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Oneill outlasts defending champ, among others, to win MAGA title
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Mike Oneill started the second and final round of the Metropolitan Senior Amateur tied with defending champion Buddy Allen. Their days couldn’t have gone much differently, and as a result they went in quite opposite directions on the leaderboard. With a closing 2-over 74 at Annbriar Golf Course in Waterloo, Ill., Oneill claimed the title by one shot over Scott Edwards.

Allen, meanwhile, struggled to an 83 which included an uncharacteristic quadruple bogey on the final hole. He finished in a tie for 11th at 10 over. Allen was coming off a victory the previous week in the STLDGA Cassett Senior Championship.

For Oneill’s part, the second round was a display of steady golf with just a few closing stumbles. He played the front nine in 1-under 35 before making bogeys at Nos. 12, 16 and 17 on the back to reach 74. He was 1 under for the tournament.

Behind Edwards in second, David Johnson was solo third at 5 over followed by three men at 6 over in a tie for fourth: David Lucks, Scott Lambert and Tom Portner.

ABOUT THE MAGA Senior Amateur

36-hole senior championship of the Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association (MAGA), with an overall championship (the George F. Meyer Championship) and the following age divisions: 50-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70- 74, and 75+. Entries are open to amateur golfers who are affiliated with or are a member of a club which is a Member Club of the MAGA.

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