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Harmon wins first Old Cap title since 1984

August 27, 2008 | 08:42 AM

Larry Harmon hung on to a three-stroke lead after day one and a charge from Kevin Nash to win his second Old Capital Club Championship Sunday.

Old Capital Club Championship winner Larry Harmon watches his shot roll down hole No. 10's fairway. (Photo by Brian Smith)
Harmon, who also won the 1984 Club Championship, fired a 3-under par 69 on Saturday to build a three-stroke lead. Jon Mathes, a two-time winner, carded an even-par 72 on day one but struggled to an 82 on Sunday.

With a solid lead, Harmon still had to fend off Nash, the defending champion. On Saturday, Nash posted a 76; but on Sunday, he posted the best round of the weekend, a 5-under par 67.

Playing alongside in the final group, Harmon carded a 1-under 71 for an impressive 140 and the title over the weekend.

Dwight Seals rallied for third place, with a 148 over both days, including a 71 on Sunday. Mathes finished fourth with a 154. Rounding out the championship flight were Scott Schmitt (fifth, 161), Jack Miles (fifth, 161), Shaunti Fondrisi (seventh, 162) and Tim Coffman (eighth, 163).

In the men's first flight, Alan Hess carded a two-day 153 total for first place. Michael Wiseman (154) took second, followed by Bill Glass (157).

Second flight winner was Rick Pflanz, who posted a 160. Second place went to Jerry Carpenter (170), and third belonged to John Daily (181).

On the women's side, Betty Palone took top honors. She put up a 4-over 76 after day one, backing it up with an 81 on Sunday for a 157.

Karen Breeden finished second with a 171, followed by Rita Stocksdale (176) and Linda Davis (184).

In the women's first flight, Monica Harmon was first with a 173. Sandy Kochert (185) placed second, and Jean Pflanz (194) was third.

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