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Team defends title in Trinity Mayfair Golf Scramble

NATCHEZ — The Dr. Anderson-sponsored team of Dr. Jeff Anderson, Casey Ham, Tom Matthews and Tommy Geoghegan shot a 19-under-par 53 to win the 10th annual Trinity Episcopal Mayfair Scramble Friday afternoon at Beau Pré Country Club.

Anderson, Ham, Matthews and Geoghegan went into this year’s four-man scramble as the defending championship team. They started on the par-5 8th hole and got off to as good of a start as any team ever has at Beau Pré’s golf course.

“We eagled 8, birdied 9 and eagled 10,” Anderson said. “We played good. Geoghegan was our leadoff putter. He made almost everything he looked at. Casey is my long knocker. He can pound the driver. Tom also played good. He knocked them in real close on the par-4s. We would be about 60, 70 yards away and he would get it to about two feet.”

The two eagles on their first two par-5s, 8 and 10, as well as an eagle on the par-5 18th hole proved to be the difference. They also had 13 birdies to go with pars on the par-3 7th and 13th holes.

“There were a couple of pin placements that were tough to get to,” Anderson said.

Finishing just one shot back in second place at 18-under-par 54 was the B&K Bank No. 1 team of Craig Bradford, David Heard, Keith Rayborn and Lloyd Trisler.

“We started on 15. We eagled 15. David chipped in for eagle on 10. Everything else was birdies,” Rayborn said. “Course is in great shape. Good team effort.”

The Team Hairston-sponsored team of Kemp Hairston, Wes Middleton, Richy Spears and Larry Davis came in third place with a round of 16-under-par 56.

After all 16 teams finished their rounds, there was a 100-yard challenge that took place at the 18th hole.

Wesley Rogers started it off by hitting his shot to the back of the green and watching it roll to exactly eight feet from the hole.

Hayden Kaiser III did better than his playing partner on the Gwin, Lewis & Punches-sponsored team by knocking his shot to six feet, four inches from the cup and ended up the winner.