Rain washes out final round of Tucker golf

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, September 5, 2001

The Fifth Annual Tucker Smith Memorial Fourball Tournament cameto a soggy conclusion Monday. Weekend rainfall saturated the courseon Saturday and Sunday, making the course unplayable for Mondaymorning’s championship rounds.

Due to Monday’s thunderstorms, the decision was reached to splitthe prizes instead of trying to make up the final round at a laterdate. All tournament proceeds were earmarked for the Lincoln CountyHabitat for Humanity.

“We should make about $2,800 for habitat,” said tournamentdirector Jeff Henning. “We want to thank Mike Becker with CrackerBarrel who provided lunch for everybody on Saturday. That saved usa lot of money.

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“We also want to thank all of the businesses who donatedprizes.”

Sixty-four teams participated in the tournament.

Two-time defending Championship Flight champions Paul Henningand Don Coleman won Saturday over Jason Albritton and TomRobinson.

Also in the Championship Flight, Brooks Warren shot ahole-in-one on the 15th hole. He and David Coleman defeatedChandler and Kurt Russ on Saturday to reach Sunday’s secondround.

Also on Saturday, Rett Crowder and Dr. Steve Mills beat RonnieRoss and Dean Beham.

Crowder-Mills defeated Chris Coffin and Adrian Parker 2-up onSunday. Warren-Coleman beat Henning-Coleman 3-up.

“We got beat by a good team,” said Don Coleman. “We had troublewith the par-3s. We birdied three and bogeyed three.”

In the First Flight, Lee and David Dunaway became known as giantkillers as they beat Richard Smith and Tyler Easterwood onSaturday. The Dunaways beat J.L. Wallace and Steve Yawn on Sunday,needing four extra holes.

Also in the First Flight, Matt Mooney and Ben Huey edged JeffHenning and George Hennington in a 2-hole playoff. Henning andHennington had birdied 17 and 18 to gain a playoff. Mooney andHuey, both from Brookhaven, are members of the Copiah-LincolnCommunity College golf team.

The Second Flight saw Neil Johnson and Pete Kelly scheduled toplay Richard and Jerry Case in the finals.

In the Third Flight, Jeff Wilson and Tony Smith reached thefinals. They were set to play Rod Delaney and Brad Bumgarner.