Chamber golf tournament fun for all

Published 12:24 am Friday, April 2, 2010

NATCHEZ — The team of Lloyd Trisler, Mike Cook, Bill McKenzie and Jordan Farmer started its round with eagle-3s on two of its first three holes to get off to as good of a start as a four-man team could imagine.

The Natchez Community Hospital-sponsored team ended up winning the 17th annual Natchez-Adams Chamber of Commerce Scramble with a round of 18-under-par 54 Thursday afternoon at Beau Pré Country Club.

“We had a blast. Mike Cook made some great shots. Jordan Farmer hit the ball real well. Bill made a lot of putts today,” Trisler said. “We eagled three of the four par-5s.”

That included an eagle on their opening hole, No. 8, and their third hole of the round, No. 10. They added another eagle on 18 to go with 12 birdies and three pars.

On a day in which four teams had rounds in the 50s, only the players on the first-place team received a trophy.

The Dr. Jeff Anderson-sponsored team of Dr. Anderson, Casey Ham, Wesley Rogers and Richard Edgin, which started on No. 2, came up empty on several opportunities to convert putts for eagles and wound up two shots back at 16-under-par 56.

“We only had one eagle, on No. 14, and we had seven chances,” Ham said. “Made a bunch of birdies, but we didn’t make many any eagle putts. We had a good time. It’s a good tournament.”

Some early pars by the United Mississippi Bank-sponsored team of Adrian Sandel, Chris Hutchins, John Christian and Adrian Stallone hurt its chances of finishing atop the leaderboard as it ended up in third place with a round of 15-under-par 57.

“We didn’t start off real well. We parred No. 1 and we parred No. 2,” Stallone said. “We got a birdie on No. 3. We got a par on 4 and after that we birdied every hole except 10, which we eagle, and we had a par on 11 where you could only use a 5-iron.

“The Chamber tournament is one everyone looks forward to. It’s for a good cause. We’re all business people.”

Finishing in fourth place was the Britton & Koontz-sponsored team of Woody Allen, Page Ogden, Bill Salters and Kevin Smith at 14-under-par 58.