Wellons, Jenkins win the Devlin in a rain-delayed playoff
Bill Wellons and Tucker Jenkins (The Devlin photo)
The Tennessee-based team of Bill Wellons and Tucker Jenkins won The Devlin invitational two-man event in a playoff at Secession Golf Club in Beaufort, S.C.
After two rounds of best-ball, the pair started the third and final round tied at 12 under with Christian Vozza and Eric Atsma, but after seven holes of individual aggregate, the skies opened up and play was halted due to the rain. After a delay, it became evident that the round could not be finished, and so the two teams went out on the course for a playoff.
The two teams headed out to the 16th hole at Secession, where Wellons and Jenkins won on the first playoff hole.
The tournament honors former tour player and golf course architect Bruce Devlin, and three Devlins were in the field, including his grandson Kris who finished third with his partner Craig Smith.
There are two divisions at The Devlin: the Cannon (the open division won by Wellons and Jenkins) and the Saber, the senior division for players ages 50 and over.
L-R: Michael Stamberger, Bruce Devlin, Zan Banks (The Devlin photo)
Zan Banks (Atlanta, Ga.) and Mike Stamberger (Brielle, N.J.) won the Saber division by one shot over the Michigan-based team of Steve Nichols and former U.S. Senior Amateur runner-up Jerry Gunthorpe. Banks and Stamberger shot rounds of 65-63 to finish 16 under par.
Kurt and Kel Devlin, Bruce's sons, teamed up to finish T13 at 5 under par.View results for The Devlin
ABOUT THE The Devlin
The Devlin is a 54-hole best-ball tournament
had a loyal following for over 25
years. 44 two-man teams -- best ball scoring
Friday and Saturday, combined score on
Sunday. The tournament was moved from
Secession Golf Club in South Carolina
in 2011. The Cannon (Championship) Division
mid-amateurs age 25+ with a combined handicap
or less, and the Saber (Senior) Division is for
in the 50+ age group with combined
handicap of 9.0 or less.
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