Solutions Team on top at Co-Lin tourneyPublished 12:01am Friday, April 26, 2013
NATCHEZ — The Solutions Team-sponsored team of Todd Gooden, Monte Hilton, Chad Hartzog and Kevin Jones took low corporate score honors Thursday afternoon at the Natchez Golf Classic at Beau Pré Country Club.
The Solutions Team had the best on-course round of the day at 18-under-par 54. But it wasn’t the typical way of getting that score, in that there were no eagles and no pars. This team birdied all 18 holes on the course.
“The course is in great shape. We enjoyed it,” Hartzog said. “The longest putt we made today was 18 to 20 feet.”
The Anderson Team of Jeff Anderson, Mitch Ashmore, Jordan Farmer and Ken Janette had the low gross score at 17-under-par 55.
“We started off real hot. Made four birdies and an eagle in the first five holes. Then we made a terrible par on No. 2,” Farmer said. “We had three pars in five holes. Then we had an eagle on No. 12. We had fun.”
Despite shooting a round of 13-under-par 59, the Franklin County Memorial Hospital team of Ben Yarbrough, Mike Boleware, Nathan Addison and Joey Albritton had the low net score of 30-under-par 42 thanks to a 17-handicap.
The weather couldn’t have been any better for the 13th annual edition of Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s golf tournament.
“It was a little chilly this morning, but by the time we had our (1 p.m.) shotgun start, the temperature had warmed up and the wind slowed down,” Co-Lin Natchez Campus Director of Public Information Nancy McFarland said. “The course was lovely this morning. I rode around on it.”
As for having a full field of 24 teams in this four-person scramble, McFarland said, “We’ve had a wonderful turnout today.”
Jake Middleton, a member of the Big M Supply team that shot 12-under-par 60, said, “This is for a great cause. We’re glad to support this. Co-Lin’s a great college. We had a great time. Weather was really nice.”