Foster, Greenbaum Win Ed Tutwiler 4-Ball

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (June 3, 2009)--Jerry Greenbaum of Boca Raton, Fla., and Alan Foster of Manlius, N.Y., and the local pairing of Ched Hikes, Scottsdale, and Gerry Graham, Mesa, were the winners Wednesday in the Society of Seniors’ 27th annual Ed Tutwiler Memorial Four-Ball Championship at Desert Mountain Golf Club.

Greenbaum birdied the 17th hole as he teamed with Foster to win the senior division for players 55 to 64 years old on the Geronimo course. The second round leaders, Greenbaum and Foster closed with 68-197 and a two-stroke margin over Mesa’s Ed Smith and Steve Dallas, who shot 66-199. Smith and Dallas led Greeenbaum and Foster after the first day, 63-64, in the four-ball stroke play format.

It was Greenbaum’s fifth Society championship, including the Tutwiler with Foster in 2002 at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va. Foster now has two Society titles overall. They are the third team to win the Tutwiler more than once, following Floridians Austin Jones and Jack Veghte in 1991-92 and 1994, and Virginians Peter Jacobi and Tom Flory in 1999-2000.

Hikes and Graham won the super seniors flight, ages 65-and-older, on the Cochise course, with 67-199 to overtake the first and second round leaders, Russ Berkoben of Pe rrysburg, Ohio, and Bruce Rotte of Bellevue, Ky. Berkoben and Rotte slipped to second at 70-201. It’s the first Society victory for both Hikes and Graham.

In 1983, Tutwiler was one of the founders of the Society of Seniors, an organization of amateur golfers 55 years and older with handicaps of three or less. He died in November, 1988, at the age of 69. Currently, there are 852 members. The Tutwiler had a total of 48 teams in the two age groups.

The Four-Ball was the third of seven tournaments this year. The remaining events: Aug. 12-14, The Hesler, The Farm GC, Rocky Face, Ga.; Sept. 22-24, Fall Classic, Kiva Dunes, Gulf Shores, Ala.; Oct. 19-22, Dale Morey-John Owens Championship, Lookout Mountain GC and The Honors Course, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Dec. 15-17, Ralph Bogart Winter Invitational, The Club at TwinEagles, Naples, Fla.


Society of Seniors
Ed Tutwiler Memorial Four-Ball Championship
Desert Mountain GC, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Geronimo course, 6,599 yards, 55-64 age group

197 – Alan Foster, Manlius, N.Y., and Jerry Greenbaum, Boca Raton, Fla., 64-65-68. $600 (each).

199 – Steve Dallas and Ed Smith, Mesa, Ariz., 63-70-66. $550.

200 – Phil Mitchell, and John Richart, LaQuinta, Calif., 70-65-65. $450.

201 – Herb Jensen, Carmichael, Calif., and Mark Miller, Antioch, Calif., 66-70-65. $350.

202 – Al Riegel, Maple City, Mich., and Mark Sollenberger, S cottsdale, Ariz., 67-71-64. Lloyd Hughes, Dallas, Texas, and Van Lefferdink, Jupiter, Fla., 67-67-68. $275.

203 – Steve Beckett, Palatka, Fla., and Ron Tumlin, St. Augustine, Fla., 70-66-67. John Price, Chantilly, Va., and David Rasley, Payson, Ariz., 70-66-67. Bill Boles, Wilson, N.C., and Ernie Newton, High Point, N.C., 69-67-67. $116.

Cochise course, 6,195 yards, 65-older
199 – Gerry Graham, Mesa, Ariz., and Ched Hikes, Scottsdale, Ariz., 66-66-67. $600.

201 – Russ Berkoben, Perrysburg, Ohio, and Bruce Rotte, Bellevue, Ky., 65-66-70. $500.

203 – Bob Fouke, Broken Arrow, Okla., and Michael Mahoney, Scottsdale, Ariz., 69-66-68. $400.

205 – Jamie Gough and Tony Petronis, Phoenix, Ariz., 67-71-67. Dave King, Potomac Falls, Va., and Walt Martin, Oakton, Va., 66-69-70. $250.

206 – Larry Boswell, Jamestown, N.C., and Ronnie Grove, Boynton Beach, Fla., 68-70-68. $150.

207 – Thomas Flory, Madison, Va., and Peter Jacobi, Arlington, Va., 72-66-69. $100.

Money listed awarded in merchandise certificates.
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