‘Solid round’ leads to Olds scramble win

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 30, 2000

Duncan Park Golf Pro Marvin Gray said he hopes this year’s Oldsmobile Scramble will continue and grow for next year.

&uot;We spent all day Friday trying to get some more teams to register for this tournament,&uot; Gray said. &uot;This is the first year the Oldsmobile Scramble has been at Duncan Park since I’ve been here. This is the start of something big.&uot;

Paul Sparks, B.J. Guido, Hayden Kaiser III and Chad Huber shot a 56 to win the Oldsmobile Scramble local qualifier Saturday at Duncan Park. The winning team shot a 13-under-par 58 and had a team handicap of +2 for its 56.

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&uot;We had a solid round. Everyone contributed quite a lot,&uot; Huber said. &uot;We played pretty well.

&uot;We had some good shots. We missed some putts that we should have made.&uot;

Huber, Sparks, Guido and Kaiser advanced to the sectional tournament, which will be held at Beau Pr\u00E9 Country Club on Monday, Aug. 14.

&uot;We’re looking forward to the challenge of playing at Beau Pr\u00E9, our home course,&uot; Huber said.

Only seven teams participated in the tournament, and that was just enough to allow the winner to advance to the sectional tournament.

The team of Kinny Carlton, John Carlton, Charlie Kyzar and Phil Hennington came in second place with a net score of 57 (59 minus +2).

&uot;We played as good as we could play,&uot; Kinny Carlton said. &uot;We played solid but we missed three eagle putts. If we would have made one of them that would’ve been the difference.&uot;

Linda Gardner, Iley Dillon, Fulton Hancock and Kent Blanton had a net score of 58 (60 minus +2.)

&uot;We all contributed,&uot; Gardner said about the group she was playing in. &uot;The only hole we messed up on was the par-5 5th and we scrambled to make par.

&uot;I played better than I thought. As a team we played good.&uot;

The team of Woody Allen, Tom Geoghegan, Ross Partridge and Mark Carter, Jr. had a net score of 59 (60 minus a +1 team handicap) as did the team of Pete Buttross, Larry Davis, Cookie Wilson and Mike Halley (63 minus a +4 team handicap).

Two teams had net scores of 61: David Cothren, Baxter Lee, Mark Mason and Robbie Savant (64 minus a +3 team handicap); and Paul Byrne, Jerry Lambuth, Johnny Christian and Phil Hale (62 minus a +1 team handicap).

&uot;We were two-under par on the front nine and seven-under par on the back nine,&uot; Lambuth said. &uot;We hung in there. We didn’t quit. We were like a strong racehorse, but we were slow coming out of the shoot.&uot;

&uot;We’ve played the last two years of local qualifying at Beau Pr\u00E9,&uot; Christian said.

&uot;This year we didn’t qualify for sectionals at Beau Pr\u00E9 so we played at Duncan Park. If there was another local qualifier this year we’d play that too. More people in Natchez need to get involved in this. This is a big tournament.&uot;