By Glenmore Jones
Register Golf Columnist
Last weekend at Gibson Bay, 111 golfers teed it up in the Madison County Championship.
It was a delightful two days of weather old Mother Nature crafted for the golfers.
Reigning supreme in the championship flight was Eric King of Somerset, with a terrific nine-under par, 135 for the 36 of play. He squeaked out a one-stroke victory over Kevin Lawson and Travis Felock, who tied for second with a score of 136.
Daniel DeLuca was fourth with a score of 142. Fifth was Chris Giles, 143, while sixth was a tie with Jared Kiser and Mark Howard both shooting 145.
That was great golf considering the last 18 holes of the championship flight was played from the black tees, which stretches the length of the course to 7,113 yards.
The First Flight winner was Brandon Berry with 141; Second – Cristopher Chee, 142; Third – Chris Hatfield, 153; Fourth – Seth Profitt, 146 and fifth was a tie between Andrew Davis and Kelly Robinson at 149.
The Second Flight winner was Michael Christopher with 148; Second was a tie with Don Hale, Dustin Woolery, and Mac McKeehan all shooting 151 and fifth was a tie between Davin Roberts and Eric Hillard, 153.
Third Flight winner was Ed Razor, 155; Second – Judd Patterson, 157; Third (tie)- Dale Sweigart and Fremon Stamper, 160; Fifth – Dale Harris, 161 and sixth – Jesse Cain, 163.
Fourth Flight winners were Chris Lunsford and Hameed Koury, 161; Third (tie) – David Hensley and Randy Neely, 162 and fifth (tie) Gary Barrow and Robert Gray,163.
Fifth Flight winner was Sonny Lawson, 176; Second – Bruce Mills, 177, Third – Bobby Brittain, 178, Fourth – Ted Hundley, 181; Fifth – David Russell, 182 and sixth, Al Tribble, 183.
The winners of each flight won a custom set of irons or $500 gift in the Pro Shop. Second place was a driver or $300 credit in the Pro Shop. Third place was a $200 credit; fourth place was a $125 credit; fifth place was a $100 credit and sixth place was a $75 credit.
It was a fun and competitive two days of golf on a beautiful golf course. Course superintendent Jeremy Smither had it in mint condition.
Jason Eberle and his capable staff did another fine job of running an excellent tournament.
Congratulations to all you winners!
Berea Community High School scramble
Last Saturday, 20 golfers took to the links at Berea Country Club in a fund-raiser for Berea Community High School golf teams.
They teed off swinging in the rain (drizzle) at 9 a.m.
The best mudders were Matt and Britt Collins, Trevor Woods and Jerry Mullins with a fine 17-under par 55. Second Place went to Scott McIntosh, Stacey Edwards, Jody Glenn and Ashley Cummings with a 56.
In the special events, the closest to the pin winners were: No. 5 – Britt Collins, No. 14 – Chuck Morgan. Long Drive on No. 6 was Ray Himes.
Hats off to you winners.
Mahalo to me matey, Carolyn, for the report.
Saturday and Sunday at Berea Country Club – One male/one female team tournament. Entry fee is $60 and includes two days of golf, dinner and dance Saturday night and cash prizes. (cart not included) Tee time at 1 p.m. both days with $20 calcutta available for each flight; one mulligan and one skirt $5 per person each day. Call the pro shop 986-7141 to sign up!
Aug. 16 at The Battlefield – The annual Roy Kidd Preservation Classic. Details next week.
Aug. 17 – The Legends Senior Tournament at Berea Country Club. Tee time at 9 a.m. Entry fee varies with age – 90+ = $5; 80-89 = $10; 70-79 = $15; 60-69 = $20; 50-59 = $25 and 40-49 = $30. (Carts not included) Golfers 70 and over hit from the gold tees. This is a fun tournament to thank these guys who have stuck with the game over the years. Cash prizes will be awarded. Call Berea Pro Shop to sign up at 986-7141.
I’m supposed to respect my elders, but it’s getting harder for me to find one now.
Until next time ... live, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore.