The Port Arthur News
PORT ARTHUR —
The heavy rains which fell on Southeast Texas last week seriously limited golf results. But there were a few. The Seniors at The Babe was played in a scramble format, with he team of Rick Pritchett, Jim Cooper, Jerry May, Ron Overstreet and Sheldon Arnaud winning the front in minus 12. On the back, the team of Tony Trevino, Bill Fears, Guy Can Cleve and Paul Duplantis won at minus 8. Closest to the pin winners were Adam Noel (No. 2), Cooper (No. 7), Pritchett (No. 12) and Duplantis (No. 15) . . . Bill Worsham finished with 0 points to win the Monday Seniors at Belle Oaks. Jim Brown was second with minus 1. Rom Somerville was the closest to the pin winner on No. 8. Brown was winner of the Friday Seniors at Belle Oaks with plus 3. There were no closest to the pin winners . . . Chris Stroud, after missing back-to-back cuts, is in the field at this week’s Mayakoba Classic. This is the tournament where Stroud in 2011 reeled off eight consecutive birdies on the way to a second-round 63 and the 36-hole lead. He went on to finish fourth . . . PN-G’s JV golf tournament, led by a 77 from tournament medalist Brandon Soileau, shot a 337 Tuesday to win the Vidor JV tourney at Brentwood Country Club. Other scores for the Indians were an 83 by Jacob Lefort, an 88 by Jordan Corcoran and an 89 by Bradley Stone Former Lamar University golfer Oliver Bekker, who helped the Cardinals to an all-time best third place finished in the 2007 NCAA championships, scored his second victory on the South African Sunshine professional tour last week. Bekker shot rounds of 65, 70, 71 and 70 over three different courses to win the Dimensions Data Pro-Am. He collected $127,000 and earned a spot in the PGA Tour’s World Golf Championship Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in August. Bekker was a two-time All-Southland Conference player at Lamar, was the 2006 Fresman of the Year and was an honorable mention Ping All-America in 2007 . . . Former Port Arthur PGA tour star and Texas Golf Hall of Fame inductee Marty Fleckman, the Director of Instruction at BlackHorse Golf Club outside Houston, is putting on a golf school the weekend of March 2-3. Included is a full swing video analysis, instruction on the full swing and short game, two nine-hole rounds with Fleckman and his instructors and work on specific course weaknesses. Fleckman’s teaching credentials include being named the 2007 Southern Texas PGA Teacher of the Year. Cost for 13 hours of instruction and two lunches is $695. For more information or to sign up go to email@example.com . . . Padraig Harrington, who has won two British Opens and a PGA Championship and Hunter Mahan, who is No. 22 in World Golf Association Ratings, have committed to play in the March 28-April 1 Shell Houston Open. Other early committments include World No. 3 Lee Westwood, No. 13 Graeme McDowell, No. 28 Simon Dyson and defending British Open champion Darren Clarke . . . The Babe Zaharias Four Ball has been rescheduled for March 3-4. Entry fee is $30 plus cart and greens fee. Teams will be flighted by the low handicap .
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