The top nine first-day scorers all went up, creating a slightly different leaderboard at the 70th Bubby Worsham Memorial tournament at Glenn Dale Golf Club, August 15. The result was a tie at 140 among holdovers Charles Young and Henry Angier and newcomer Brandon Wilson, who made his way to the top by having the second-day low score (71) among those nine.
Ryan Kelly injected himself into the conversation when he posted a share of the day’s low round, a par-matching 70, and he is alone in fourth place at 142.
A mid-day 90-minute rain delay may have bothered Young, 19, from Woodstock, Md., the most. He was 2 under par through 11 when play was stopped. Later, however, he erased a 14th hole birdie and more when he bogeyed the final three holes for 72. Henry Angier, 20, from Grasonville, Md., was 2 over after three holes, still there after nine, then shot the back in even par to also post 72. Wilson, 16, from Perry Hall, Md., was even through 12, drained a 60-foot birdie putt at 13, his last hole before the interruption, then went back out and hit a shot out of bounds at 15 that led to a double-bogey.
Kelly got to even par with a birdie at 18, giving him three birdies, three bogeys. At the finish, the 462-yard hole played the easiest for a round that was played a little more than half in the rain and less under clearing, but steamy, conditions later.
The best score at 18 was an eagle-3 by Burton Gesner, from Severna Park, Md., who struck a 170-yard second shot and, as he pointed out, “made a 10-foot putt, the longest one I made all day.” He ended as part of a three-way tie for fifth at 143.
The field of 43 starters was trimmed after the round and 25 players at 151 or better will play the final round, August 16.
Results for round 2 and starting times for round 3 are available at https://www.ghintpp.com/wmga/TPPOnlineScoring/
Full field results thru two rounds – WMGA-2017-Worsham-Results-Rnd 2
The cut is at 151 and better – 25 players – first time is at 7:00 AM