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What’s the different between expectations and hope?

He didn’t have great expectations for the Lebanon County Senior Amateur Golf Championships. But that doesn’t mean Eric Boltz didn’t have hope.

On Friday afternoon at the par-71, 6,305-yard Fairview Golf Course in Quentin, Boltz was the surprise winner during the 31st annual contesting of Lebanon County senior amateur golf championship. That he was crowned the champion may have more of a surprise to him than the rest of the 23-contestant field.

The only player not over par, Boltz fired a steady 71 to post a two-stroke victory. It was the first major golf title for the 50-something Boltz, a semi-regular on the local amateur circuit.

sportsbuzzOn this particular day, par was a good score for Boltz, as well as the entire field. He carded 16 pars, one birdie and one bogey, by utilizing a deft touch around the greens.

Boltz suffered his only bogey of the day when he flew his second shot at the 319-yard, par-four tenth hole, and then couldn’t get up and down. But he got over it quickly, when a birdie putt on the par-four 11th hole was true from six feet away.

 – Jeff Falk 










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