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Holly Hills CC's Bosdosh wins second Maryland Open golf championship in five years

Golfers make their way through the course in 2013 at Bulle Rock Golf Course in Havre de Grace.
Golfers make their way through the course in 2013 at Bulle Rock Golf Course in Havre de Grace. (MATT BUTTON / Patuxent Homestead)

A familiar name captured the Maryland State Golf Association's 95th Maryland Open Championship on Wednesday at the Bulle Rock Golf Course in Havre de Grace.

Sean Bosdosh, a 24-year old professional from Holly Hills Country Club in Ijamsville, shot a 3-under-par 69 on Monday and 65 on Tuesday before finishing 13 under with a 69 Wednesday to win his second Open title in five years.

Bosdosh started the day with a two-stroke lead over fellow pro and fellow former Terp Connor Tendall of North Potomac, and after nine holes had the lead up to four.

Bosdosh, the 2012 Open champion, was six under in Wednesday's final round through 14 holes but gave back a few strokes coming in. A missed tee shot and lost ball on the 15th hole and rainfall during his final hole hampered his play.

"I felt like the golf course set up for me pretty well," Bosdosh said. "There are some tough holes out there, but for the most part, I felt like the tough holes worked my way. I hit a draw, and a lot of them kind of moved a little left, so it made it easy for me to hit the fairway. And once I hit the fairway, I felt confident with my short game, so it didn't matter where I hit it."

He had two double bogeys Wednesday, his first in all three rounds. He also had seven birdies Wednesday, five in the first nine holes.

"I didn't feel like I was hitting it that well, but my mishits were exactly where I wanted them," Bosdosh said. "I always missed on the side of the pin that I needed to. The first two days, I struck the ball actually pretty well. My good shots were really good, put me within 6 feet, so it made it really easy on my putter. And then today, I didn't hit it that close but I made everything on the front nine."

Tendall, the runner-up at 9-under, shot 69 Monday and 67 Tuesday. He had a bogey-free round Wednesday through 14 holes, but a bogey at No. 15 and double at No. 16 led a to a finish of 71.

Pro Brad Miller, a Gilman graduate from Timonium, placed third at 8 under, and pro Charlie Winegardner of Lothian shot a 64 Wednesday, the low round of the event, to finish fourth at 3 under.

Rounding out the top five was amateur Davis Lamb of Bethesda, who finished at 2 under.

"My first two rounds weren't anywhere where I wanted them at all," Lamb said. "I was hitting the ball well. I knew there was potential, but I couldn't make any putts. I came out today with a little more of an aggressive mentality. Read my putts closer, focused more on the green, and a lot more went in today, and as they went in, confidence went up and I played a really solid round today."

Havre de Grace native David Hutsell, a pro at Woodholme Country Club in Pikesville, won the Open the last time the championship was held in Harford County. Hutsell shot 9 under at Maryland Golf and Country Clubs in 2011. Bosdosh, a stroke back, was runner-up.

Hutsell finished Wednesday with a 71 after posting 73s in the first two rounds. He tied for eighth.

"Today was definitely a little better ball-striking day. The first two days, kind of scattered it around, didn't putt too well the first two days," Hutsell said. "Today, had a lot more opportunities, missed a couple shorter birdie putts in the 7-, 8-foot range. Frustrating to miss a couple of those. [If] anything, maybe just struggled with the speed a little bit this week. Get yourself on the wrong side of the hole on some of these with any length, and you're putting over some hills or through some swales. The course was in great shape, and it's always fun to come home."

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