Friday, August 06, 2010

Montgomery Teams Defends Title at State Stableford

From the Texas Golf Association:

Kerrville, TX – A cool morning with little wind gave the players a great chance to shoot good scores in the final round of the Stableford Handicap. Many teams took advantage with good final round scores, but Riverhill Country Club didn’t yield any overall positive point totals. Riverhill has been a gracious host of this tournament for years, but this year the course really challenged the players. In the end a very familiar champion was crowned.

Rick Hare and Denny Wood made a big comeback on the final day to claim the Hogan Flight title. Alan Culberson and Jerry Weathersby had a five point lead to start the day, but struggled to a -10 point round and -8 point total. The team of Hare and Wood, both of Montgomery, were able to take advantage. Their final round of -2.5 points and total of -5.5 was good for a comfortable win. Robert Engel and Kenneth Melber came from well back in field to win the Nelson Flight. Engel and Melber shot an impressive final round of +3 points and vaulted up the leader board. Their -7 point total was good enough for the win. David and DJ Allen also posted a nice final round score to jump into second place at -8.25 total points. Overnight leaders James Blanton and James Switzer struggled to a -8 point round and fell to a tie for third place.

The Crenshaw Flight saw a drastic turnaround in the last round. Ron Henson and Jim Spillane trailed by eight points starting the day, but put on a huge rally to claim the flight. Henson and Spillane shot a final round of +4.25 points and were able to win the flight easily. Chris and Larry Garner, the overnight leaders in the flight and overall had a tough day. The Garner’s round of -13.75 points dropped them into fourth place in the flight. Henson and Spillane, both of Spring, posted a total of -0.25 points for the week, which was good enough for their second straight overall championship. Daron Calhoun and Brian Jaks held onto their lead to win the Kite Flight. Calhoun and Jaks had a two point lead after the second round and were able to increase it on their way to the victory with -8 total points. Johnny Davis and John Shirley made the biggest move of the day. Davis and Shirley fired a round of +5.5 points and flew up the leader board to claim second place in the flight at -11.5 total points.

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