38th Annual Senior Better-Ball Championship

SCGA Senior Better Ball Championship

Santee Cooper Country Club - Santee, SC
September 10-11, 2011

The Brothers Smunk Cruise to Victory

Bill Smunk of Kingstree has played in the SCGA Senior Better Ball Championship for a number of years. For many of those years Smunk partnered with long-time friend, Neal Baker of Charleston. “Bake”, as he was affectionately known as by friends, lost an unfortunate battle with cancer just a few weeks ago. Needing a new partner, Smunk turned to his brother John (Port Royal), a great player in his own right to fill the vacancy left by Baker’s untimely passing. It proved to be a wise choice as the brother tandem teamed up to claim the championship by four shots, scoring a two day total of 13 under par 131. John Smunk recorded four of the team’s birdies on Sunday in route to a final round 66.

Al Hogan (Myrtle Beach) and Charlie Moore (N. Myrtle Beach) tied for second place with Jim Faulkner (Greenville) and Bo Leslie (Simpsonville) at 9 under par 135. Tom Bryant (Columbia) and Marvin Nesmith (Lugoff) tied the low round of the day (66) to take top honors in the First Flight with a two day total of 7 under par 137.

The 2011 SCGA Senior Better Ball Championship is one of 19 major championships conducted by the South Carolina Golf Association. The 38th Annual event was played on the 6,413 yard, par 72 golf course at Santee Cooper Country Club in Santee, SC.

Championship
1st Smunk, Bill (Kingstree) - Smunk, John (Port Royal) 65 66 131  $ 300.00
t-2nd Hogan, Al (Myrtle Beach) - Moore, Charlie (N. Myrtle Beach) 67 68 135  $ 190.00
t-2nd Faulkner, Jim (Greenville) - Leslie, Bo (Simpsonville) 67 68 135  $ 190.00
t-4th Sylvan, Gus (Columbia) - Todd, T.D. (Laurens) 69 67 136  $ 110.00
t-4th Babb, Tim (Columbia) - Horne, Joseph (Columbia) 66 70 136  $ 110.00
6th Mahoney, Mike (Greeleyville) - Myers, Mason (Lake City) 68 70 138  $   80.00
Macilvaine, Linwood (Greenville) - Riley, David (Greenville) 70 69 139
Bennett, Robby (Cheraw) - Howle, Wayne (Darlington) 67 72 139
LOM Rollins, Lewis (Greenwood) - Williams, Frank (Greenwood) 70 69 139  $   50.00
Fairey, Joe (St. Matthews) - Varn, Bob (Orangeburg) 69 70 139
Martin, Jim (Columbia) - Oxner, Freddie (W. Columbia) 69 71 140
Grant, David (Chester) - Hendrick, Joe (Chesterfield) 70 70 140
Hannon, Vic (Camden) - Stringer, Bob (Blythewood) 68 72 140
Hoylen, Billy (Florence) - McCall, Allen (Florence) 69 71 140
Hawkins, Jimmy (Irmo) - Tyler, Tim (Chapin) 70 70 140
Forrest, Mike (Rock Hill) - Sossong, Pete (Rock Hill) 69 72 141
Burgess, Jim (Columbia) - Horton, Steve (Moncks Corner) 70 71 141
First
1st Bryant, Tom (Columbia) - Nesmith, Marvin (Lugoff) 71 66 137  $ 250.00
t-2nd Cottrell, John (Gilbert) - Herndon, David (Lexington) 73 68 141  $ 166.00
t-2nd Bright, Mike (Mt. Pleasant) - Kirkham, Jim (Columbia) 73 68 141  $ 166.00
t-2nd Newman, Bobby (Roebuck) - Thomas, Henry (Pacolet Mills) 73 68 141  $ 166.00
5th Guise, Keith (Callawassie Island) - Knapp, Sandy (Okatie) 71 71 142  $ 100.00
Spencer, Gene (Blythewood) - Swicord, John (Pinopolis) 71 72 143
6th Assey, Tim (Mt. Pleasant) - York, Mo (Mt. Pleasant) 72 71 143  $   80.00
Davis, John (St. Helena Island) - Dolan, David (St. Helena Island) 71 73 144
Calkins, Mike (Columbia) - Callahan, Ron (Little Mountain) 72 72 144
Johnson, Jeryl (Summerville) - Ramage, Gary (Summerville) 72 73 145
Blankenburg, Jeff (Taylors) - Gosnell, Ronald (Greenville) 72 73 145
Johnson, Randy (Taylors) - Padgette, Joe (N. Charleston) 74 71 145
Batts, Jeff (Chapin) - Benenhaley, Harry (Columbia) 72 73 145
Donovan, Randy (Taylors) - Vieth, Rick (Taylors) 73 73 146
Dawson, Koot (Blythewood) - Edwards, Linnwood (Spartanburg) 73 74 147
Mavrogordato, Michael (Bluffton) - Thiess, Albert (Bluffton) 72 75 147
Hiott, Marc (Pickens) - Tooke, Doug (Greenville) 74 73 147
Banks, Ken (Columbia) - Little, Jerry (Lexington) 72 75 147
Daniel, Robert (Charleston) - Wilson, Frank (Cades) 71 76 147
Correll, Lanny (Pawleys Island) - Frazier, Jamie (Winnsboro) 73 75 148
Pachol, Steve (Columbia) - Schachner, Greg (Elgin) 73 76 149
Candler, Steedley (Lexington) - Renfroe, Robert (Lexington) 74 75 149
Butler, Stew (Orangeburg) - McBride, Tim (Okatie) 71 80 151
Arrants, Ray (Bethune) - Bradham, Jimmy (Sumter) 74 NC NC
Second
1st Metz, Mike (Charleston) - Tumbleston, Benny (Hollywood) 75 70 145  $ 250.00
t-2nd Arnold, Kevin (Hilton Head Island) - Case, Craig (Bluffton) 76 71 147  $ 150.00
t-2nd Evans, John (Okatie) - Morris, Chris (Okatie) 75 72 147  $ 150.00
t-2nd Beeks, Barry (Greenville) - Gravley, Mike (Greer) 75 72 147  $ 150.00
t-2nd Burton, Mike (Taylors) - Wood, Bill (Taylors) 75 72 147  $ 150.00
6th Kinsey, Bob (Murrells Inlet) - Raimondo, Nelson (Murrells Inlet) 76 72 148  $   80.00
Dorman, Dennis (Florence) - Dorriety, Willard (Florence) 75 73 148
Ford, Tommy (Mt. Pleasant) - Swanson, Charlie (Mt. Pleasant) 76 73 149
Brown, Danny (Lexington) - Smith, Monty (Orangeburg) 75 77 152
Hayden, Brian (Okatie) - Visich, Dennis (Okatie) 77 75 152
Eisenman, Bill (Hilton Head) - Woodruff, Jerry (Greenville) 75 77 152
Knothe, John (Johns Island) - McDonald, Dennis (Johns Island) 75 78 153
Bishop, Bill (Joanna) - Copeland, James (Clinton) 77 76 153
Derrick, Butch (Irmo) - Butler, Sammy (Irmo) 75 79 154
Cheatham, George (St. Helena Island) - Valadez, Michael (St. Helena Island) 76 78 154
Mueller, Gerald (St Helena Island) - Reese, Evan (St. Helena Island) 77 78 155
Grady, Dave (St. Helena Island) - Luzzi, David (St. Helena Island) 80 77 157
Berry, Walter (Darlington) - Patrick, Tommy (Latta) 78 79 157
Carson, Joe (Florence) - Hiller, Laddie (Florence) 79 81 160
Beidelman, Larry (St. Helena Island) - Scarfe, Harry (St. Helena Island) 81 82 163
Clyburn, Max (Lancaster) - Clyburn, Terry (Kershaw) 80 85 165
Baker, Chubby (Kiawah Island) - Henderson, Barney (Charleston) 79 NC NC

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