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Former Patriot finishes 60th at US Senior Open


FLORENCE, SC - Francis Marion University graduate and former Patriot golfer Bert Atkinson made the cut and finished 60th at last week’s U.S. Senior Open, played in Carmel, Ind.

Atkinson, 51, was one of only three amateurs to make the cut. The Charleston resident fired rounds of even par 72, 75, 78, and 72 to finish with a 297 score.

The 72-hole event was held on the 7,316-yard Crooked Stick Golf Club course, the longest course in U.S. Senior Open history.

At the 2008 U.S. Senior Open in Colorado Springs, Colo., Atkinson made the cut and finished tied for 52nd with a 296 score, the third lowest score for an amateur at that event.


Last Published: September 1, 2009 2:40 PM
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