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Past champions remain tied atop PNGA Men’s Senior Team; Manchion and Kubisa lead in Super Senior

Denny Taylor of Gladstone, Ore. and Pat O’Donnell of Happy Valley, Ore. remain tied atop the Pacific Northwest Men’s Senior Team Championship leader board with Craig Larson of Tacoma, Wash. and Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash.; while Ben Manchion and Tom Kubisa of Bremerton, Wash. grabbed the lead after two rounds in the Men’s Super Senior Team Championship.

Today’s second round was played using the Chapman format at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash. Both championships are being held concurrently and are being conducted by the PNGA.

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Senior Team Championship

O’Donnell and Taylor matched defending champions Larson and Hanson in today’s second round with a 2-under 70, moving both teams 9-under for the Championship and two strokes ahead of 2010 champions Jim McNelis and Larry Gilhuly of Gig Harbor, Wash. who fired the low round of the day with a 4-under 68.

O’Donnell and Taylor are looking for their second Senior Team title having won this Championship in 2015. O’Donnell is the reigning PNGA Senior Men’s Player of the year.

Earlier this year Hanson won his fourth PNGA Men’s Master-40 Amateur Championship.

Super Senior Team Championship

Manchion and Kubisa finished yesterday’s round in a tie for second place at 4-under par, but combined for a 2-under 68 in today’s round to move to 6-under for the Championship, good enough to for a one-shot lead heading into tomorrow’s final round.

Kubisa won the 2016 PNGA Super Senior Men’s Amateur.

Round one leaders Larry Daniels of Seattle, Wash. and Mike Jonson of Sammamish, Wash. followed up a first-round 65 with a second round of 2-over-par 74, joining Alan Defoe of Calgary, Alta. and Ron Bell of Vancouver, BC; and Gudmund Lindbjerg of Port Moody, BC and John Gallacher of Burnaby, BC in a tie for second place.

Defending champions Charlie Wozow and Toat Brandvold of Snohomish, Wash. carded a 2-over 74 in round two, sliding down the leader board to fifth place and five-shots off lead.

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