The Port Arthur News
PORT ARTHUR —
Another period of prolonged and heavy rain put a damper on the Southeast Texas golf scene, but it didn’t slow down Jarrod Brown and his Port Neches-Groves teammates. Brown, winning medalist honors for the third straight time, poured in eight birdies an Wildwood Golf Club Monday enroute to what is believed to be a school record 67 in the Warren Invitational. PN-G, as usual, won big with a score of 293. Rounding out the Indians scores were runner-up medalist Brandon Soileau with a 73, Tyler Rawson with a 76 and Drake Hernandez with a 77. Brandon Provost shot an 80, but it didn’t count. Placing second at 332 was the PN-G “B” team, which was led by the third place medal finish of Alex Fadhli-Theis with a 75. Other scores included Jordan Corcoran at 80, Deny McDaniel at 81 and Jacob LeFort with a 96 . . . Nederland’s girls team also continued its winning ways, firing a 362 to win the Ozen Spring Invitational at Bayou Din by 30 strokes over Lumberton. Felicia Sauceda paced Nederland for 83, but had to settle for runner-up in medalist competition to the 80 carded by LC-M’s Brooke Brasseaux. Nederland’s Shelbi Vincent was third medalist with an 87. Rounding out Nederland’s top four were Katy Calamia with a 95 and Reid Whaley with a 97 . . . While taking the first of two weeks off, Chris Stroud joined some impressive company on the PGA Tour scoring average list. Stroud is up to No. 10 at 69.61. Rory McElroy (67.53) and Tiger Woods (68.53) are 1-2. Stroud’s average is just .46 of a stroke behind No. 5 Lee Westwood’s 69.15. Chris did drop from No. 34 to No. 40 on the money list and from No. 39 to No. 47 in Fed Ex Cup points. He plans to return to action next week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill . . . Richard Sibley of Nederland holed an 8-iron from 100 yards for an eagle 2 on the par 4, 4th hole at Bayou Din. Witnesses were Thad Borne, Tom Lawton and Harry Green . . . The team of Cricket Owen, Tom Lawton, Bob Moore and Ron Overstreet finished 20&5 to win the Babe Zaharias DogFight. Second at 15&2 was the foursome of Eddie Delk, David Arnaud, Gene Hardy and Ed Hetzel. Closest to the pin winners were Butch Landry (No. 2), Arnaud (No. 7), Owen (No. 12) and Steve Wisenbaker (No. 15) . . . The Seniors at The Babe was played in a Florida Scramble format, with the team of Larry Morris, Art Lecoq, Paul Duplantis and Stedman Tahaney winning at minus 13. Second at minus 12 was the foursome of Bob Moore, Harry Green, Guy Van Cleve and Ken Barbre. Placing third at minus 10 was the team of Larry Thompson, Larry Rogers, Tom Hatcher and Bernie Johnson. Closest to the pin winners were Paul Duplantis (No. 2), Gary Wagner (No. 7), Adam Noel (No. 12) and Roger Baumer (No. 15 . . . A week from Saturday (March 24), the Volunteers of Cancer Center will host a four-person scramble at Belle Oaks. All proceeds will go to benefit the Cancer Center of Southeast Texas. Entry fee is $75 per player. For more information contact Lily Nguyen at 729-8088 or the Belle Oaks golf shop at 796-1311 . . . Babe Zaharias’ Ed Campbell, Bayou Din’s Clint Martin and Idylwild’s Ronnie Pfleider are in the final planning stages of reviving what used to be known as the Sabine Neches Pro-Am. The updated version will be called the East Texas Senior Pro-Am and will be played on six Fridays in spring and summer months. Players will be able to put together their own foursome, but teams will be made up by Campbell, Martin and Pfleider while golfers are on the course. Each team will consist of an A, B, C and D player. A membership to participate in the tournaments will cost $10, then the weekly entry, covering greens fee, cart and prize money, will be $35. First of the events will be played in April.
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