Jeff Burda of Modesto turned 65 in March and hasn’t slowed down one bit.
Burda played the last 15 holes in 4-under-par and captured the ninth Northern California Super Senior Championship by two strokes over defending champion Gary Vanier of Pleasant Hill at San Luis Obispo Country Club https://www.slocountryclub.com/.
“It feels great to win,” said Burda, who claimed his ninth NCGA title and equaled Jim McMurtrey, Jim Knoll and Vanier for the most in association history. “It’s also really fun just seeing all the guys. It’s fun to play well.
“I drove the ball really well. When you get those birdies on the par 5s, it helps set up the round. With Jim (Knoll) and Gary (Vanier), you expect those guys to make a charge. You know you have to play well.”
Burda, who teamed with Knoll to win the 2018 Southern California Golf Association Senior Four-Ball title, carded a score of 71-69—140, 4-under, while Vanier, who also won the tournament in 2015, finished at 72-70—142, and Knoll, of Sunnyvale, shot 71-77—148 to tie for third with Rich Gleghorn of Santa Cruz, who wound up at 77-71—148.
Charles Richesin of Lodi, who won this tournament in 2016, shot 72-78—150 to tie for fifth with Rick Doebler of Fullerton, who finished at 76-74—150; Harry Fischer of San Luis Obispo, who totaled 71-79—150, and Gary Singer of Newport Beach, who came in at 74-76—150.
Lee Jeberjahn of San Luis Obispo posted a score of 80-72—152 to tie for ninth with Ron Johnson of Walnut Creek, who finished at 79-73—152.
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