Bradley’s 67 nets early lead in club championship play

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First-round play

By The Staff

Lancaster High golfer Dalton Bradley posted a 67 to take the early lead in the annual Lancaster Golf Club championship on Saturday.

Bradley carded a 32-35 – five-under – to take a two-shot lead over Skip Small, who registered a 70 (33-37).

“This is definitely a good start for Dalton,” said LGC pro Phil Small. “I didn’t expect the scores to be too much below par with the slow greens, but Dalton scored well in the opening 18 holes and has put himself in good shape.”

Defending club champion Taylor Banks carded a 71 (38-33). Dr. Matthew Hubis, the 2010 club runner-up, is tied with former champion Chris Johnson at 72 apiece. Hubis had a 36-36 and Johnson shot a 35-37.

“Dalton’s off to a good start, but at this point with 18 holes to go, it’s still anybody’s game,” Small said. “You have four golfers within five shots and there’s a lot of golf left to be played.”

The players in the championship flight will play from the blue tees today after competing from the white tees on Saturday.

In the senior flight, age 50-over, Danny Reynolds is the early leader with a 73 (37-36).

Mike Roddey and Mike Huffstickler are tied at 75. Roddey finished with a 39-36 and Huffstickler had a 36-39.

In the super seniors, age 65-over, Bob Thompson leads the way after 18 holes from the gold tees with a 68 (34-34). Larry Westcott is a close second after carding a 70 (37-33).

 George Flanders is third at 71 (37-34) and Dan Edwards is also in the mix with a 72 (34-38).