Brandes goes low to take lead at Senior Men's Amateur; Herron remains atop Super Senior

Tom Brandes of Bellevue fired a 4-under par 68 to jump to the top of the leader board after two rounds at the 34th Washington Senior Men’s Amateur, while Bill Herron of College Place maintains a narrow one-shot lead entering the final round at the 13th Super Senior Men’s Amateur.

2020 Senior & Super Senior Men's Amateur: Round two recap
Players warm up on the range prior to Wednesday’s round.

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Brandes, a six-time Senior Men’s champion who is seeking his third straight title, entered the day two off the lead and shot the round of the day to snag the 36-hole lead at 5-under par. He will enter the final round with a three-shot cushion over round one leader Erik Hanson of Kirkland and Tom Lewis of Olympia.

Herron, who entered round two of the Super Senior with a one-shot lead, followed up his 2-under par 70 with a 4-over par 76 today. He will enter tomorrow’s final round with a one-shot lead over George Struthers of Richland.

To be eligible, contestants in the Senior Men’s Amateur must by 55 years of age or older by September 22, 2020, while contestants in the Super Senior Men’s Amateur must be age 65 by that same date. All competitors must have an active GHIN number and USGA Handicap Index issued by a WA Golf member club not exceeding 12.4 at the time of entry.

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