Jeltema advances in VSGA tourney

Published 12:37 am Saturday, September 29, 2012

A Suffolk man heads into the second day of the Virginia State Golf Association Mid-Amateur Championship tournament in Salem with a score of 80, putting him 19 strokes behind the leader.

Brian Jeltema shot 38-42-80 on the par-71 Hidden Valley Country Club course on Friday. He was set to tee off at 8:57 a.m. Saturday in the second round.

Leading all golfers was 30-year-old Matt Chandler of Hardy, who set a blistering pace in forgiving conditions with his 10-under-par round of 61, the lowest single round ever recorded by an amateur in VSGA stroke-play competition.

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Hardy’s round also was believed to have matched the lowest score in relation to par in a VSGA amateur tournament and was the lowest tournament round ever recorded at Hidden Valley.