SANTA FE, N.M. (Sept 9, 2014) -- Dr. Brad Kropp
Clark Collier (pictured)
stuck to the gameplan Tuesday and increased
lead in the Championship Division at the 34th
of the Trans-Mississippi Four-Ball Championship.
In much windier conditions than Monday, the
Course at The Club at Las Campanas played
in the second round. Kropp and Collier were up
task on the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course and
partnered for an 8-under-par 64. Playing two
styles of golf -- the older Kropp is shorter off the
and steady; Collier is much longer and not
straight -- they combined for nine birdies,
four straight to finish the day.
"I made a lot of putts today," Collier said. "I had
'Xs' on the scorecard, too. But Doc took care of
when I was in my pocket."
With rounds of 66-64 for a 14-under 130 total,
and Collier pushed their lead to six shots in the
Championship Division. The Amarillo, Texas,
Ralph Ellis and Zack Norrell shot a 67 and sit in
second place at 8-under 136. Mark Mance from
Whitefish, Mont., and Jim Coleman from Billings,
Mont., share third place with Oklahoma City's
Oakes and Johnson Cooper at 7-under 137.
Mance and Coleman combined for a 5-under 67
second round. Oakes and Johnson teamed for a
Fourteen teams in the Championship Division
the 36-hole at 1-under 143.
In the Senior Division, the first round leaders
more room between themselves and the field.
Fisher from The Woodlands, Texas, and Doug
from Las Vegas shot a 4-under 68 to stay out in
Through 36 holes, they've posted 12-under 132,
for a five-shot lead over four teams.
Against a lone bogey, Fisher and Pool made
birdies and an eagle on the 347-yard par-4 14th
The duo, playing together for the first time in
Trans-Miss Four-Ball, made eight birdies Monday
their way to an opening round 64.
With one round to play, Fisher and Pool lead the
of Robert McDonald III from Austin, Texas, and
Devitt from Scottsdale, Ariz.; Jay Pumphrey
Georgetown, Texas, and Dave Clement from
Evansville, Ind.; Lee Sandlin and Warren
from Dallas and four-time Trans-Miss Four-Ball
champions Eddie Lyons from Shreveport and
from Bee Cave, Texas. All four teams are 7-
through 36 holes.
Eleven teams in the Senior Division made the
cut at 2-under 142.
In the Super Senior Division, Steve Dallas and
Edward Smith from Mesa, Ariz., turned in a
free, 5-under 67 to reach 12-under 132 for the
tournament. They lead Bob Fouke from Broken
Okla., and Gerry Graham from Mesa, Ariz., by
shots headed into the final round.
Fouke and Graham also played without a bogey
their round of 3-under 69.
Nine teams in the Super Senior Division made
hole cut at 1-over 145.
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ABOUT THE Trans-Miss Four-Ball
One of three annual championships hosted each year
the historic Trans-Mississippi Golf Association. Each
player must be a member of a Trans-Mississippi
club, but not necessarily the same club. Players who do
not belong to a Trans-Miss member club can speak to
their club's manager or board of directors to encourage
them to join (dues are very reasonable and support the
Trans-Miss Turf Scholarship Fund). Alternatively,
entrants may make a contribution in lieu of club
membership to the Turf Scholarship Fund.
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