GORDONSVILLE, Va. (May 8, 2008)--The Florida team of Rich Bauch, Naples, and Tim Miller, Venice, rallied Thursday to win the 26th annual Society of Seniors’ Ed Tutwiler Memorial Four-Ball at Spring Creek Golf Club.
A final round of 68, which included three birdies on the last six holes, pushed Bauch and Miller from a two-stroke deficit Wednesday to the victory by two shots at 13 under par 203.
Tied for second at 205 were the defending champions, Paul Simson of Raleigh, N.C., and Robert Kulp of Winston-Salem, N.C., with the 2002 winners, Jerry Greenbaum of Atlanta and Alan Foster of Manlius, N.Y., who had the day’s low score, 66. Simson and Kulp shot 67.
In the super seniors division for members 65 and older went to a playoff at 205 with Phil Saylor of Johnstown, Pa., making birdie on the first extra hole as he teamed with Dave King of Sterling, Va., for the win. They edged Bob Wernick of
Rancho Mirage, Calif., and Rich Anderson of Bloomington, Minn., the second round co-leaders.
The Four-Ball, which honors the memory of one of the Society’s founders, drew 28 teams in each flight to an Ed Carton design rated the best new course in the
U.S. in 2007 by Golf Digest. There was a light rain at the start of the final round
which cleared out as the day wore on.
Full results follow:
Seniors (55-64), 6,630 yards, par 72
-- 203 --
Rick Bauch, Naples, Fla., and Tim Miller, Venice, Fla., 68-67-68.
-- 205 --
Alan Foster, Manlius, N.Y., and Jerry Greenbaum, Atlanta, Ga.,
Robert Kulp, Winston-Salem, N.C., Paul Simson, Raleigh, N.C., 70-68-67.
-- 206 --
John Casstevens, Glen Allen, and Tom Grady, Marshall, Va.,
Tom Elfers, Glendale, Ohio, and Taylor Metcalfe, Loveland, Ohio, 69-68-69.
Lloyd Hughes, Dallas, Texas, and Bob Kain, Hunting Valley, Ohio, 67-66-73.
-- 207 --
Steve Earsley, Hobe Sound, Fla., and Van Lefferdink, Jupiter,
-- 208 --
Larry Boswell, Jamestown, N.C., and Ronnie Grove, Raleigh, N.C.,
-- 209 --
Doug Fraser, Mays Landing, N.J., and Gary Strickfaden, Pinehurst,
John McCreary, Greenport, N.Y., and Dwaine Roney, Fort Myers, Fla.,
Super Seniors (65-up), 6,320 yards, par 72
-- 205 --
Dave King, Sterling, Va., and Phil Saylor, Johnstown, Pa. 67-68-70.
Rich Anderson, Bloomington, Minn., and Bob Wernick, Rancho Mirage, Calif.,
*King-Saylor won playoff, birdie on first extra hole.
-- 206 --
Bob Hullender, San Antonio, Texas, and Richard Tatum, Atlanta,
-- 208 --
Joe Estes, Atlanta, Ga., and Skip Juris, Dublin, Ohio, 68-71-69.
Sandy Knapp, Callawassie Island, S.C., and Walt Martin, Oakton, Va., 67-70-71.
Brodie Baker, Bermuda Run, N.C., and Don Wood, Louisville, Ky., 69-66-73.
-- 210 --
Paul Davies, St. Helens Island, S.C., and Mark Mulvoy, Rye, N.Y.,
-- 211 --
Jerry Jackson, Kokomo, Ind., and Bill Western, Aiken, S.C.,
Jim Frost, Mercer Island, Wash., and Billy Key, Columbus, Ga., 69-71-71.
-- 212 --
Russell Berkoben, Perrysburg, Ohio, and Bruce Rotte, Bellevue,