Antigua MV3: Two of three flights end in playoff

PHOENIX, Ariz. (May 4, 2007)-- Both the legends and senior divisions at the Antigua MV3 Invitational at Moon Valley Country Club went to a playoff.

The legends team of Marv White, Jack Blair and Fred Boice topped Bob Mandeville, Herb Weber and Garron Hale while, in the seniors, Rusty Brown, Mills Brown and Mike Butler defeated Steve Dallas, Ed Smith and Bob Munoz.

The open flight saw Larry Montplaisir, James Sosinski and Rob Mangini defeat Tim Duffey, Bryan Hoops and Jeremy Defalco by two strokes.

The unique format has three-man teams starting out in scramble format, then switching to best two-of-three balls.

Top five results from each division follow:

*** OPEN ***

-- 195 -- Larry Montplaisir, James Sosinski, Rob Mangini

-- 197 -- Tim Duffey, Bryan Hoops, Jeremy Defalco

-- 198 -- David Wilson, Matt Rollins, Steward Bahl

-- 200 -- Tom Beach, Erik Nielsen, Chuck Eckerman

-- 201 -- Sean O'Malley, Ted Meyer, Craig Reasoner

*** SENIOR ***

-- 198 -- Rusty Brown, Mills Brown, Mike Butler* Steve Dallas, Ed Smith, Bob Munoz

-- 199 -- Mike Caviness, Steve Myers, Gordon Small

-- 201 -- Frank Ellenberg, Rich Morrison, Robin McCool

-- 202 -- Rick Colt, Jim Carlile, Gregg Willits Bob Turell, David Schlang, Bud Ardell

*** LEGENDS ***

-- 202 -- Marv White, Jack Blair, Fred Boice* Bob Mandeville, Herb Weber, Harron Hale

-- 204 -- Tom Walinski, Gary Panks, Paul Hyatt Jerry Cundari, George Mack, Bob Cantin Art Kleppen, Gary Giglio, Bob Morgenstern

ABOUT THE MV3 Invitational

One of the most unique formats in amateur golf. Three man teams play a scramble, then best 2 of 3 balls. Among the most popular events in Arizona, and perhaps the best run event in the state. Three teams dropped each year from the open (25+) and senior (50+) divisions. Waiting list exists, and spots are set aside for Arizona players having a good year but not otherwise eligible. Played at the home of Ping Golf.

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