Purcellville, VA – The 2022 SwingJuice MAPGA Senior-Junior was contested at the beautiful Loudoun Golf & Country Club. The rolling hills provided a great test for the two-person team (one MAPGA professional 50 or older and one 49 or younger) four-ball event.
The team of Ashley Grier (Yinglings Golf Center) and Bud Lintelman (PGA Life Member) used the shotgun start to their advantage by making birdie on their second hole of the day, the Par-5 6th hole at Loudoun. They continued their steady play all day, taking advantage of the Par-5’s with birdies on all four and no blemishes on the card. It was a full team effort as well, with Grier accounting for three birdies and Lintelman for four birdies.
Their 7-under 65 got them into a playoff against Bill Fedder (Glenmore Country Club) and Jim Estes (Jim Estes Golf). The first playoff hole was the Par-3 18th. Lintleman was just off the green and Grier had a long birdie putt. Fedder missed the green long and left, while Estes had the best tee shot of the group to 12 feet. Estes had a chance to win it with a birdie after everyone was in with par. His putt broke to the right more than he anticipated and the playoff extended to a second hole, the par-4 1st hole.
Grier was the only one to hit the fairway with her tee shot. Lintelman hit a great shot out of the rough and had a look at birdie while Estes wasn’t able to hit a good shot from under a tree and was out of the hole. Grier stuck her approach shot to 6 feet from the fairway and Fedder answered with a shot out of the rough to 20 feet to keep his team alive. After Fedder and Lintelman missed their birdie putts, Grier sank hers to win the SwingJuice MAPGA Senior-Junior.
Thank you to SwingJuice, Golfdom, and Golf Pro Payments for sponsoring the event and Glenn McCloskey, PGA and his staff at Loudoun Golf & Country Club for hosting.