40th Senior Better Ball Championship

Irving / Wilson best field at 40th Senior Better Ball

Columbia pair Tim Babb and Joseph Horne carried at two shot advantage into Sunday’s final round of the SCGA Senior Better Ball Championship after a first round score of 8 under par 64. Paired with Babb and Horne in the 1A group, and just two shots back, was the team of Lee Irving and Ron Wilson of Bluffton. The Colleton River Plantation members, Irving and Wilson turned the tide early after a front nine 34, while their playing competitors Babb and Horne struggled to a two over par 38. Irving and Wilson continued their steady play, knocking in two more birdies on the back nine to complete a final round four under par 68. A ten under par total of 134 gave Lee Irving and Ron Wilson their first SCGA Senior Better Ball Championship.

Not to be outdone was the Laurens/Greenwood connection of Fran Finley and Lewis Rollins, who ran off a flurry of birdies on the back nine en route to a final round five under par 67 and a second place finish at nine under par, 135. Finley and Rollins could not convert a birdie on either of the final two holes, which would have forced a playoff.

The 2013 SCGA Senior Better Ball Championship is one of 19 major championships conducted by the South Carolina Golf Association. The 40th Annual event was played on the 6,388 yard, par 72 golf course at Santee Cooper Country Club in Santee, SC. All but one SCGA Senior Better Ball Championship has been conducted at Santee Cooper Country Club. Special thanks goes out to the club’s wonderful staff for many years of service to this event.

Final Results

Championship Flight
1 Irving, Lee / Wilson, Ron 66-68---134
2 Finley, Frank / Rollins, Lewis 68-67---135
T3 Sylvan, Gus / Todd, T.D. 69-67---136
T3 Smunk, Bill / Smunk, John 66-70---136
T3 Cato, Jay / Hendrick, Joe 70-66---136
T3 Arnold, Kevin / Politi, David 70-66---136
T7 Twitty, Jeff / Tyler, Tim - LOM 69-69---138
T7 Babb, Tim / Horne, Joseph 64-74---138
T9 Faulkner, Jim / Leslie, Bo 69-71---140
T9 Bennett, Robby / Howle, Wayne 69-71---140
11 Calkins, Mike / Callahan, Ron 70-71---141
12 Rickman, Bob / Varn, Bob 70-72---142
T13 Forrest, Mike / Sussong, Pete 70-73---143
T13 Guise, Keith / Knapp, Sandy 69-74---143
15 Clyburn, Henry / Clyburn, Terry 70-77---147
First Flight
1 Daniel, Tony / Wilson, Frank Jr. 71-66---137
2 Pachol, Steve / Schachner, Greg 71-67---138
T3 Odiorne, Walter / Shealy, Bernie 73-68---141
T3 Bright, Mike / Kirkham, Jim 71-70---141
T5 Beacham, Dan / Schwartz, Jack 73-69---142
T5 Evans, J.R. / Morris, Chris 72-70---142
T5 Gianoukos, Andy / Gianoukos, Jimmie 72-70---142
8 Johnson, Randy / Padgette, Joe 71-72---143
T9 Blanchard, Lenard / Smith, Monty 72-72---144
T9 Bryant, Anthony / Nesmith, Ed 72-72---144
11 Barber, Eugene / Beck, Byron 74-71---145
T12 Davis, John / Dolan, David 73-73---146
T12 Houghton, Rich / Stubbs, Danny 73-73---146
T12 Davis, Mike / Isgett, Sam Jr. 71-75---146
15 Hiott, Marc / Tooke, Doug 74-73---147
T16 Haire, James / Reynolds, Danny 74-74---148
T16 Dameron, Jim / Edwards, Al 71-77---148
18 Dorriety, Willard Jr / Hoylen, Billy 71-78---149
T19 Turner, Paul / Williams, Vince 72-78---150
T19 Vieth, Rick / Wing, Jerry 74-76---150
T19 Mavrogordato, Mike / Thiess, Al 74-76---150
22 Arns, Art / Hayden, Brian 73-78---151
23 Tutterow, Winn / York, Mo 73-79---152
Second Flight
1 Burgess, Jim / Horton, Steve 75-68---143
T2 Barnette, Perry / Edgar, Ric 75-71---146
T2 Langhorne, John / Visich, Dennis 75-71---146
T4 Gettings, Michael / Webb, Mike 78-70---148
T4 Craft, Charles / Johnston, Rex 75-73---148
6 Aycock, David / Renfroe, Robert 75-74---149
T7 Roddey, Mike / Westcott, Larry 77-73---150
T7 Dipasquale, Bernie / Vincent, Thad 76-74---150
T7 Bradham, Jimmy / Price, Jerry 76-74---150
T10 Spencer, Gene Jr. / Swicord, John 77-75---152
T10 Arrants, Ray Jr / Babb, Perrin 78-74---152
T10 Flintom, Jack / Laing, George 80-72---152
13 Johnson, Ron / Post, Jim 78-75---153
14 Cheatham, George / Valadez, Michael 78-76---154
T15 Major, Tom / Perkins, Greg 79-81---160
T15 Bishop, Bill / Copeland, James 83-77---160
17 Grady, Dave / Luzzi, Dave 80-81---161
18 McKenzie, James III / Woodham, Tommy 82-82---164
19 Forrest, Dallah / Mahler, Ted 89-85---174
20 Banks, Ken / Little, Jerry WD