The Port Arthur News
PORT ARTHUR —
Lee Terro of Port Neches, who is perhaps the most prolific “acer” in Southeast Texas, was at it again last Tuesday, sinking what was his seventh hole-in-one. Terro used a 9-iron on the 119-yard, 7th hole at Babe Zaharias. Witnesses included Lee Solis, Harold Guidry and Tom Lawton . . . James LeBlanc of Groves scored an eagle two on No. 5 at Babe Zaharias, sinking a 56 degree wedge from 55 yards. His playing companions were John Veillon, Bobby Pastorella and Robert Lynch . . . Brandon Soileau fired a 76 at Brentwood Country Club on Saturday to win Boys 16-18 in The First Tee of the Golden Triangle/Southeast Texas Junior Tour’s final event of the winter season. There was a three-way tie behind Soileau, with Jarrod Brown, Jordan Corcoran and Brandon Provost all posting 81s. Other flight winners included Tanner Crumpton (79 in Boys 14-15), Evan Toohey (97 in Boys 12-13), Felicia Sauceda (85 in Girls 16-18, Lauren Cox (98 in Girls 14-15), Brynna Bailey (48 over 9 holes in Girls 12-13) and Peyton Weems (47 for 9 holes in Co-Ed 10-11). Jack Burke and Zac Hansen tied for first in Co-Ed 7-9 with scores of 30 for six holes. An interesting sidebar to the tourney was Jessica Rogina placing fourth with an 82 in Boys 14-15. Rogina played from the same tees as the boys . . . With the tournament at Brentwood ending the weather-shortened winter tour season for juniors, the Player of the Year in each age group was announced. Winners were determined by points accumulated in the four events that were played. The Players of the Year were Corbin Cormier of Beaumont (Boys 16-18), Tanner Crumpton of Buna (Boys 14-15), Josh Elmore of Port Arthur (Boys 12-13), Shelbi Vincent of Nederland (Girls 16-18), Karlei Hemler of Groves (Girls 14-15), Brynna Bailey of Groves (Girls 12-13), Carson Gautreaux of Beaumont (Co-Ed 10-11) and Jack Burke of Orange (Co-Ed 7-9) . . . With an eye toward his team qualifying for the 4A state championships in Austin, Ricky Keyes took the PN-G golf team to Austin to play in the Mike Brent Invitational at Jimmy Clay Golf Club. In an event where scores soared because of winds 30 mph and above on the first day, the Indians finished eighth in the high-powered field of 15 teams. What Keyes really liked was that in calmer conditions on the second day, his team’s 324 best Region III powers Montgomery (331) and Huntsville (343). The Indians 36-hole score of 675 was well back of champion Highland Park’s 631. Austin Lake Travis was second at 638. PN-G’s scores included a 162 (84-78) from Lonnie LaBove, a 164 (86-78) from Braden Bailey, a 172 from Tyler Rawson (90-82) and a 177 (91-86) from Drake Hernandez. Bailey’s second-day 78 was amazing in that he broke 80 despite making a quadruple bogey and a triple bogey. Highland Park’s Scott Scheffler was medalist with a 150 (76-74) . . . Nederland, paced by Cole Trevino’s 80, placed third in last week’s Ozen Invitational at Bayou Din. The Bulldogs fired a 333 team total to finish behind West Brook (320) and Lumberton (325). Other Nederland scores were an 81 by Trevor Smith, an 82 from Thaine Tillie and Dillon Hebert’s 90 . . . The Adams Golf Pro Tour Series has announced that one of its 2012 stops will be at the recently revamped Rayburn Country layout March 28-30. Beaumont attorney Walter Umphrey spent over $2 million on the Rayburn Country facelift from Randy Russell and Bill Hanna, and they did a terrific job turning a so-so layout into something special. It’s going to be interesting to see what kind of scores the talented kids on the Adams Tour can put up on a course where shotmaking is more important than length. Umphrey is deservedly proud of both the golf course and the renovated clubhouse . . .The Seniors at The Babe was contested in a 2-man scramble format. David Arnaud-Roger Baumer teamed for minus 5 to win First Flight by a shot over Bill Hanley-Dillard Darbonne. In Second Flight, Gary Wagner-Jobie Irvine won with minus 4, finishing 3 shots clear of Art Lecoq-Gary Anderson. Third Flight was won at plus 2 by the duo of Paul Duplantis-Dwain Morrison. There was a three-way tie for second at plus 4. Closest to the pin winners were Baumer (No. 2), Gene Hardy (No. 7), Dan Flood (No. 12) and Adam Noel (No. 15) . . . The Babe Zaharias DogFight was won by the team of Bill Hanley, Ron Stump, Bob Moore and Bill Draughon. They finished 19&8. Tying for second was the foursome of Adam Noel, Rick Pritchett, Scott Welch and Don Flood (15&2) and the team of Bill Hammond, Roger Koch, Bill Fears and Steve Childree (15&1). Closest to the pin winners were Cap Hollier (No. 2), Larry Davis (No. 7), Baumer (No. 12) and Hammond (No. 15) . . . The Super Saturday game at Babe Zaharias was played in a 2 ball format. On the front nine, the team of Larry Johnson, Gene Roundtree, Richard Sibley and Glenn Marino won with plus 4. On the back, the foursome of Adam Noel, Dillard Darbonne, Lee Bertrand and Dan Flood placed first with even par . . . Rufus Mier finished plus 4 to win the Monday Seniors at Belle Oaks. Ron Somerville took closest to the pin on No. 8. In the Friday Seniors at Belle Oaks, Ed Boone placed first with plus 3. Jim Brown was the closest to the pin winner on No. 15 . . . The rescheduled Babe Zaharias Four Ball is set for Saturday and Sunday. Entry fee is $30 plus cart and greens fees. Format is two-man best ball one day and scramble the next day. Players will be flighted by the low handicap. Gumbo and crawfish etouffee comes with the entry fee. Call 722-8286 to enter.
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