The Port Arthur News
Cap Hollier scored his first ever hole in one last Tuesday (March 27) at The Patch. Hollier sank his tee shot on the 160-yard, 13th with a 4-iron. The shot was witnessed by Josh Donahoe, Bob Briggs and Jay Tompkins . . . The Nederland boys golf team warmed up for this week’s District 20-4A championships by shooting a 318 to win the Anahuac Invitational at Chambers County Club by nine shots over Baytown Sterling. Trevor Smith paced the Bulldogs and claimed medalist honors with a 76. Hunter Huff added a 78, Dilion Hebert a 79 and Cole Trevino an 85 for the Bulldogs. The District 20-4A boys and girls tournament is set for today and Thursday at Bayou Din Golf Club . . . If you are wondering what happened with Chris Stroud making the 36-hole cut in the Shell Houston Open, then not showing up on the final score list, it’s because of a relatively new PGA Tour rule that provides for a second cut after 54 holes. The number of players for a final round is now limited to the low 70 and ties, with no more than 78 players. Stroud, after a third-round 76 was tied for 80th. It’s the first time he’ll fallen victim to the 54-hole cut. The former Lamar All-America was done in at the SHO by poor putting — he had 93 putts in 54 holes — and continuing problems on par 5s. He played the 12 par 5s at Redstone in two-over par. Earliest Stroud will play again is the April 19-22 Valero Texas Open in San Antonio. But he might not return until the April 26-29 Zurich Classic of New Orleans . . . While Stroud missed the cut for the sixth time in seven SHO appearances, his former Lamar University teammate Shawn Stefani had a breakthrough of sorts. Stefani, who got into the field as a Monday qualifier, shot rounds of 71-71-71-70 — 283 to tie for 36th and collect his first PGA Tour paycheck of $27,650. The Barbers Hill ex has also made $29,045 on the Nationwide Tour this season . . . The team of Dennis Walsh, Don MacNeil, Bill Draughon, C. Huckaby and Allen Suire finished nine under in a two ball format to win the Wednesday Patch Seniors 50 Plus game. On the back nine, the foursome of Richard Briggs, Charles Cooksey, Larry Thompson and Wes McGuire won with minus 8. Starting time for the Seniors 50 Plus is moving to 9:30 a.m. as of April 11 . . . Format for the Seniors at The Babe was two-man best ball on the front and scramble on the back. The duo of Larry Thompson-Gary Wagner won 1st Flight with minus seven, edging the team of Larry Morris-Orland Defrates by one stroke. In 2nd Flight, E.T. Robicheaux-Ron Sciarilla carded five under to top Mark Petry-Stedman Tahaney by five strokes. Ned Cole-Bob Lloyd shot plus one to finish four shots ahead of Ray Holm-Harold Wilkinson. Closest to the pin winners were Adam Noel (No. 2), Pat Waite (No. 7), Joe Benoit (No. 12) and Guy Van Cleve (No. 15) . . . In the Super Saturday Game at The Babe, played in a 2 ball format, the team of Hilario Padia, Gene Roundree, Mark Petry and Charlie Huckaby won the front in minus 8. On the back nine, the foursome of Rick Pritchett, Wes McDonald, Ron Sciarilla and Glenn Marino won in minus 4 . . . The team of Eddie Delk, Fred Whitaker, Randy Becker and Harold Wilkinson finished 20&4 to win the Babe Zaharias DogFight. There was a tie for second between the foursome of Michael Weatherly, Tom Lawton, Bob Moore and Tom Terrell (18&5)and the team of Bill Hammond, Brian Grant, Roger Koch and Larry Davis (18&2). Closest to the pin winners were Pete Reobroi (No. 2), Fred Whitaker (No. 7), Cole Lee (No. 12) and Dillard Darbonne (No. 15) . . . Ron Somerville finished plus 8 to win the Friday Seniors at Belle Oaks. Ed Boone was second at plus 6 and Joe Vanderweg was third at plus 3. Bill Worsham (No. 8) and Norm Shannon (No. 15) were closes to the pin winners . . . New greens fees now in play at Babe Zaharias are as follows. For 18 holes on weekdays, the cost is $10 for seniors (60 and over), $10 for Port Arthur residents and $17 for non PA residents. The 9 hole weekday rates are $7, $7 and $8.50. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, the 9-hole fee is $9 for seniors and PA residents and $10 for others. For 18 holes, the rates are $12, $12 and $17. Monday fees for ladies are $7 for 9 holes and $10 for 18 holes. For high school age and younger, it’s $6 for 9 holes or 18 holes. Cart rates are $6.50 per player for 9 holes and $10 per player for 18 holes. For a third nine, the cart fee drops to $5.
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