 146.

Scores following the final round of the 25th VSGA Senior Stroke Play Championship at The Keswick Club (6,309 yards for seniors, 5,923 yards for super seniors, par 36-35—71) on Thursday, June 17.

SENIOR DIVISION (ages 55-64)
Glenn Mullian (Richmond), 70-68—138
Pat Tallent (Vienna), 71-68—139
Tim Vigotsky (Centreville), 72-70—142
David Pleasants (Cartersville), 75-69—144
Jeffrey Flax (Virginia Beach), 73-71—144
Dave LeClere (Oak Hill), 74-71—145
David Ziemba (Annandale), 72-73—145
Greg Thomas (Virginia Beach), 70-76—146
J.P. Leigh (Suffolk), 73-74—147
Jay Klingel (Charlottesville), 73-74—147
Bert Allen (Forest), 74-74—148
Skip Zobel (Virginia Beach), 71-77—148
Mike McDonald (Williamsburg), 77-72—149
Joseph Restein (Cape Charles), 76-73—149
Michael Ancel (Newport News), 73-76—149
John Long (Centreville), 72-77—149
Jim Woodson (Powhatan), 70-79—149
John Price (Chantilly), 69-80—149
Ed Walker (Springfield), 69-82—151
Bobby Bleiler (Suffolk), 80-72—152
Jeff Fleishman (Williamsburg), 77-75—152
Dick Fisher (Powhatan), 78-75—153
Jeff Lynch (Roanoke), 77-76—153
Jim Hudson (Midlothian), 76-77—153
Bob Albus (Leesburg), 81-73—154
George Owens (Virginia Beach), 79-75—154
Lynn Wessman (Arlington), 78-76—154
Bill Nunnenkamp (Blue Ridge), 76-78—154
Bill Stout (Arlington), 81-74—155
John Caulfield (Fairfax Station), 80-75—155
Steve Bacon (Richmond), 79-76—155
Leon Roday (Richmond), 77-78—155
Randy Michie (Stanardsville), 76-79—155
John Whitmore (Alexandria), 75-80—155
Jim Gaddy (Lynchburg), 74-81—155
Walt Martin (Oakton), 73-82—155
John Miller (Potomac Falls), 79-77—156
Buddy Lux (Woodbridge), 74-82—156
Charles Horner (Alexandria), 81-76—157
Evans Deane (Vinton), 79-78—157
O.D. Gardner (Yorktown), 79-78—157
Vic Williams (Stephens City), 78-79—157
Jim Davidson (Manakin), 77-80—157
John Hoffman (Fairfax), 77-80—157
Don Jeanes (Fairfax), 77-80—157
John Franklin (Danville), 82-76—158
Jim Malone (Charlottesville), 80-78—158
Tom Hackett (Powhatan), 80-78—158
Bill Dickinson (Virginia Beach), 80-79—159
Steve Fay (Arlington), 78-81—159
Edwin Pilcher (Williamsburg), 76-83—159
Garrett McGehee (Portsmouth), 85-75—160
George Kapetanakis (McLean), 82-78—160
Tony Aguiar (Richmond), 79-81—160
George Kemp (Virginia Beach), 79-81—160
Chris Harvey (Charlottesville), 78-82—160
Top Allaun (Wicomico Church), 77-83—160
John Casstevens (Glen Allen), 76-84—160
Bill Johnson (Fredericksburg), 75-85—160
Frank Driver (Timberville), 78-83—161
Dale Orrison (Elkton), 76-85—161
David Shuford (Fredericksburg), 80-82—162
Steve Southern (Midlothian), 77-85—162
Van McCarter (Blue Ridge), 76-86—162
Eddie Wittig (Springfield), 85-78—163
Kim Coons (Vienna), 82-81—163
John Newberry (Culpeper), 81-82—163
James Walker (Virginia Beach), 81-82—163
Brian Bellovay (Powhatan), 79-84—163
Pat Rennie (Charlottesville), 76-87—163
Larry Dye (Bristol), 84-80—164
Doug Banks (Ashburn), 82-82—164
J.W. Entsminger (Lexington), 82-82—164
Terry Towler (Dillwyn), 81-83—164
Paul Smith (Chesapeake), 85-80—165
Jim Higginbotham (Palmyra), 82-83—165
Marshall Fleming (Suffolk), 82-84—166
Larry Cifranic (Gainesville), 85-82—167
Vernon Roberts (Leesburg), 85-84—169
Thomas Sjoblom (Great Falls), 81-88—169
John Hauser (Virginia Beach), 84-86—170
Brian Maloney (Reston), 87-84—171
Bill Allen (Fredericksburg), 86-85—171
Jay Hehn (Hampton), 81-90—171
Bill Stramm (Cape Charles), 88-84—172
Gary McNutt (Haymarket), 86-88—174
George Deryckere (Woodbridge), 90-85—175
William Miller (Alexandria), 86-89—175
Stewart Fleming (Lexington), 90-85—175
David Rogers (Alexandria), 85-90—175
David Banks (Galax), 89-90—179
Ralph Swartwood (Alexandria), 94-90—184
Steve Golis (Alexandria), 102-92—194
Vinny Giles (Richmond), 79-WD
Pokey Buchanan (Bealeton), 80-WD
Kenny Hudgins (Powhatan), 81-WD
Jay Pickus (Richmond), 82-WD
Chris Pollard (Manakin-Sabot), 84-WD
Larry Pippin (Lynchburg), 86-WD
Andy Parker (Collinsville), 84-WD
Taylor Jennings (Herndon), WD
Tim Rash (Midlothian), WD
John Cuomo (Richmond), WD
John Mann (Richmond), WD

SUPER SENIOR DIVISION (ages 65-and-over)
Murray Rudisill (Portsmouth), 75-71—146
Harry Lea (Danville), 73-73—146
Don Valcheff (Nokesville), 78-71—149
William Kellam (Williamsburg), 74-75—149
Walter Anderson (Richmond), 75-77—152
Roger Pitkin (Springfield), 79-74—153
Richard Suggs (Palmyra), 75-79—154
James Cooper (Charlottesville), 73-81—154
Marvin Taylor (Roanoke), 77-78—155
Robert Murphy II (Leesburg), 78-78—156
Bob Moyers (New Market), 76-80—156
Barrett Cawood (Moneta), 79-78—157
William Proffitt (Roanoke), 78-79—157
Yancey Ford (Ruckersville), 81-77—158
Tom Flory (Madison), 80-78—158
Harry Cain (Williamsburg), 79-79—158
Gary Lindberg (Fairfax Station), 78-80—158
Gordon Huey (Virginia Beach), 79-80—159
David King (Potomac Falls), 78-81—159
Wayne Leeder (Chantilly), 80-81—161
Joe Cochran (Staunton), 84-78—162
James Fogleman (Charlottesville), 85-78—163
Ned Baber (Roanoke), 79-84—163
Donald Robertson (Earlysville), 81-83—164
Crady Adams (Vinton), 87-78—165
Larry Brinn (Chesapeake), 83-82—165
Lloyd Holloway (Waynesboro), 82-84—166
Frank Dennis (Heathsville), 82-84—166
Jim Kite (Wolftown), 81-85—166
James Coxey (Woodbridge), 85-82—167
Frank Lucente (Waynesboro), 86-83—169
Stephen Smith (Arlington), WD

ABOUT THE VSGA Senior Stroke Play

36-hole stroke play competition (18 holes per day). Age groups will be 50-54, 55-59 and 60-and-over. All players will compete from the same set of tees. Open to VSGA members at least 50 years of age holding an active GHIN number issued by a licensed VSGA Member Club in good standing.

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