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Renner and Bradford compete for Super’s title

Super Senior Don Bradford watches his approach to the first green during his Saturday matfch against Dr. Lynn Marr. Bradford won the match 1 up in 21 holes.1 / 2
Chuck Renner chips up to the 6th green during his Saturday Super Seniors match against Steve Sundby.2 / 2

It took longer than normal to determine the Pine to Palm Super Senior championship match, but it finally happened as Don Bradford outlasted Dr. Lynn Marr 1-up in 21 holes. 

Bradford and Marr had to have three extra holes to determine the winner, as three-time and defending champion Chuck Renner downed Steve Sundby 6 and 5.

Renner, who was also the co-medalist along with Paul Krueger, had another strong round.

Renner was 2-up through five, as Sundby nearly drove the green on six and picked up a stroke when Renner’s approach shot was short of the green and he missed a six-footer to half the hole.

Renner regained the stroke on seven when Sundby’s drive went left.

Sundby recovered nicely, hitting the green in regulation, but needed a 25-foot putt from the edge of the green, while Renner had laid up for a tap-in birdie after a perfect drive to the front of the green between the bunkers.

Marr and Bradford each hit the turn with scores of 37, having started on the back nine and continued an even battle.

Marr’s drive on the first hole found trouble left forcing a punch to the middle of the fairway.

Bradford approached from 150 yards, while Marr attacked the green from 170.

The duo both landed pin-high with Marr gaining the advantage 12-feet left of the pin but his ball butted up against the fringe.

Bradford putted from 30-feet and both golfer’s birdie putts missed. Bradford sunk a four-foot putt to halve the hole.

The battle continued on the second hole with Marr putting for birdie uphill from eight-feet. Bradford had a slight break from four-feet.

Neither birdie putt fell and the hole was halved at par.

The close match proceeded through the full 21 holes.

The Super Seniors championship will start at 11:20 a.m. on the first tee.

Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.