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July 13, 2014

Glasson closes U.S. Senior Open with 1-under 70

EDMOND, Okla. —

Bill Glasson took advantage of the lack of wind in the final round of the U.S. Senior Open Sunday at Oak Tree National.
The Stillwater resident fired a 1-under 70 – his best round of the weekend – to finish at 8-over and was in a tie for 36th at the end of his day.
"I played hard every day, made a couple more putts today and that's the only difference. I didn't really hit it any better," Glasson said. "I still struggled around the golf course, made my chip outs here and there and still just a little disappointed in my ball striking – which I have to hit it well to play well. It's obviously nice to shoot 70 or whatever instead of 80 but I won't sleep any better tonight."
Struggling to find his shot throughout the tournament, Glasson carded three bogeys in his final day of the Senior Open while knocking in four birdies.
Glasson had mentioned that the strong south winds that came across the first three days of the tournament weren't conducive to the way he plays – having trouble drawing the ball against the wind. But with the wind barely blowing Sunday, Glasson was able to play his game and find his shot.
"The wind was what, 10 miles an hour less, 15 miles an hour and that's why people are under par. It's pretty easy to figure out," Glasson said. "You know, you give us a little bit of a break and we're still good enough where we can tear it up a little bit and the wind being down was one, a shock."
It was the best finish for Glasson at a senior major – as he failed to make the cut at last year's U.S. Senior Open in Omaha, Neb.
"You never want to miss a cut and they only have a few out there, so it's always nice to make them," said Max Glasson, Bill's son and caddie. "It was good to see for him. So it was nice to play four days for sure."
 

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