PENSACOLA, Fla. (May 14, 2010) – Virginians John Long and John Price completed a wire-to-wire tournament performance Friday to win the 28th annual Society of Seniors/Ed Tutwiler Memorial Four-Ball at Pensacola Country Club.
Long, of Centreville, and Price, of Chantilly, closed with 69 for 198, winning the senior division for players 55-64 years of age by three strokes. This followed rounds of 62-67 the first two days when they led by five and seven shots, respectively.
In the super seniors flight for members 65 and older, Georgians Nick Kirkland, Snellville, and Richard Tatum, Atlanta, closed with 66-203, coming from three strokes behind Thursday to win by one.
It was the first Society of Seniors overall or age group title for any of the four players.
Jerry Jackson of Sarasota and Bill Western of Aiken, S.C., the first and second round leaders among the super seniors, shot 71 and dropped to third at 205.
The third event of the SofS season, which honors one of the organization’s founders, drew 29 teams. Next on the schedule will be the second annual The Hesler July 19-22 at Scioto CC in Columbus, Ohio.
Society of Seniors
Ed Tutwiler Memorial Four-Ball
Pensacola CC, Pensacola, Fla.
Seniors, 55-64, 6,567 yards, par 72
198 – John Long, Centreville, Va., and John Price, Chantilly, Va., 62-67-69.
201 – Tom Elfers, Loveland, Ohio, and Taylor Metcalfe, Glendale, Ohio, 67-69-65.
203 – Doug Farr, Monroe, La., and Robert Shelton, Lafayette, La., 69-68-66.
204 – Vinny Giles, Juno Beach, Fla., and Virgil Pelham, Jacksonville, Fla., 69-68-67. Rick Bauch, Hartland, Wis., and Tim Miller, Kokomo, Ind., 67-69-68.
206 – Bill Blalock, Atlanta, Ga., and Don Russell, Tequesta, Fla., 71-69-66. Alan Foster, Manlius, N.Y., and Jerry Greenbaum, Atlanta, Ga., 68-68-70.
208 – Tom Grady, Marshall, Va., and Skip Zobel, Virginia Beach, Va., 68-71-69.
210 – Rusty Napier, Shalimar, Fla., and John O’Neill, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., 73-70-67.
Super Seniors, 65-older, 6,281 yards, par 72
203 – Nick Kirkland, Snellville, Ga., and Richard Tatum, Atlanta, Ga., 67-70-66.
204 – Thomas Flory, Madison, Va., and Peter Jacobi, Arlington, Va., 69-68-67.
205 – Jerry Jackson, Sarasota, Fla., and Bill Western, Aiken, S.C., 65-69-71.
207 – Jim Dubois and Bob Rogoff, Coral Springs, Fla., 66-69-72.
208 – Gerry Graham, Mesa, Ariz., and Ched Hikes, Scottsdale, Ariz., 68-73-67. Max Mathews, Andalusia, Ala., and Don Wood, Louisville, Ky. 72-67-69.
210 – Charles Busbee, McDonough, Ga., and Paul Cobb, Norcross, Ga., 71-72-67.
211 – Howard Knowles, Houston, Texas, and Urquit Morris, Charleston, S.C., 72-68-71. Dave King, Potomac Falls, Va., and Walt Martin, Oakton, Va., 70-70-71.
- story courtesy Society of Seniors