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Hole-in-one highlights first round of Durham Senior Amateur

Donnie Bass of Durham had the shot of the day Monday during the Durham Senior Amateur Golf Championship's first round, hitting a hole-in-one on the 170-yard No. 17 at the Hillandale Golf Course.

Slater takes victory in hometown Durham Senior Amateur golf tournament

An eagle and three birdies on the back nine carried hometown golfer Don
Slater to the championship of the inaugural Durham Senior Amateur golf
tournament on Tuesday at Hillandale Golf Course in Durham.

Slater, who had entered the day in second place, finished the round with
a 68 for a two-round total of 137 and a three-stroke victory over Larry
Boswell of Jamestown and first-round leader Wayne Pyrtle of Burlington
in the Senior Overall Division.

In the Super Senior Division for ages 65 and up, Ron Johnston of Chapel
Hill shot a final-round 73 for a 145 total and a one-stroke victory over
first-round leader Bob Rudolph of Raleigh, who shot a 75.

Golfers turn out for Durham Senior Amateur despite wet conditions

Wet playing conditions didn't deter the 86 players from around the
state who turned out for the first round of the inaugural Durham Senior
Amateur golf tournament on Monday at Hillandale Golf Course.

Burlington's Wayne Pyrtle led the way by shooting a 3-under-par 68 to
top the Senior Division and overall standings. Durham's Don Slater was
second at 69, and Durham's Michael Frye and Jamestown's Larry Boswell
shared third at 70.

In the Super Senior Division for players 65 and older, Raleigh's Bob
Rudolph and Southern Pines' Dean Hundley topped the leaderboard with
71s. Chapel Hill's Ron Johnston was at 72.

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