Play wrapped up at the Elks Labor Day Golf Tournament Monday evening.
The weather turned warm and windy for the final round, giving several golfers fits. Leaders from each of the flights teed-off around 1:50 p.m. and those results will be in Wednesday’s edition of The Banner. All participants of Labor Day (Championship) Flight teed-off in the afternoon.
Jamie Gray and Aaron Morgan led the Labor Day Flight with a two-round total of 122 heading into Monday. The duo was followed by Bret Penick and Scott Watson at 123 and Micah Russell and Matt Heston at 124. Four other groups were in contention, as J.J. Russell and Bryan Adams were sitting at 125 and Aaron Simpson and Chance Vorphal were at 126. Elks head pro Josh Stewart and Ken Shaw were tied with Joe Ray and David Vendetti at 127.
“It’s been a really good weekend,” Stewart said. “The weather has been good, play has been good and we haven’t really had any complaints. I can say that the new par 5, No. 15, has played great. I think that’s a big plus for us.”
At the top of the leader board in the A Flight were Danny Mercer and Tony Johnston at 124. Jerry Wilson and Wayne Bardsher were tied with Joe Morales and Jay Head were tied for second at 128. Just behind them were Rann White and Matt Taylor at 129.
Kyle and Jason McPherson were the top finishers from the morning round in A Flight. The McPherson’s finished with a three-day total of 204. Jerry and Brad Bailey finished with a 209 and Gerry Singer and Sam Amerson finished at 210.
Rick Hickenbottom and Brandon Barker led B Flight after two rounds with a 132. In second place were Randy Russell and Joe Roberts at 136, followed by James Roberts and Zack Dennis in third at 137. Shane Bryan and Jerry Fine were seven strokes back at 139.
Tony Huff and James Humelsine finished the tournament with a 213 to lead those who played in the morning round Monday. Bill and Clint Garrett were one stroke back at 214, while Ross Hutson and Eric Fields were tied with Rusty and Randy Freel at 215.
Leading C Flight after two rounds were Shawn Bateman and Gary Newberry at 133. The team was three strokes ahead of Bruce Williams and Mike Shain at 136. Calvin Kirkland and Cory Grovenburg were third at 138. Kyle Lewis and Matt Hall were tied with Otho McHugh and Frank Atwater at 139.
Earl Gardner and Brent Bullard led the C Flight groups who finished Monday with a 216. Wade and Kyle Christian were behind Gardner and Bullard with a 219. Mike Fiorillo and C.H. Barnes shot a three-round total of 222.
At the top of D Flight was Keith Fredrick and Jason Hunt with a 135. B.J. Chapman and Ronnie Ladon were second with a 141, followed by Clark Mitchell and Mike Milton at 142. There was a four-way tie for fourth at 147.
Kary Covington and Ryan Blundell were the three-round leaders at 222. Virgil Davis and Tim Johnson finished the tournament with a 224.
The final flight, E Flight, was led by Phillip Skinner and Bill Bradley at 143 after two rounds. Don and Jeff Henricks were second at 147 and Connie Burton and Nub Sullivan were third at 150.
Evan Hart and Patrick Meshell finished the tournament with a 231. Phillip Buchanon and Dexter Troutman shot a 233, while Dan Neal and Zach Harbert shot a 239.
— Ben Whitehead is the sports editor for The Duncan Banner. He can be reached at 255-5354, Ext. 165, or via e-mail at email@example.com.