Jeff Burda of Modesto simply continues to win.
The 68-year-old Burda claimed his record 12th Northern California Golf Association title, winning the 18th NCGA Senior Valley Amateur Championship by six strokes over Bob Johnson of Vacaville and Michael Lance of Fairfax at Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club in Clio.
The 2020 NCGA Super Senior Player of the Year, Burda is one victory away from Gary Vanier’s tournament record of three titles. His biggest victory came in the 2014 Trans-Mississippi Amateur and he also won the 2013 SOS Senior Masters and the 2016 Golfweek Senior Amateur.
Burda, who also won this event in 2012, posted a score of 69-69—138, 4-under-par, and was the only player to play the 36-hole tournament under par, while Johnson finished at 73-71—144 and Lance wound up at 70-74—144.
Chris Bailey of El Dorado shot 77-68—145 to tie for fourth with Todd Barsotti of Fresno, who totaled 69-76—145, while James Sewell of Cameron Park finished at 76-71—177 to tie for sixth with Jim Williams of Orinda, who wound up at 71-76—147, and Thomas Ansbro of Morgan Hill, who came in at 75-72—147.
Chris Miller of Brentwood was ninth at 72-76—148, while Sam Pintar of South Lake Tahoe shot 77-72—149 to tie for 10th with Jeff Weiss of Roseville, who finished at 75-74—149.
Joey Ferrari, the 2017 NCGA Senior Valley Amateur champion, tied for 17th at 83-7—153, while 2009 winner Herb Jensen was 19th at 78-76—154 .
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