, Port Arthur, Texas

Bob West

April 2, 2013

West golf notepad: PN-G finishes second in Huntsville tourney

PORT ARTHUR — Port Neches-Groves was a bit off its normal form in last week’s Huntsville Boys’ Spring Classic, played at the Raven’s Nest Golf Club which hosts the upcoming 4A regional. The Indians, paced by a 151(76-75) from Lonnie LaBove finished 20 shots off the pace of 4A winner Huntsville with a 627. Other Indian scores includes a 154 (81-73) by Braden Bailey, a 160 (78-82) from Jarrod Brown and Brandon Soileau’s 162  (80-82).  Nederland, led by Thaine Tillie’s 160 (78-82) was seventh at 662. Other Nederland scores included Hunter Huff’s 163 (78-85), Cole Trevino’s 169 (82-87) and Michael Glover’s 170 (82-88). Huntsville’s Chandler Phillips was the medalist with a 138 (71-67). PN-G will be out to defend its District 20-4A championship next Monday and Tuesday at Wildwood Golf Club . . . Former Lamar quarterback Glen Hill made his second hole in one of 2013 last week in Brownwood. Hill sank a 6-iron on the 164-yard, 5th hole at Hideout Golf Club on Lake Brownwood.  Witnesses were Eddie Thompson, Mike Bailey, Delmer Magrady and Steve Williams . . . After making his fifth consecutive cut last week in Houston, Chris Stroud went on to finish T38 and win $25,420. He’s now No. 111 on the 2013 money list at $234,917. Stroud, by the way, topped the $5 million mark in official PGA Tour earnings the previous week at Bay Hill. He has now won $5,077,948 on the PGA Tour . . . Raymond Rice finished plus 3 to win the Monday Seniors at Belle Oaks. Mike Hebert and Bill Worsham tied for second at plus 1. In the Friday Seniors at Belle Oaks, Bill Taylor won with plus 4. Ralph Childress and Barry Jackson tied for second at plus 2. Rice won closest to the pin on No. 15 . . . The team of Dillard Darbonne, Raymond Darbonne, Charles Leard and Mark Petry finished minus 2 to win the front 9 in the Babe Zaharias Senior 50 Plus Game. On the back, the foursome of Craig Fontenot, Larry Johnson, Gary Anderson and Paul Brown won with minus 4 . . . The Babe Zaharias DogFight was won at 19&5 by the team of Roy Martinez, Cole Lee, Roger Koch and Richard Sibley. There was a tie for second at 16&3 between the team of Adam Noel, Gary Whitfill, Don MacNeil and Larry Rogers and the team of Dwayne Morvant, Bill Fears, Lee Bertrand, Don Duplan and Harold Wilkinson. Closest OT the hole winners were Whitfill (No. 2), Joe Pal (No. 7), Bob Moore (No. 12) and Jack Anderson (No. 15) . . . The Super Saturday Game at The Babe was played in a 2 ball format. The team of Rick Brunner, Dennis Rountree, Ivory Hatch and Robert Lynch won the front in minus 7. On the back, the foursome of Roddy Weatherly, Rick Pritchett, Richard Sibley and Harold Wilkinson won with minus 2 . . . The Senior Game at the Babe was played in a 4 person, 2 ball handicap format. The front nine ended in a tie at minus 15 between the team of Bill Hanley, Gene Hardy and Bob Moore and the team of Raymond Darbonne, Charles Leard, Gene Noble and Paul Bourgeois. On the back, the team of Hilario Padia, Bob Frazier and Charles Huckaby won with minus 12. Closest to the pin winners were Jack Wilson (No. 2), Paul Duplantis (No. 7), Padia (No. 12) and Don MacNeil (No. 15) . . . Upcoming tournaments include the 24th annual Port Arthur Sertoma Club Scramble April 12 at Belle Oaks, the Nederland Heritage Festival (2 person best ball, scramble) April 13 at Babe Zaharias and April 14 at Bayou Din, the Estelle and Allen Fetters Center Scramble April 20 at Belle Oaks and the Memorial High School PTSA Scramble April 20 at Babe Zaharias . . . Contact person for the Sertoma Tournament is Holly Hinds at 728-6206 or Proceeds go to Southeast Texans with speech and hearing difficulties and to college scholarships for Audiologists . . . Golfers wanting to enter the Nederland Heritage Festival  should contact Ed Campbell at 722-8286 or Clint Martin at 796-1327. Entry fee is $100 per player over and above cart and greens fees. All of the entry fee money goes to the prize fund. Teams will be flighted by the low handicap . . . The Estelle and Allen Fetters Center event, with proceeds going to benefit its center for Specially Challenged Adults, has a $50 per person or $200 per team entry that includes greens fee, cart, food and cold drinks. Call Leroy Falcon at 962-5047 or 960-2475 or Mike Melancon (962-4755) or 289-1781 for more information . . . The Memorial PTSA tourney carries a $60 per person entry, with revenues benefiting Memorial students. Players are asked to consider sponsoring a high school golfer to be part of their team. Contact Emanuel Preston (363-1979) or  Cheryl Harkless at 365-8305 . . . The biggest tournament on tap this weekend is The BASF and Total Miracle Match for Life Scramble Friday at Bayou Din, benefiting the Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program, the Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program and the LifeShare Bloodcenters. It will have morning and afternoon shotguns. Also on tap are  the St. Catherine School fundraiser Saturday at Belle Oaks and the Tyrrell Garth Invitational Saturday and Sunday at Beaumont Country Club.

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