Ward wins Vermont Sr. Amateur
BRANDON, Vt. (Sept. 5, 2012) -- Chip Ward held on in Wednesday's second round to win the 2012 Vermont Senior Amateur Championship at Neshobe Golf Club.

Ward was tied for the lead after Tuesday's first round, firing a 1-under 71. He managed just a 2-over 74 Wednesday but it was good enough to take a one-shot victory over Peter Metzler.

Metzler bounced back after a first-round 74 with a Wednesday 72 to nearly take the title. He was tied for second with Jeff Stark who went 71-75--146.

William Hadden was fourth at 73-74--147 along with Jody Larson (73-74--147).

ABOUT THE Vermont Senior Amateur

Residents of Vermont must be a member of a club of the VGA. Non-residents must be members of a VGA member club for the past three years, has an active GHIN handicap issued by a Vermont Golf Association member club and has posted a minimum of 10 rounds of golf in the last 12 months outside of the major championships at any VGA member club.

The Senior Championship is a two-day, 36-hole event at stroke play. The field to be cut to the low 40 and ties after the first day. The Super Senior Champion will be the low gross score for the two day total of the Senior Championship. The Low Ten Super Seniors automatically qualify for the final round regardless of where they stand in the whole tournament.

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