Local golfer Bob Linn cards 3rd-place finish in Super Senior Division at New England Senior Amateur Championship

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BRETTON WOODS, N.H. — Berkshire Hills Country Club's Bob Linn, who recently captured the Massachusetts Super Senior Championship, made a valiant effort to make it two big wins in a row, but came up a couple of shots short in the Super Senior Division (65-and-over) of the New England Senior Amateur Championship on Wednesday at the Mount Washington Golf Course.

Linn fired an even-par 72 in the second round to finish with a 36-hole total of 3-over par 147. He finished in third place, two shots behind Connecticut Golf Hall of Famer Dave Szewczul and one shot behind runner-up Jack Kearney, the 2019 Massachusetts Senior Amateur champion. Linn's round, which included two birdies and two bogeys, tied for the lowest of the day.

Linn wasn't the only high finisher from a Berkshire County course. Wyantenuck Country Club's Andy Congdon, who was in the same threesome as Linn, had rounds of 74 and 75 to finish in a three-way tie for sixth in the Super Senior Division.

Meanwhile, it was a member of another state golf Hall of Fame — Massachusetts amateur legend Frank Vana — who walked away with the overall New England senior title. Vana, a member at Marlborough Country Club, opened the tournament with a 3-under 69 and settled for a 74 on Wednesday to hold off Vermont's Gary Shover (73-71) and New Hampshire's Bob Kearney (72-72) by a single shot.

Linn's score put him in a tie for 12th place in the overall field, while Congdon's 149 tied for 24th.

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