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Leblanc, Guidry win 4-ball

NATCHEZ — With the first-round co-leading teams fading in the final round of the 2013 Spring Pilgrimage 4-Ball at Beau Pré Country Club, the team of Daryl Leblanc and Nick Guidry survived strong winds to take first place in the championship flight.

Leblanc and Guidry, who began Sunday’s final round trailing the teams of Larry Wood and Brady Stoutes as well as Michael Carroll and Matt Clark by one shot, fired a 3-under-par 69 for a two-day score of 135 and a one-stroke win over Trey Blue and Trampus Butler.

Blue and Butler backed up their opening-round score of 4-under-par 68 with another round of 68 to finish at 136. Meanwhile, the team of Wood and Stoutes had difficulty battling a stiff northwest wind during the afternoon that at times gusted over 30 miles per hour, and finished with a final-round score of 2-over-par 74 to finish in third place with a two-day score of 139.

The team of Carroll and Clark did even worse than that as they shot a final-round 75 to finish at 140 and fifth place after losing a scorecard playoff to the team of Gene Francis and Jerry Beauchamp, whose final-round 71 put them at 140 and fourth place.

Darren and Marks Sutton won the first flight after firing a final-round 2-under-par 70 for a two-day score of 143. Dean and Dewayne Brown had back-to-back rounds of even-par 72 to finish second at 144.

The team of Tee Cotten and Chandler Russ was one of the few teams that did better on Sunday than on Saturday as the shot a final-round 70 to finish at 144 and first place in the second flight. Bill King and Steven Holzenthal had a final-round 75 for a two-day score of 154 to finish first in the third flight.