Henry Angier, from Grasonville, Md., broke away from a three-way tie for the lead with a par-matching 70, and won the 35th Bubby Worsham Memorial tournament with a 54-hole total of 210 at Glenn Dale Golf Club. The 6,325-yard course was played to a par of 35-35–70.
Angier, 20, a rising sophomore at Methodist University, birdied the 12th hole to move into the lead to stay, as he ended with six successive pars. Although he reported he had won some one-day qualifiers, this marked his first multiple-day victory. He finished with 68-72-70.
Brandon Wilson, from Perry Hall, Md., led after the first nine holes, but a double-bogey at No. 10 began his decline to 73-213, while Charles Young, from Woodstock, Md.. second a year ago, bogeyed two of the first three holes and was not a factor in the race. He finished at 76-216. The three had started the round tied for the lead at level-par 140.
“I missed some greens, but had some good saves on the back, and did not have too many mistakes,” said Angier, who plays from Queenstown Harbor GC.
No more than one stroke separated Angier and Wilson, from Mountain Branch GC, on the front side. Wilson, 16, a St. Paul’s School junior, stayed in contention for the first nine with two birdies and Angier helped when he contributed bogeys at No. 7 and No. 9. A par at the ninth gave Wilson a one-stroke advantage, which he promptly lost. He finished 69-71-73, and Young, 68-72-76.
Jack Patterson, from Brooklandville, Md., and Taso Scilaris, and Matthew Barnes, both from Bethesda, shared the low round of the day with 68’s, equaling the low round of the tournament. Patterson, 17, a Sherwood High School student, highlighted his round with four back-nine birdies on his way to 35-33, an effort witnessed by his father, Shane, the 1991 Maryland State Amateur champion.
Scilaris, 19, a Walter Johnson High School graduate and University of Maryland student, included five birdies — with a longest putt of 20 feet — in his 36-32, while Barnes, 18, a recent Gonzaga High school graduate who will be going to Villanova University in the fall, shot 35-33 and said it was his second-lowest round of the summer.
Patterson finished 75-76-68–219; Scilaris, 72-77-68–217, and Barnes, 73-76-68–217.
Notes: Behind Angier and Wilson, Jackson Mote, Alexandria, Va., third last year, finished in that position again when he won a match of cards with Ryan Kelly, of Annapolis, after they tied at 214.
Mote had a back-nine 37 and 70-73-71. and Kelly had a back-nine 37 and 72-70-72. . .Patrick Williams had 15 straight pars, a double, a par, and a birdie at the last for 71. . .The start of play was delayed 90 minutes by fog.
Final scores are at https://www.ghintpp.com/wmga/TPPOnlineScoring/