Area golfers will be in hog heaven this weekend
By By Marty Stamper / EMG sports assistant
June 20, 2003
Those who like golf as a team sport will be in hog heaven in the annual Buddy McGhee Tournament at Briarwood Country Club this weekend.
The Saturday-Sunday event has six players on each team and par won't have a prayer.
In the 2002 tournament, 40 six-person teams competed.
In last year's rain-abbreviated event, the team of Trey Long, Tom Adams, Sammy Broadhead, Rodney Scarborough, Ray Long, and Mac Barnes shot a 20-under par 52 to take first place.
The second round was rained out.
Golfers in the Mississippi Women's Golf Association Junior Girls State Amateur held at Briarwood were allowed to play with lift, clean, and place rules after the course got a two-inch rain Tuesday night after already enduring heavy rains on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Newton Country Club will host the fourth-annual Newton County Invitational medal play tournament, Saturday-Sunday. That's each person playing his own ball for two days. For more information, contact Joel Nelson at 683-3101 or 683-3770, Clay Chapman at 683-3351 or 683-3422, or Jay Powell at 282-0817.
Previous winners are Steve Nelson of Newton in 2000, Dan Luke of Hickory in 2001, and Thomas Kennedy of Union in 2002.
Quitman Country Club will host a mixed scramble this weekend. For more information, contact Randy Plowden at 687-5251, Frankie Felter at 776-6693, Bill Felter at 776-6693, or Wayne Litton at 776-2210.
Union Golf Club will host a seniors tournament (age 55 and older) on Tuesday. For more information, contact Otha Kennedy at 774-5734. The 27-hole tournament will also have a super seniors division for golfers age 70 and above.
Tri, Tri again
The area's two big triathlons are coming up next month. The 17th-annual Summer Sunfish Triathlon will be at Okatibbee Lake and surrounding Collinsville area on July 12, while the 24th-annual Heart O' Dixie Triathlon will begin at Lake Tiak O-Khata in Louisville and finish at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds on July 26.
Donny Forsyth of Memphis was the top male finisher at the Sunfish last year, while Melanie Holloway of Roswell, Ga., was the female winner.
At the Heart O' Dixie, John Noblin of Jackson led the men with Deanna Frank of Birmingham being the top female finisher.
Senior Olympics coming
The annual Senior Olympics Golf Tournament will be held at Dancing Rabbit Golf Club at Choctaw on Monday with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.
An optional four-man scramble will be held on Tuesday.
The remainder of the events archery, badminton, basketball 3 on 3, basketball free throw, bowling, checkers, chess, croquet, cycling, darts, dominoes, football throw, field events, horseshoes, pickle ball, racquetball, race walk, road race, shuffleboard, softball throw, softball team, swimming, table tennis, track events, volleyball, and washer toss will be held at Hinds Community College in Raymond, June 25-28.
To compete, athletes must be at least 50 years of age by Dec. 31, 2003.
The MHSAA All-Star soccer games will be held at Joe Renfroe Stadium on the Hinds Community College campus in Raymond on Saturday.
The Mississippi Association of Coaches event will kick off with the girls' game at 5 p.m. followed by the boys' contest at 7 p.m.
Tyler Skelton of West Lauderdale is the only area participant in this