June 18, 2004
PETERSBURG, Va. - Hunter Bendall, a member of the University of Maryland men's golf team, recently won the Richmond Golf Association Men's Championship played at the Country Club of Petersburg.
Bendall, a Richmond native who just finished his first year at Maryland, defeated Jeff Greenfield, 6-and-5, in the championship match. Greenfield was the 2001 champion and was the medalist in the event. Bendall was playing in the RGA men's amateur for the first time in his career.
"I was just hitting shots," Bendall told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. "All I was trying to do was hit greens and have putts. I hit the same clubs I've hit all week. I didn't try to hit shots I didn't think I could make."
Bendall won the first two holes with pars and never trailed in the match. He was 2-up at the turn and birdied the next three holes to take a commanding lead. The match ended on the 13th hole.
The Terp sophomore-to-be played well in the match-play part of the tournament, being extended to the 17th hole only once.
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