Sunday, July 22, 2001

Local Golf Notebook

Wadkins brothers commit to Kroger Senior Classic

By Jack Murray
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Major winner Lanny Wadkins, whose nonchalant demeanor belies a fierce competitor, has committed to play in his first Kroger Senior Classic Aug. 27-Sept.2 at the Golf Center at Kings Island. Wadkins, winner of 21 PGA Tour events, including the 1977 PGA Championship, was a member of eight U.S. Ryder Cup teams and captained the 1995 squad. He has one victory in on the senior circuit.

        Also committing: Bobby Wadkins, Lanny's brother; and previous champions Jim Colbert, Mike Hill and Hugh Baiocchi, plus Gary McCord and Stuart Ginn. Defending champ Hubert Green is also among the 62 entries thus far.

        • Franklin's Frank Lickliter celebrated his first appearance in the British Open with a 6-iron ace at the 212-yard fifth Friday. Union's Steve Flesch, who tied for 20th in his first British Open last year, failed to qualify for the final two rounds this year.

        • Tony Bosken of Fairfield won the 15-16 age group of the Florida Junior Invitational in a four-way, four-hole playoff at Mission Inn Golf Course in Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. Since winning the 1999 Glenview Junior Club Championship, Bosken has won seven events and recorded 18 top-5 finishes.

        • Ashley Duff, 2000 Met Junior Girls champ, finished first in the 16-18 age group junior tournament July 19 at Eagles Landing Golf Club in Oregon, Ohio. It was her second victory in the 12-tournament series around Ohio.

        Check out our Tristate golf guide for a directory and features on local courses, tournament coverage and other news.

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