Champ crowned despite rain
By By Austin Bishop and Jeff Byrd / staff writers
June 24, 2002
Rain caused havoc with area golf tournaments on Sunday, but they did play enough at Northwood Country to crown a men's champion.
Scott Morgan shot a 35 on Sunday in the rain-shortened round to finish the 27-hole event with a 103, two strokes better than Judge Little.
The final round of the Buddy McGhee American Cancer Society golf tournament was washed out after rain hit the Briarwood Country Club course on Sunday.
The McGhee Tourney offered area golfers an unusual six-person format. With 40 teams, that made it one of the largest fields of the tournament season at Briarwood.
With the second round called off, first round scores stood as the final results.
Shooting a 20-under par 52 on Saturday, the team of Mac Barnes, Ray Long, Rodney Scarborough, Sammy Broadhead, Tom Adams and Trey Long earned the championship.
The team of Al Tynes, Benji Carpenter, Jason Anders, Kim Eubanks, Randy Warden and Shaun Eubanks was awarded second after shooting a 53 in the first round.
Taking third was the team of Bobby Espey, Bobby Fleming, Joe Jackson, Johnny Boykin, Johnny Grace and Walter Hurst.
Winning the first flight was the team of Alex Shields, Brad Bounds, Brent Phillips, Lamar Arrington, Lance Duncan and Marty Neely.
The second flight winners were Benjy Baskin, Billy McWilliams, Brandi Rawson, Jason Walker, Kristi Wagner and Tony Polizzi.
The third flight winners were Alan Bonner, Billy Wedgeworth, Billy Williamson, Bootsie Roberts, Charlie Smith and Ralph Germany.
Next up for Briarwood will be the Junior Girls State Amateur Tournament. The event begins on Tuesday morning with 13 girls. At Northwood, Morgan and Doyle Bryan were tied with 68s after the first 18 holes on Saturday. Little was in third with a 70.
After Sunday's nine holes, Earl Aycock wound up in third place with a 106, while Bryan was in fourth with a 107, followed by Reid Davis at 108.
Don Bounds and Randy Pool tied for first in the 50-and-over division at NCC with 106s, while Kelly Swain was third at 108 and John Dement was fourth with a 109.
Clarence Roberts and Thomas Little carded 119s to tie for the 60-and-over championship at Northwood.