Brewer beats Beau Pré field for second year

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 3, 2000

There have only been two club championships at Beau Pr\u00E9 and only one champion.

In 1999, P.Z. Brewer had a two-shot lead after the first round of the inaugural Beau Pr\u00E9 Country Club Championship and won by that margin.

This year’s tournament started out different for Brewer, but the finish was the same, as he took a one-shot victory over Al Guido on Sunday in the Championship Flight to win the Club Championship for the second straight year.

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&uot;I’m glad to have them,&uot; said Brewer about winning the first two Beau Pr\u00E9 Club Championships.

Brewer shot a three-over-par 75 (one birdie, four bogeys) for a two-day total of 148, which was two shots better than his winning score from last year of 150.

&uot;I played pretty solid today,&uot; Brewer said. &uot;I was two-over on the front and one-over on the back. I didn’t hit the ball real well, but I was able to get up and down for par when I needed to.&uot;

Guido had a final-round score of 76 for a two-day score of 149. Guido’s back-nine score of 36 on Sunday was not quite enough to catch Brewer and force a playoff.

&uot;P.Z. beat me,&uot; Guido said. &uot;I played a great round of golf, but I came up a little bit short. I had one bad hole and that killed me.&uot;

First-round leader Kurt Russ fell out of contention on the back nine and had a final-round 81 to finish with a 153.

Bubba Kaiser finished third with a two-day total of 150 (73-77), while Jay Lessley was fourth with a 151 (74-77).

Howard Jones (79-79 158) and Lloyd Trisler (80-78 158) tied for first in the First Flight.

&uot;I missed a couple of short putts,&uot; Trisler said. &uot;I had some good holes and some bad holes.&uot;

&uot;I played about as good as I could today,&uot; Jones said. &uot;The course was better than I was.&uot;

Jerry Donald won the Second Flight with a two-day total of 163 (85-78).

&uot;I played steady. I didn’t have any big mistakes,&uot; Donald said. &uot;I had one birdie on seven from off the green I just kept the ball in play.&uot;

Charles Yarbrough was second with a two-day score of 165 (84-81) while Pete Cooper (87-84 171) and Kinney Carlton (86-85 171) tied for third.

Cliff Merritt moved up from the Third Flight to the Second Flight after shooting an 84 for a two-day score of 183.

Lucius Butts had a final-round 92 to win the Third Flight with a two-day score of 193. Butts contributed his play on Sunday to having teed off in the morning.

&uot;We played in the afternoon yesterday and it was so hot and we were tired,&uot; Butts said. &uot;Today we teed off at 8 a.m. and that made a big difference.&uot;