Hart, Posey vs. Lopez?
By By Marty Stamper/The Meridian Star
Aug. 6, 2001
All summer long, it's been an interesting argument as to who is currently the best female golfer in Meridian – Lou Hart or Pam Posey. Both have had plenty of highlights this summer.
This past weekend, however, they might have had a little competition as LPGA Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez was in town to watch her middle daughter, Erinn Knight, play in the 2001 ASA Girls 16-Under National Tournament at Northeast Park.
Too bad we couldn't get up a quick exhibition match.
Nelsons battle for supremacy in Newton: As is usually the case, the battle for the men's club championship at Newton Country Club came down to brothers Joel and Steve Nelson.
After both shot 71 on the first day, Joel shot a 69 in the second round to best Steve by one stroke. Joel finished with a 140, while Steve had a 141.
Third place went to Buster Bounds with a 148 followed by Clay Chapman at 152 and Robert Munn at 155.
Creeper Nelson, father of Joel and Steve, won the first flight with a 155.
Mingo takes Choctaw Masters: The Masters in Augusta, Ga., has a green coat that goes to its winner each year.
The Choctaw Masters at Dancing Rabbit Golf Club near Philadelphia provides a blue blazer to its winner.
Proudly wearing the first blue blazer is Demando Mingo, who shot a 77 to win the inaugural event.
Alan Martin was second with an 86. In third place was Bobby Thompson with an 88.
Frankie Wagner Benefit set for Sept. 21: A benefit tournament for Frankie Wagner will be held on Sept. 21 at Briarwood Country Club.
Entry fee for the four-person scramble is $400 per team or $100 per person. Entry fee includes dinner and the opportunity for door prizes.
The first 25 teams to enter will be accepted.
Checks may be made payable to: Frankie Wagner Cancer Fund and mailed to Briarwood Country Club, Box 3250, Meridian, MS 39303 or turned in at the pro shop at Briarwood. Donations can be made at any Citizens National Bank.
For more information, contact Robert Sanford at 485-0688, Jack Combest at 482-1220, Anna Thompson at 679-1323, or Ken Flynt at 681-4201.
Just around the corner: Dancing Rabbit Golf Course will play host to a U.S. Amateur Qualifier today and Tuesday at the Azaleas course. At least 63 golfers have signed up for the 36-hole event in which the top two golfers will advance to the U.S. Amateur at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga. Play begins at 7:45 a.m. each day.
Decatur Country Club will hold its men's club championship this weekend.
The 15th-annual Briarwood Country Club Mixed Scramble is on tap for Saturday-Sunday. Entry fee is $150 per team which includes a practice round and mulligan, but not cart rental. The field is limited to the first 100 teams. For more information, contact Briarwood pro Rob McGraw at 601-681-6185.
The annual Philadelphia Country Club Four-Ball Tournament is slated for Aug. 17-19. For more information, contact PCC pro Michael Novorot at 601-656-8512.
Those who would like to have their tournaments, holes-in-one, club champions, or other golf information listed in this space should fax that info to 601-485-1275, attention Marty Stamper.
Marty Stamper is a sports writer for The Meridian Star. Call him at 693-1551 ext. 3234 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org