Mayacama Golf Club (Trans-Miss Golf/Twitter photo)
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2018) – Creighton Honeck
and Clint Frost
backed up their first-round 64 with a second-round 63 Wednesday in the second round of the Trans-Miss Four-Ball Championship at Mayacama Golf Club and will take the lead into the final round. Steven Hudson and Brad Kropp lead the Senior Division after carding a 7-under 65 in the second round, and Dave Sheff and Rich Tolly are atop the Super Senior Division thanks in large part to Sheff’s eagle on the par-4 second hole.
With one round left to play, the leading teams find themselves in prime position.
Texans Honeck and Frost made the turn Wednesday at 5 under and without a single bogey on the card. They made their lone bogey later in the day on the par-4 12th but followed it with a string of four birdies in a row starting at No. 13. Their round of 9-under 63 tied for the tournament low, and left them 17 under for the championship, four shots ahead of the next-best team.
Travis Peterson and Domingo Jojola will look to catch the Texans in the final round. Peterson and Jojola, both from California, got off to a slow start Wednesday, completing the first nine holes (they teed off on No. 10) at 1 over. Starting on the second nine, however, they caught fire. They made eagle on the par-5 second and made birdie on the third and fourth holes. They made another birdie on the seventh and capped off their round with another eagle on the ninth. Their 6-under effort leaves them four shots behind the leaders.
First-round leaders David Richards and Robert Kupchynsky, both of Dallas, Texas, bounced back from a shaky start with a 2-under 70. They are six shots off the pace.
Despite making two bogies on the back nine, Hudson and Kropp managed to hold on to the senior lead. After all, they had five birdies to counter those bogeys. Their 7-under 65 was the low round of the day in the Senior Division and vaulted them to the top of the leaderboard.
First-round senior leaders Kip Estep and Don Gafner had even-par 72 in the second round and trail Hudson and Kropp by five entering the final round.
Finally, Sheff and Tolly vaulted up the Super Senior leaderboard with a 6-under 66 highlighted by an eagle from Sheff on the seventh hole. They combined for six birdies and a bogey in the round to grab a one-shot lead.
ABOUT THE Trans-Miss Four-Ball
One of four annual championships hosted each
the historic Trans-Mississippi Golf Association. Each
player must be a member of a Trans-Mississippi
club, but not necessarily the same club. Players who
not belong to a Trans-Miss member club can speak
their club's manager or board of directors to
them to join (dues are very reasonable and support
Trans-Miss Turf Scholarship Fund). Alternatively,
entrants may make a contribution in lieu of club
membership to the Turf Scholarship Fund.
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