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A New Partner, Same Result At Green’s Folly

Jimmy Clay had a new golfing partner for the Green’s Folly Member-Member tournament last weekend, but the results were familiar, with Clay and Brandon Harris taking home the title by five strokes.

Clay and Harris carded a two-day total of 63-61-124, five strokes better than Chris Young and Woody Clay, who finished at 64-65-129.

Sammy Puryear and David Day were third in the Championship Flight with a 68-62-130.

Chris Dockrill and Cecil Brear (70-66-136) finished first in the First Flight after winning a playoff with Donald Gravitt and Kyle Gravitt (72-64-136), with Kevin Haskins and Bobby Murray (70-67-137) finishing third.

Tommy Daniel and Preston Crowder took home Third Flight honors with a two-day total of 75-69-144, while Kenneth Hardy and Jeff Hardy (76-70-146) took second over John Coghill and Jim Speer (76-70-146) after a match of cards, with Coghill and Speer finishing third.

Bill Morningstar and Trip Morningstar finished atop the Third Flight with a 80-69-149, followed by Guy Haskins and Donnie Ellington (79-72-151) and Bob Blake and Carroll Solomon (79-73-152).

Harris admitted he was a little nervous playing a member-member for the first time with Clay, generally considered one of the top golfers in Halifax County.

“He’s a very good golfer, and I was kind of nervous the first day but calmer today,” said Harris.

“It was right windy today and conditions were tought, but we both played well and hit the ball good.

Harris’ golf game meshes well with his, noted Clay.

“It’s the first time I’ve played with him in a tournament, but he plays like I do,” said Clay.

“We both hit the ball long.  He never got out of a hole, and if I can play with someone who’s never out of a hole, it kind of turns me loose.”

Harris hit a good shot on hole No. 7 the second day of the tournament to help he and Clay pull away, Clay noted.

“We knew we had to play steady today, because Chris and Woody are a really good team.

“He (Harris) hit a really good shot on seven, to within a few feet of the hole and we made eagle.  That gave us some separation.

“We made a long putt for birdie on 12 and that separated us from the field.   I’m happy with the way I hit it all weekend and I’m happy with the way Brandon hit it.
“We played solid together.”

Green’s Folly Member-Member Scores
Championship Flight

Jimmy Clay-Brandon Harris 63-61-124
Chris Young-Woody Clay 64-65-129
Sammy Puryear-David Day 68-62-130
Grady Spencer-Casey Spencer 69-62-131
Dave Ashwell-Scott Martin 67-66-133
Larry Guill-Billy Payne 69-64-133
Charlie Payne-Mike Gregory 69-67-136
Joe Watts-Cecil Lacks 68-69-137
Tommy Spencer-Robert Fallen 68-69-137
Sam Moser-Gene Perkins 69-71-140
Brian Medley-Richard Wentz 68-73-141

First Flight
Chris Dockrill-Cecil Brear 70-66-136
Donald Gravitt-Kyle Gravitt 72-64-136
Kevin Haskins-Bobby Murray 70-67-137
Peter McCready-Gene Wheeler 71-67-138
Bobby Wilborn-Dennis Witt 73-65-138
Walter Robertson-June Hancock 71-68-139
Jay Henderson-Richard Harrell 72-68-140
Rodney Watts-Roger Dale Bennett 73-68-141
Buck Weatherford-Scott Vaughan 72-70-142
Irvin Carter-Clyde Testerman 70-75-145
Donnie Hughes-Joel Hughes 74-78-152

Second Flight
Tommy Daniel-Preston Crowder 75-69-144
Kenneth Hardy-Jeff Hardy 76-70-146
John Coghill-Jim Speer 76-70-146
Paul Snead-Ray Harman 75-73-148
Bill Henderson-Maurice Kent 77-73-150
Bob Bates-Danny Lloyd 77-73-150
Leonard Mitchell-Roy Mitchell 78-72-150
Scott Rottler-David Francis 75-76-151
Rodney Burchette-Dan Shaw 78-73-151
Randall Bordelon-Bill Smith 77-75-152
Butch Cumbey-Stuart Guthrie 78-75-153

Third Flight
Bill Morningstar-Trip Morningstar 80-69-149
Guy Haskins-Donnie Ellington 79-72-151
Bob Blake-Carroll Solomon 79-73-152
Allen Griffin-Ray Hunter 80-73-153
Tom Wade-Mike Daniel 81-75-156
Henry Murray-E.C. Lewis 82-74-156