On a day when most of the first-round leaders struggled, senior standout Bob Linn shot a 2-under-par 70 to surge into the lead at the Berkshire Singles at Berkshire Hills Country Club.
Linn, a former Berkshire Hills member and club champion, is at even-par 144 after 36 holes in the 54-hole event. Linn is now a member of Franconia Golf Course in Springfield. He is a former Massachusetts Senior Player of the Year.
First-round Andy Congdon, another former Mass. Senior Player of the Year, struggled to a 5-over 77 to drop into a second-place tie with Longmeadow Country Club’s Patrick Oleksak, who had a 76 after an opening 71.
A pair of Berkshire Hills members, Jeff Puleri and George Jarck, are another shot back. Puleri fired his second straight 74 while Jarck had a 76.
The final round will be held today with the leaders teeing off between 1:30 and 2 p.m.
Conn. team wins
The Danbury, Conn. team of Paul DiNardo and Jim Kulacz defeated Wyantenuck Country Club’s Mike and Ben Schoop in the finals of last weekend’s Wyantenuck Invitational Four Ball tournament.
Andy Congdon and partner Tom Plungis captured the championship flight consolation final.
Other flight winners included Dave Skoney and Kyle Kelly in the first division, Ed Chandler and Tim Farris in the second division and Davis Mullany and Sam Gehret in the third division.