A great week of weather led to a great week of golf at the 2008 State Senior Four Ball Championship. The Honors Golf Club of Dallas did a tremendous job in hosting its first TGA Championship. Even with the perfect conditions, the course still challenged the players and made things interesting in the final round.
The team of Jim Hays and Mike Rice played very well the first two days, but after rounds of 71 and 66 they still found themselves behind by one shot. Hays, of Prosper, and Rice, from Houston , made their move early in the final round and did not leave anything to chance. After birdies at the second and third holes which gave the team the lead, Rice made a crucial par save on the par 3 fourth hole to stay out front. Their final round of four under par 68 was good enough for a two shot victory in the Senior Division.
Bill Caveness and Tom Doughtie held the lead after each of the first two rounds, but were unable to bring home the title. The team fired the low gross round of the championship with a 65 in round one, but could not break 70 in either of the last two rounds. A final round 71 left Caveness and Doughtie in a tie for second. The low gross round of the day went to Peter Dahlberg and Dee Johnston, which vaulted them all the way into a tie for second place. With excellent conditions and strong play, fourteen teams in the Senior Division were able to break par in the final round, and nine teams managed the same feet for the week.
In the Super Senior Division, one team was able to break par all three days and in doing so ran away to a nine shot victory. Art Hull and David Hull used rounds of 70 and 69 on the first two days, and finished with the low super senior round of week, a five under par 67. The team of Frank Luke and Carey Schulten entered the final round just one shot off the lead, but a final round 75 dropped them into a tie for second place. The team of Don Grider and Don Neff used a final round of two under par to move into a tie for second place.
The final round in the Net Division started with a three way tie for the lead, but the team of Eddie Bock and Bill Thomas pulled away from the field. After an opening round 73, Bock and Thomas caught fire shooting 64 in each of the last two rounds. With a total of fifteen under par, Bock and Thomas cruised to a three shot victory. The teams of Perley/Sharber and Meadows/Scaccia entered the day tied for the lead, but ended the day tied for second after rounds of 67.
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