Hart/Posey win at Northwood
SAND BLASTER Dale Bounds blasts out of the bunker at the 12th green during Saturday's Northwood Country Club Ladies Invitational scramble.
By Marty Stamper/The Meridian Star
July 29, 2001
It's been a very good summer on the state's golf courses for Lou Hart.
Teamed with Pam Posey, Hart added another championship Saturday as they won the annual Northwood Country Club Ladies Invitational scramble with a one-hole playoff victory over the mother-daughter team of Margaret and Amy Carver.
Both teams shot six-under par 66 in regulation.
It didn't take long into sudden death to settle the issue as Hart and Posey got down in two for par from the back fringe on the first playoff hole while the Carvers were unable to get up and down from the left side of the green near the bunker on No. 1.
Six of the 42 teams beat par in the one-day tournament. Another team shot even-par 72.
Hart and Posey had six birdies and no bogeys in regulation. They got birdies at Nos. 3, 4, 7, 12, 16, and 18 and nearly eagled 18 as Posey's 90-yard second shot stopped within eight inches of the cup.
The Carvers also had six birdies in regulation without a bogey. They birdied Nos. 4, 8, 9, 12, 16, and 18.
Third place went to the team of Cathy McFerrin and Cym Doggett as they beat Karen Arseneau and Pat Ray on a scorecard playoff. Both teams shot three-under par 69.
McFerrin and Doggett turned in a consistent round as they had three birdies (Nos. 6, 9, and 12) and no bogeys.
Arseneau and Ray had a roller coaster ride in their round, collecting six birdies and three bogeys. Starting on No. 3, they promptly got their first bogey. After a birdie on No. 4, bogeys at Nos. 5 and 9 left them two-over after seven holes. They got one stroke back with a birdie at No. 11 before catching fire with four straight birdies on Nos. 15-18.
In fifth place was the team of Nancy West and Debbie Norris at 70. They had five birdies (Nos. 4, 10, 12, 15, and 16) to go with three bogeys (Nos. 3, 13, and 18).
Dale Bounds and Cindy Hollingsworth took sixth place with a one-under par 71. Completing the championship flight with a 72 were Wanda Hutto and Jean Murphy.
Judy Marsh and Dot Autry won the first flight with a 73.
Marty Stamper is a sports writer for The Meridian Star. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 693-1551 ext. 3234.