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Temple Cup Senior: Final-Round Shootout Brewing
07 Apr 2006
see also: Temple Senior Cup Golf Tournament, Crown Colony Country Club

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LUFKIN, TX (April 7, 2006)--Round two at the Temple Cup Senior saw improving scores and some familiar names climbing the leader board, setting up quite a shootout for the final round. Steve Earsley and Mike Rice started the day one shot behind first-round leaders Henry Cole and Van Stewart, but a second consecutive 5-under 67 gave them the lead by two shots.

Rice, the reigning U.S. Senior Amateur champion, won this event with Bob Hullender in 1997 and 1999. Earsley, from Hobe Sound, FL, is coming off a playoff win in the Palm Beach Senior Classic earlier this week.

Sitting two shots back after consecutive 68's is the team of Larry Thomas and Chip Stewart, who won this event four straight times from 2000-2003. Three teams are another shot back at 137--Cole and Stewart after a 71, William Sumner and Gary Kirwan with a 70, and Dan Alpha and Doug Baker who moved into contention with a 6-under 66.

No other team managed to break 140 for the two rounds, so any team outside the top five will need to make a big charge to give themselves a chance to win. Jerry Hudgins and Bill Wiley shot the low round of the day with a 65 for a 140 total, and sit tied for 6th with Ford Cartwright and Mike Hopson.

Among other past champions, Todd Lusk/Andy Wall (2004) shot a 68 to sit tied for 9th at 142, while Charles Hill, Jr./Bob Sine (2005) sit tied for 20th at 147.

Crown Colony continues to demonstrate its excellence as a championship venue. It has long been one of the highest-rated courses in the state of Texas, and has an impressive championship pedigree. In addition to annually hosting the Temple Cup and Temple Cup Senior, Crown Colony was the site of the Southern Amateur in 1987 and 2001, and the Texas State Amateur in 1982 and 1998.

The 54-hole, best-ball tournament concludes with the final round on Saturday.

Second-round results from the Temple Cup Senior, played at Crown Colony Country Club in Lufkin, TX, April 6-8, 2006:

1 Steve Earsley Mike Rice 67 67 134
2 Larry Thomas Chip Stewart 68 68 136
T3 Dan Alpha Doug Baker 71 66 137
T3 William Sumner Gary Kirwan 67 71 137
T3 Henry Cole Van Stewart 66 71 137
T6 Bill Wiley Jerry Hudgins 75 65 140
T6 Ford Cartwright Mike Hopson 70 70 140
8 John Goode John Pigg 71 70 141
T9 Andy Wall Todd Lusk 74 68 142
T9 Joe Cadle Tom Miller 74 68 142
T9 Bob Vidricksen Frank Roth 73 69 142
T9 Gary Seaman Don Seaman 71 71 142
T9 Bob Abbott Jim Martin 71 71 142
T9 David Moore Steve Bueltel 68 74 142
15 Howard Knowles Bert Rogers 74 69 143
16 Pat Trowbridge Ed Heffern 74 70 144
T17 Mike Morgan Johnson Ramsey 75 70 145
T17 Dakin Cramer Corky Nelson 72 73 145
19 Harvey McCraw Mike Atnip 74 72 146
T20 Charles Hill, Jr. Bob Sine 73 74 147
T20 Carey Schulten Curt Wagner 73 74 147
T20 Henry Ellis Jerry Gatti 71 76 147
T23 Joe Battson Robert Scardino 76 72 148
T23 Mike Busch Wes Duperier 76 72 148
T23 Richard Cozby Mike O'Brien 73 75 148
T26 Frank Pickens Bob Bishop 78 71 149
T26 Jay Gasper Bob Wands 78 71 149
T26 Bill Davis Skip Warren 75 74 149
T26 Bob Boeger Ralph Foltz 72 77 149
T30 Bob Twaddell Terry Bigham 77 73 150
T30 John Steineker Jim Thigpen 76 74 150
T30 Carl Ahrens Tommy Cruse 74 76 150
T33 Buddy Hurst Pat Hodges 77 74 151
T33 Max Haney Bill Slaughter 77 74 151
T33 Bill Rogers George Hunter 76 75 151
T33 Richard Mosman Bob Mosman 75 76 151
T33 Rex Covert Rick Rogers 74 77 151
38 W. Dick Davis Don Addington 78 74 152
T39 Craig Carlisle Ron Montgomery 79 74 153
T39 Gene Ross Bob Duboise 77 76 153
T39 Jim Pope Kent Herndon 74 79 153
T42 Mace Brindley Scott Jones 78 76 154
T42 Larry Augsburger Henry Hair 76 78 154
T44 B.J. Shaw Gary Mellema 80 75 155
T44 Tripp Owen Joel Broussard 77 78 155
T46 John McDonald Jim Rath 79 78 157
T46 Dick Martin Fred Hansen 79 78 157
T46 Bobby Gray Rod Simmons 78 79 157
49 Jack Bailey Mike Arrington 81 81 162
50 Norman Brady Don Campbell 95 88 183
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