Golf Bag: Moore Two-Man Nov. 6-7
BY HOWARD WARD
Marvin Waters is already excited.
"This is going to be a special event," Waters, the director of golf and head professional at Little River Golf and Resort said. "The players are gong to love it."
All indications point to Waters being right. Most golfers love two-man competition - it's always nice to have someone else to blame for a bad round - and the Moore County Two-Man Championship scheduled for Nov. 6-7 has all the makings of a fun shootout for the top golfers in the Sandhills.
The field is being limited to 100 players - 50 two-man teams - and it promises to be a weekend to remember in the world of local golf.
Dan Maples, the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame architect, designed Little River to offer golfers a severe challenge, and the former horse farm and racetrack can be one tough piece of real estate. But the tournament format promises to make it fun and entertaining.
Teams may be made up of one professional and one amateur or two amateurs, but only one professional is allowed per twosome. The format calls for two-man best-ball on Saturday with a two-man scramble (captain's choice) in the final round on Sunday.
The entry fee is $250 per team, $125 per player, and there will be a cash team skins game both days with an entry fee of $50 each day.
A 1 p.m. shotgun start is scheduled on Saturday, with a pig-pickin' and kegs following play. A 9 a.m. shotgun is scheduled for Sunday with awards and prizes immediately afterward. Deadline for entries is Nov. 1
For information, call (910) 949-4600.
Rock Barn Sr.: PGA Champions Tour member Walter Hall captured the Carolinas PGA Senior Open held at Rock Barn Golf and Spa in Conover with par on the first playoff hole after shooting 72-70-142 to catch first-round leader Robert Linville.
Chuck Latham, of Vass, tied for 37th with 163. George Shadwick, of Jackson Springs, was at 166.
David Eaker, of Forest City, and Mark Wagner, of Statesville, shared low amateur honors as they finished at 144. Larry Boswell, of Jamestown, was third with 146.
Mike Sprouts, of Newton, won the Super Senior Division with 144, finishing three strokes better than Chuck Daley, of Whispering Pines.
Deane Hundley, of Southern Pines, was at 152 and tied for the win in the 72-and-up age division. Herb Conway, of Whispering Pines, was at 158, Dean Donley, of Whispering Pines, and Steve Smith, of Pinehurst, at 166, and John Gerwig, of Whispering Pines, at 174.
eGolf Tour: Alex Hamilton, of Aiken, S.C., used a final-round 64 to shoot 15-under-par 199 and win the eGolf Professional Tour's season-ending Callaway Gardens Championship in Pine Mountain, Ga.
Jack Newman who had opened with rounds of 64-67, shot 71 to finish at 12 under par and one stroke ahead of David Sanchez, of Pinehurst, and three other players who tied for third with 203.
Hamilton earned $19,000 for the victory, with Newman picking up $12,000 and Sanchez $6,875.
Andy Bare, of West End, shot 204 to finish at minus 10 and earn $5,000.
Tin Whistles: The team of Larry Harter, Patrick Henry, Richard Liston and Joe Sterett won the 106th annual Meeting Breakfast and Golf Tournament held on the Pinehurst No. 7 Course in a card playoff over the foursome of John Field, Ralph Hawes, Walter Hess and Jim Jones after they had tied at 127.
David Cook, Gary Denman, Dick Johnson and John Herndon took third place in card playoff after tying at 128 with Terry Daly, Bill Lewis and John Strickland.
Bill Cantley, John Carlyle, Ron Milam and Phil Reaper were fifth with 130.
EWGA: Sarah Loomis of Fishers, Ind. has won the 15th Annual EWGA Championship, the largest amateur women's golf competition in the United States.
The Jacksonville Fla. scramble team won its division by six strokes at 14 under par. The team, which placed second in last year's competition, includes Angie Browning, Susan Bennett, Susan Albrecht and Janet Pellicciotti.
Debbie Yee, of Seattle, scored a hole-in-one on the 13th hole of the Palmer course - a 97-yard par-3 on the first day of the competition.
This year's two-day championship finals were held on the Palmer and Trevino courses at Geneva National Resort and Golf Club in Lake Geneva, Wis.
The field of 220 competitors competed in five flights of individual stroke play and a scramble team division representing more than 100 EWGA chapters from 35 states and Canada.
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