- Last Updated on 08:16 AM 05/28/14
- BY Doug Ford
Consistent golf resulted in a second straight Halifax Country Club Member-Guest Tournament title for Brad Thomasson and Jeff Kidd on Sunday.
Thomasson and Kidd held off a stiff challenge from several teams to win the title, carding a 63-64-127 in the two-day event.
Paul Butler and David Ford finished four strokes behind the winners with a 67-64-131, good for the runner-up spot in the Championship Flight, and Ronnie Moore and Jackie Thomasson were third with a 65-67-132, one stroke behind Butler and Ford.
Tommy Spencer and Brad Schrader carded a 71-65-136 to win the First Flight, and Derek Mason and Kevin Dawson won the Second Flight with a two-day total of 74-66-140.
Roger Long and Ralph Beard captured Third Flight honors with 77-67-144, Jimmy Allen and Michael Compton fired a 80-73-153 to win the Fourth Flight, and Doug Fleig and Tyler Fleig won the Fifth Flight with a 82-72-154.
The winners were tied with Jimmy Clay and Woody Clay after Saturday’s round, each with a 63, and the teams were still tied on No. 12 before their team caught a break, according to Thomasson.
“It was a very tight match for the first 11 or 12 holes, and we were tied going into No. 12,” said Thomasson. “They had a bit of misfortune. We got a little bit of a lead there and just maintained it through the rest of the round.”
Jimmy and Woody Clay slipped to a 70 in the second round and out of contention.
“It was even through 12, and they had one bad hole,” remarked Kidd.
“After that, we were just trying to hit it on the green, make a couple of putts and keep the pars going in.
“We did luck up and get a birdie.”
Consistent golf, especially on Saturday brought them their third member-guest title, according to Thomasson.
“Yesterday, we struggled on one hole and lucked out a par, and other than that we played more consistent.”
An Air Force veteran, Kidd didn’t lose sight of the meaning of Memorial Day.
“Every day you try to keep that in your mind,” said Kidd.
“We’re able to come out here and play golf because of people’s sacrifices and people that never came home.
“We’re able to come out here and play golf and have freedoms other countries aren’t allowed.
“We need to remember that every day.”
A number of Halifax Country Club staff and groundskeepers did their part in organizing and putting on the tournament, according to Thomasson, including grounds keeper William Puryear and his assistants, tournament director Drew Lewis, along with Mary Ann Lewis, Joanna Blackstock, Susan Chandler, Pat Crew, course consultant Bill Singleton, Robbie Harris, Allyson Sizemore and Kaitlin Fallen.
Brad Thomasson-Jeff Kidd63-64-127
Paul Butler-David Ford67-64-131
Ronnie Moore-Jackie Thomasson65-67-132
Jimmy Clay-Woody Clay63-70-133
W.J. Long-Ed Edgar67-67-134
Phil Rinker-John Howerton65-70-135
Brad Mele-Chris Mele67-70-137
Tommy Spencer-Brad Schrader71-65-136
James Lewis-Bill Hite71-66-137
Nathan Lantor-Hunter Thompson71-67-138
Donald Gravitt-Kyle Gravitt 68-71-139
Earle Orme-Justin Saunders69-70-139
Joel Cunningham Jr.-Chris Coleman69-71-140
Mark Repokis-Grady Spencer70-70-140
Alan Gravitt-Bill Maxwell69-71-140
Arthur Lantor-Jeff Parr69-72-141
Brent Myers-Sammy Puryear70-72-142
Roy Bradley-John Mele68-75-143
Walter Robertson-David Day69-74-143
Brad Davis-Chris Harris71-73-144
Coleman Speece-Randy Haugh71-79-150
Derek Mason-Kevin Dawson74-66-140
Philip Payne-Scott Martin73-67-140
Gary Gupton-Mark Bullock73-71-144
Rodney Watts-Andy Schleifstein 74-72-146
Jackie Caldwell-Scott Petriskie72-75-147
Robert Fallen-Mike Dunn73-74-147
Jay Henderson-Scott Vaughan74-73-147
Michael Puryear-Griffin Kapp75-72-147
Donnie Hughes-Justin Tuck75-74-149
Teddy Holt-Brandon Harris75-74-149
Tommy Daniel-Wesley Chappell73-77-150
Jody Nelson-Justin Hatcher73-78-151
Greg Meeks-Chuck Nelson75-77-152
Roger Long-Ralph Beard77-67-144
Kwang Kim-Johnny Wilson77-71-148
John Lantor-Chuck Newcomb76-75-151
John Morgan-Tyler Willis76-75-151
Dennis Witt-Graham Witt78-74-152
Eric Arthur Jr.-Nick Gessell77-77-154
Mike Thackston-Kent Thompson77-77-154
Dan Powell-Nick Carter78-76-154
Mike Jenkins-Charles Wagstaff77-77-154
Bobby Wilborn-J.B. Walker78-77-155
George Hayes-Tom Coates77-80-157
Paul Glass-Brad Smith78-80-158
Dennis Seamster-Steve Reynolds77-82-159
Craig Nuhfer-Mike Francisco78-82-160
Jimmy Allen-Michael Compton80-73-153
Tim Davis-Ned Covington79-75-154
Jason Kirkhart-Ken Kirkhart79-77-156
Mike Sizemore-Ryan Motley79-77-156
Steve Crutchfield-Darrell Carter79-79-158
Charles Thompson-Randy Reames81-77-158
Chris Cole-Chris Wilborn79-81-160
Preston Crowder-Matt Crowder80-81-161
Woody Long-Willie Murray81-80-161
Doug Fleig-Taylor Fleig82-72-154
Sammy Fisher-Kevin Fisher84-76-160
Joel Cunningham Sr.-Rod Bennett85-79-164
Grayson Francis-Rodney Mason85-80-165
Daniel Ivey-Justin Shepperd83-84-167
Phillip Saunders-Steve Long88-80-168
Jason Parker-Chris Parker86-82-172
Gray Ramsey-Cleve Campbell86-86-172