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Bob West

October 2, 2012

West golf notepad: PN-G's LeFort gets ace at Bayou Din

PORT ARTHUR — Jacob LeFort, a junior on the Port Neches-Groves golf team, recently added a hole in one at Bayou Din to his resume. LeFort sank at 8-iron from 137 yards on the 11th hole of the Bayou Back. The shot was witnessed by Bryant Hardy, Timothy Feemster and Daniel Stevens . . . Chris Stroud returns to the PGA Tour this week after a length layoff forced by the final rounds of the Fed Ex playoffs and the Ryder Cup. Stroud, who has not had much success since late May, spent part of his down time working with Brian White, his golf coach at Lamar and the guy who probably knows his swing better than anybody. With four tournaments left, Chris is No. 99 on the PGA Tour money list with $893,230 in official earnings . . . The team of Harold Lawson, James Musgrove, David Balsano and Cliff Carlin shot a 58 at Belle Oaks to win the First Baptist Church Groves & Friends Scramble. Second at 62 was the foursome of Kirk Hendon, David Young, Matt Hendon and Mike Tschirhart. Closest to the pin winners were Young on No. 8 and Barry Murchisan on No. 15. Chris Moore won the long drive on No. 14, while Charles Miller was the winner of the Senior Long Drive on No. 14 . . . Jim Robinson finished plus 5 to win the Monday Seniors at Belle Oaks. Rufus Mier and Major Rising tied for second at plus  2. Robinson was the closest to the pin winner on No. 8 . . .  In the Friday Seniors at Belle Oaks, Jim Brown and Rising tied for first at plus 8. Barry Jackson was third at plus 3. Twyman Ash was the closest to the pin winner on No. 15 . . . The Senior 50 Plus Game at The Patch was played in a two best ball format and had only one winning team. The foursome of Dennis Walsh, Mike Simon, Bill Avery and Paul Brown scored a sweep, posting minus 7 on the front and minus 9 on the back . . . The Senior Game at The Babe was played in a team points format, with the foursome of Mike Lansford, Tom Hatcher, Robert Lynch and Art Miller placing first at plus 13. Second at plus 12 was the team of Eddie Delk, Jerry May, Charles Leard and Bob Byerly. Closest to the pin winners were Jim Jordan (No. 2),  Lee Bertrand (No. 7) Harrell Guidry (No. 12) and Dillard Darbonne (No. 15) . . . There was a four-way tie in the Babe Zaharias DogFight. The team of Eddie Delk, Steven Picou, Tony Borel and Don Duplan finished 18&8, the foursomes of Earl Richard, Butch Cross, John Bass and Charlie Huckaby and  Larry Thompson, Paul Allenmand, Steve Wisenbaker and Ray Weaver both finished 18&4 and the fivesome of Kenneth Belaire, Craig Fontenot, Rich Robinson, Paul Duplantis and Harold Wilkinson came in 18&3. Closest to the pin winners were Borel (No. 2), Greg Theriot (No. 7), Wisenbaker (No. 12) and David Evans (No. 15) . . . The 17th annual Joe Williamson Memorial Two-Person Scramble is set for Saturday at Babe Zaharias. Entry fee is $50 per player, with teams flighted by low handicap. All fees plus food and drink are included in the entry. Proceeds benefit scholarship funds for students at Nederland and Port Neches-Groves . . . Opening event in The First Tee of the Golden Triangle’s four tournament Fall Finish is set for Saturday, Oct. 13 at Babe Zaharias. Entry details can be found at www.stjga.com.

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