EL PASO, TX (October 9, 2005) -- The Vista Hills CC duo of Kim Smith and David Moore of Vista Hills claimed their first Sun Country Amateur Senior Four Ball title Sunday at Vista Hills Country Club. 36-holes wasn’t enough. The pair were tied with defending champions Gary Jeffries of Rio Mimbres GC in Deming and Barry McClure of Picacho Hills CC following final round action.
Both teams finished regulation play at 6-under par 138, carding similar scores of 71 Sunday and 67 Sunday. Players also endured a delayed start because of thundershowers, then a 30-minute delay during Sunday’s action.
In the playoff, both teams earned birdies on the par 5, first hole, then pars on the par 5 18th hole. Players went to number 1 again, when Smith closed things out, sinking a 10-foot birdie putt. Both McClure and Jeffries had birdie efforts to extend the playoff, but the putts just didn’t drop.
Teams also had the option of competing in a net flight. Earning the net flight crown were Duke Ward and Dave Van Horn of Apache Mesa GC, finishing with a total of 125.
Results – SCAGA Senior Four Ball Championship – Vista Hills CC, El Paso, TX, Par 72, 6,850 yards
Top 10 Scores and ties Indicated
Kim Smith/David Moore, Vista Hills CC 71-67-138*
Gary Jeffries, Rio Mimbres/Barry McClure, Picacho Hills CC 71-67-138
Gary Hackney/Bud Jones, Picacho Hills CC 68-72-140
Dennis Healy, NMSU GC/Dave Garcia, El Paso CC 69-72-141
Larry Lujan, Albuquerque CC/Ed Doerffel, NMSU 69-72-141
Steve Fox, Rio Mimbres/Jim Curran, Silver City GC 73-70-143
Chuy Rodriquez, Emerald Springs GC/Rick Valentino, Painted Dunes 75-68-143
Bruce Meyer/Blaine McNutt, El Paso CC 72-71-143
Mario Navarro/Don Marchese, Vista Hills CC 71-73-144
Bobby Lyons/John Welsh, Vista Hills CC 69-76-145
Results – SCAGA Senior Four Ball Championship Net Flights– Vista Hills CC, El Paso, TX, Par 72, 6,450 yards
Top 3 Teams and Ties Indicated
Duke Ward/Dave Van Horn, Apache Mesa GC 63-62-125
Buddy Douglas/Charlie Ward, Vista Hills CC 60-68-128
Richard Justis/Robert White, Vista Hills CC 62-66-128
For complete results, click on the tournament link above (amateurgolf.com Premium Membership requested).