Tough conditions highlight Annual Labor Day scramble

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 4, 2000

Demanding pin placements and hot temperatures led to an exciting and challenging day of golf in the Labor Day Breakfast Scramble Monday at Beau Pr\u00E9 Country Club.

In the end, the team of Lloyd Trisler, Mike Cook, Barry Loy and Mike Halley shot a 12-under-par 60 to take the win by two strokes.

&uot;Mike Halley and Barry Loy putted real, and Mike also hit the ball well,&uot; Trisler said. &uot;I didn’t play too good.&uot;

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The team of Gary Farmer, Robbie Savant, Frank Holland and Ed Pickle came in second place with a 10-under-par 62.

&uot;It was a good day except for the heat,&uot; Pickle said.

&uot;Gary Farmer played real well,&uot; Savant said. &uot;He was the key to our team.&uot;

Four teams ended up tied for third place with a nine-under-par 63: Tom Geoghegan, Frances Meason, Gene Taylor and Pete Buttross; Scott Kimbrell, Scott Kimbrell, Jr., Martin Kimbrell and Glynn Laird; Ross Partridge, Bob Calcote, Jake Middleton and Eric Lazzari; and Dan Bland, Forest Persons, Mary Lessley and Fred Mange.

&uot;Our strong driver was Dan Bland,&uot; Lessley said. &uot;He drove the ball real well. The rest of us did the chipping and the putting. The heat was unbelievable. But it was fun, which is what this is all about.&uot;

&uot;We should have birdied two of the par fives, and we didn’t do it,&uot; Scott Kimbrell said. &uot;There were some tough pin placements out there.&uot;

&uot;It was a miracle we had a 63,&uot; Laird said. &uot;We had a hard time reading the putts. It was fun though.&uot;

The temperature, which reached 90 degrees before 11 a.m. and the mid-90s by noon, along with difficult pin placements made play tough for many of the participants.

Bill Byrne, Mac Holliday, Jean Daigre and Bob Latham had a 64 and won a scorecard playoff over four other teams.

&uot;We were missing putts everywhere,&uot; said Stephen Hollingsworth, who, along with teammates Billie Auld, Danny Hammett and Ray Colter, came up short in the scorecard playoff with a 64 despite having birdie putts lip out on three of the first six holes.

One of three teams who had a 65 was the team of C. C. Barnes, Don Gardner, Tom Kolb and Faye Kolb.

&uot;We did okay,&uot; Barnes said. &uot;We were in contention — in our minds.&uot;

&uot;We had too many putts and too few putts in the hole,&uot; Gardner said. &uot;We had some makeable putts, but they just didn’t go in.&uot;

The highest score of the tournament was a 70 by the team of Russell Butts, Lucius Butts, Lucius Butts III and Dick Power.