OXFORD – The home-field advantage, or the home-course advantage in Chad Bradley’s case, never was a factor his 14 appearances in the Bluestone Men’s Member-Guest Tournament.
As for number 15, the steady strokes of misfortune for nearly a decade and a half changed for Bradley and his partner, Keegan McCumiskey.
Bradley, whose family owns the Oxford-based course, captured the overall team championship Sunday with McCumiskey shooting a 4-under-par 66 in the second round to nip hard-charging Brian Willis and Josh Williams by one shot.
Elsewhere, Mike Chrystie and Tom Locke won the first flight, while the brother combo of Bill and Rich Van Orden took the second flight for the second straight year.
Bradley said that not only had he not won the tournament on the family-owned layout, but he had never won a flight of any kind. “Apparently not,” Bradley said when asked about a home-course advantage.
Bradley and McCumiskey grossed a 1-over-par 71 in the first-round best ball format to trail leaders Corey Endress and Josh Newman by three. The format switched to captain and mate in day two, and Endress and Newman slipped to a 1-over-par 71 winding up third two strokes behind the leaders.