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July 17. 2014 7:48PM

Dad edges son in Landry family affair at State Am

Bob Landry, right, gets a congratulatory hug from his son, and opponent, Ian Landry, as his wife and caddy Karen looks on, at the conclusion of their State Amateur Championship Round of 32 match Thursday morning at Stonebridge Country Club in Goffstown. Bob Landry won the match 4 and 3. (JOSH GIBNEY/UNION LEADER)

GOFFSTOWN — Bob Landry called it the toughest round of golf he’s ever played.

It wasn’t the course that made things difficult for Landry in Thursday’s Round of 32 at the New Hampshire State Amatuer Golf Championship. It was the opponent.

Landry, 52, beat his 23-year-old son, Ian, 4 and 3, at Stonebridge Country Club on Thursday morning before falling to Ryan Friel of The Overlook in Hollis, 4 and 2, in the afternoon. Both Landrys live in Loudon and are members at Loudon Country Club.

“It was tough out there trying to focus on golf,” Bob said. “When we play golf we’re both pretty quiet. It was all very professional.”

Ian, who works in the pro shop at Loudon Country Club, beat a field that included his father to win the club championship there last summer. That tournament features medal play. This was the first time the two had met in tournament match play.

Bob started the golf team at Merrimack Valley High School in Penacook in 2006, and is still the team’s golf coach. Ian was one of Bob’s first players.

“Then when he got into the golf-teaching business, he taught me my swing,” Bob explained. “He got me out of a baseball swing.”

Things may have been even harder for Karen Landry, who caddied for her husband throughout the tournament. She said she wasn’t pulling for her husband or her son.

“I was rooting for both of them,” Karen said. “I was rooting for good golf.”

After the match Ian hustled back to the pro shop in Loudon. After Bob was eliminated in the afternoon, he and Karen headed to Holman Stadium in Nashua to watch their son Travis play for the Nashua Silver Knights. Travis pitches for Franklin Pierce University and is Nashua’s closer.

“I knew it was going to be a hard day,” Bob said. “It was fun, but it was tough.”

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