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Clay, Fallen claim soggy tourney win

Jimmy Clay and Robert Fallen proved Sunday they could swing in the rain with the best of them after coming away with a wet win in the annual Green’s Folly Golf Course Member-Member tournament.

Clay and Fallen, who paired last year for a win in the same tournament, carded a two-day total of 66-63-129, dropping three strokes off their score the second day of the tournament despite rainy and wet conditions on the par 72 layout. 

“We didn’t play quite as well as we did last year, Robert played good, but I didn’t play well,” admitted Clay.

“All in all, we just grinded it out, and we knew if we stayed close we’d have a shot at winning it.

“We had the lead after the first day and knew we had to grind it out.  Robert hit it pretty solid yesterday and hit it good today, but we just didn’t make any putts.”

The pair made enough putts to come away with a two-stroke win over Bobby Conner and Luke Bohm, who finished with a two-day total of 68-63-131.

“I’m not a rain player, some people are mudders, but I’m not one of them,” said Fallen.

“I don’t think anybody putted well this weekend, but we made enough of them.

“The greens react a little different when they’re wet, and we got it close but didn’t make many of them.”

“We scraped it around pretty good this weekend and got it done for the win,” added Clay.


Green’s Folly Member-Member Results

Championship Flight

Jimmy Clay-Robert Fallen 66-63-129 (1st)

Bobby Wilborn-Luke Bohm 68-63-131 (2nd)

Brad Shrader-Dave Ashwell 69-64-133 (3rd)

Charlie Payne-Peter Gasperini 70-63-133

Scott Vaughan-Buck Weatherford 68-67-135

Woody Clay-Chris Young 69-66-135

David Day-Sammy Puryear 70-66-136


First Flight

Henry Murray-Irvin Carter 72-62-134 (1st)

Donald Gravitt-Brandon Harris 73-64-137 (2nd)

Billy Payne-Larry Guill 71-67-138 (3rd)

Mike Ross-Sam Moser 72-67-139

Chris Dockrill-Cecil Granger 72-68-140

David Graham-Joel Cunningham 72-68-140

June Hancock-Walter Robertson 73-67-140

Jimmy Crews-Page Seamster 72-69-141

Chris Coleman-Peter McCready 73-69-142

Mike Gregory-Cecil Brear 73-72-145


Second Flight

L.W. Henderson-E.C. Lewis 74-65-139 (1st)

John Mele-Ronnie Pate 74-65-139 (2nd)

Kelly Puryear-Lee Puryear 75-68-143 (3rd)

Kwang Kim-Justin Saunders 75-69-144

Bobby Murray-Ray Harman 74-71-145

Preston Crowder-Tommy Daniel 74-73-147

Rodney Burchette-Dan Shaw 76-74-150

Guy Haskins-Donnie Ellington 74-77-151


Third Flight

Doug Newcomb-Tom Wade 77-71-148 (1st)

Bill Henderson-Simon Jones 78-72-150 (2nd)

Johnny Wilson-Chuck Newcomb 79-75-154 (3rd)

Tony Roberts-Maurice Kent 77-77-154

Steve Bliss-Stan Bliss 81-74-155

Jeff Irby-Chris Lacks 84-71-155

Kenneth Hardy-Jeff Hardy 81-75-156

Bob Blake-Carroll Solomon 80-76-156

Randall Bordelon-Scott Elmore 88-78-166