37th Annual Senior Better-Ball Championship

SCGA Senior Better Ball Championship

Santee Cooper Country Club - Santee, SC
September 4-5, 2010

Grant and Hendrick win in Playoff

What was built up to be a highly competitive final round in the SCGA Senior Better Ball Championship lived up to expectations as David Grant (Chester) and Joe Hendrick (Chesterfield) defeated Mike Bright (Mt. Pleasant) and Jim Kirkham (Columbia) on the first playoff hole of sudden death. David Grant holed a five foot birdie putt on the par four 10th hole to secure the victory. His partner, Hendrick had just missed a similar putt for birdie; and Bright and Kirkham, who had put together the low round of the tournament with a six under par 66, had birdie tries that did not fall. Both teams finished regulation at 9 under par 135.

Finishing just one shot out of the playoff were the team of Steedley Candler (Lexington) and Robert Renfroe (Lexington), who shot a five under par 67 in Sunday’s round. Robby Bennett (Cheraw) and Wayne Howle (Darlington) took first place in the First Flight with a two day total of five under par 139. Dan Beacham and Ronnie Branyon (both of Honea Path), tied for first place in the Second Flight with Neal Baker (Charleston) and Bill Smunk (Kingstree) at two over par 146.

The 2010 SCGA Senior Better Ball Championship is one of 19 major championships conducted by the South Carolina Golf Association. The 37th Annual event was played on the 6,413 yard, par 72 golf course at Santee Cooper Country Club in Santee, SC.

Full Results:

Championship Flight
1st Grant, David (Chester) - Hendrick, Joe (Chesterfield) 67 68 135 $300.00
2nd Bright, Mike (Mt. Pleasant) - Kirkham, Jim (Columbia) 69 66 135  $ 220.00
3rd Candler, Steedley (Lexington) - Renfroe, Robert (Lexington) 69 67 136  $ 160.00
t4th Martin, Jim (Columbia) - Oxner, Fred (W. Columbia) 67 70 137  $ 110.00
t4th Beck, Byron (Marion) - Randall, Thomas (Bishopville) 67 70 137  $ 110.00
6th Rickman, Bob (N. Augusta) - Varn, Bob (Orangeburg) 69 69 138  $   80.00
Eskew, Jim (Mt. Pleasant) - Willis, Terry (Taylors) 68 70 138
Shealy, Bernie (Columbia) - Wise, Jim (Columbia) 68 70 138
Daniel, Robert (Charleston) - Wilson, Frank (Cades) 68 71 139
LOM Black, John (Greer) - Gravley, Mike (Greer) 70 70 140  $   50.00
Pachol, Steve (Columbia) - Schachner, Greg (Elgin) 70 70 140
Pope, Johnny (Honea Path) - Tooke, Doug (Greenville) 70 70 140
Rollins, Lewis (Greenwood) - Williams, Frank (Greenwood) 69 71 140
Graham, Johnny (Lake City) - Myers, Mason (Lake City) 70 71 141
Faulkner, Jim (Greenville) - Leslie, Bo (Simpsonville) 69 73 142
Calkins, Mike (Columbia) - Callahan, Ron (Little Mountain) 68 75 143
Roddey, Mike (Rock Hill) - Westcott, Larry (Lancaster) 70 74 144
First Flight
1st Bennett, Robby (Cheraw) - Howle, Wayne (Darlington) 71 68 139  $ 250.00
t2nd Collar, Bob (Hilton Head) - Hambly, Dave (Bluffton) 72 69 141  $ 190.00
t2nd Burgess, Jim (Columbia) - Horton, Steve (Moncks Corner) 72 69 141  $ 190.00
t4th Ferrad, Gregg (Goose Creek) - Padgette, Joe (N. Charleston) 71 71 142  $ 110.00
t4th Batts, Jeff (Chapin) - Benenhaley, Harry (Columbia) 71 71 142  $ 110.00
6th Guise, Keith (Callawassie Island) - Knapp, Sandy (Callawassie Island) 72 71 143  $   80.00
Hardy, Donald (Manning) - Hawkins, Jimmy (Irmo) 72 71 143
Gosnell, Dean (Greenville) - Huff, Willie (Greenville) 71 72 143
Di Pasquale, Bernie (Ladys Island) - Vincent, Thad (Beaufort) 72 72 144
Douglas, Jim (Aiken) - Long, Jared (Aiken) 72 72 144
Butler, Stew (Orangeburg) - Smith, Monty (Orangeburg) 71 73 144
Spencer, Gene (Blythewood) - Swicord, John (Pinopolis) 71 73 144
Blanchard, Monty (Woodruff) - Wetmore, Gene (Spartanburg) 72 73 145
Dawson, Koot (Blythewood) - Edwards, Linnwood (Spartanburg) 72 73 145
Arrants, Ray (Bethune) - Bradham, Jimmy (Sumter) 71 74 145
Correll, Lanny (Pawleys Island) - Hogan, Al (Myrtle Beach) 71 75 146
Macilvaine, Linwood (Greenville) - Talley, Scott (Greenville) 71 75 146
Johnson, Jeryl (Summerville) - Metz, Mike (Charleston) 71 75 146
Butler, Sammy (Irmo) - Derrick, Butch (Columbia) 71 76 147
Burton, Mike (Taylors) - Wood, Bill (Taylors) 72 75 147
Arms, Mike (Greenville) - Forrest, Dallah (Greenville) 72 77 149
Second Flight
t1st Baker, Neal (Charleston) - Smunk, Bill (Kingstree) 74 72 146 $235.00
t1st Beacham, Dan (Honea Path) - Branyon, Ronnie (Honea Path) 73 73 146  $ 235.00
t3rd Barber, Arthur (Goose Creek) - Epps, George (N. Charleston) 74 74 148  $ 140.00
t3rd Mavrogordato, Michael (Bluffton) - Thiess, Albert (Bluffton) 74 74 148  $ 140.00
t5th Kinsey, Bob (Murrells Inlet) - Raimondo, Nelson (Murrells Inlet) 74 75 149  $   90.00
t5th Clyburn, Max (Lancaster) - Clyburn, Terry (Kershaw) 75 74 149  $   90.00
Banks, Ken (Columbia) - Little, Jerry (Lexington) 73 78 151
Gifford, Bob (Columbia) - King, Doug (Columbia) 75 77 152
Cheatham, George (St. Helena Island) - Valadez, Michael (St. Helena Island) 76 76 152
Gillis, Joe (Columbia) - Shannon, Eddie (Columbia) 76 76 152
Beard, Buddy (N. Charleston) - Wilkerson, Van (Kingstree) 74 79 153
Grady, Dave (St. Helena Island) - Luzzi, David (St. Helena Island) 77 77 154
Keisler, Floyd (Cayce) - Rawl, Paul (Lexington) 77 77 154
Aiken, Julius (Greenville) - Smith, Richard (Greer) 80 75 155
Donovan, Randy (Taylors) - Vieth, Rick (Taylors) 76 80 156
Carson, Joe (Florence) - Roach, Steve (Florence) 77 79 156
Bishop, Bill (Joanna) - Copeland, James (Clinton) 78 81 159
Grice, Bucky (Columbia) - Jordan, Lee (Columbia) 81 78 159
Horton, David (Bamberg) - Horton, Ross (Branchville) 80 83 163
Phillips, Don (Cameron) - Ziegler, Bill (Orangeburg) 89 74 163

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