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Blue makes hole-in-one on the way to Maryland Senior win
Henry Blue (Maryland Golf Association photo)
Henry Blue (Maryland Golf Association photo)

Henry Blue added another title to his growing collection on Tuesday by winning the Maryland Senior Amateur at Maryland Golf and Country Club in Bel Air, Md. The 63-year-old made a hole-in-one in the second round on his way to an even-par 146. He made up a five-shot deficit to take the title.

Blue’s closing 3-under 70, the low round of the two-day event, helped him vault past seven players, all but one of whom had a higher second-round score, to reach the top spot. He had previously lost two MSGA Amateur finals, but has won a U.S. Seniors’ Golf Association championship and a Middle Atlantic Golf Association Seniors title, the latter of which was especially meaningful. As he told the Maryland Golf Association about the MSGA/MAGA senior titles, “Winning both of them means a lot to me.”

His hole-in-one on Tuesday came at the par-3 third hole.

Blue is the grandson of William C. Fownes, who built Oakmont Country Club. He also won the U.S. Amateur, orchestrated the first Walker Cup match and served as the U.S. captain, and later was president of the USGA.

The good golf continues through the family tree, according to the Maryland Golf Association, as Blue’s son-in-law, Roland MacKenzie, played on three U.S. Walker Cup sides; won the Middle Atlantic Amateur twice, 23 years apart (still a record), in 1925 and 1948, and won the MSGA Seniors in 1965.

Blue finished three shots ahead of Michael Weiner, Jim Winner and Chuck Gould.

Information from the Maryland Golf Association used in this report

ABOUT THE Maryland Senior Amateur

This tournament is open to male amateurs who are residents of Maryland or members of member clubs of the Maryland State Golf Association. Entrants must have reached their 55th birthday by the start of the tournament. The tournament will be 36 holes stroke play. The low 24 scores and ties will play a second 18 holes the following day.

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