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Summarized by Kent Larsen

LDS Senior PGA Pro Summerhays Stops Streak To Caddy for Daughter

GURNEE, ILLINOIS -- Bruce Summerhays, an LDS professional golfer on the PGA's senior tour, ended his streak of 36 straight senior tour starts in order to be a caddy. Summerhays carried his daughter Carrie's clubs as she competed as an amateur in her first US Women's Open. Carrie plays for BYU's women's golf team and is the youngest of the eight children in the Summerhay's family.

The family often trades caddy duties for each other. Carrie caddied for her father recently at the PGA's Senior Open. She says that having her father caddie is an advantage. "I've got more trust in my dad than a normal caddie." she said. She later added, "My dad is better than a normal caddie. It's hard to get a good caddie. He did his best."

Bruce Summerhays says he has talked to a number of caddies to learn what to do. "Show up, keep up and shut up. That's what all the caddies have been telling me." And he added that he hoped he'd done well for her. "I hope I did a decent job for her today and didn't cost her too many strokes."

While Carrie played well for most of the round on Thursday, she fell apart on the last two holes, five-putting the 17th hole and three-putting the 18th to end the day with a 77, missing the cut to continue in the tournament.

Unlike many first-time participants, however, Carrie says she wasn't overawed by the tournament or the competition. "I've caddied for my dad when he was playing with [Arnold Palmer]. I've eaten lunch with Jack Nicklaus. After six years, you get used to it."


US Women's Open Notebook
Atlanta GA Journal-Constitution 21Jul00 S2
By Karen Rosen: Staff

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USA Today 21Jul00 S2
By Jerry Potter: USA Today

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Akron OH Beacon-Journal 23Jul00 S2


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