The Port Arthur News
PORT ARTHUR —
Kenneth Guidry of Groves pulled off a nifty daily double last week at Bayou Din, using his first ever hole in one to break 100 for the first time. Guidry sank an 8-iron on the 143-yard, 7th hole on the Bayou Front for the ace. It enabled him to shoot 99. Witnesses were Eric Marroquin and Brad Bonham . . . Also getting in on the hole-in-one action was Pete Reobroi of Beaumont. Reobroi scored a hole in one on the 125-yard, No. 2 hole at Babe Zaharias. Looking on were Bill Jones, Ron Theriot and Gene Noble . . . Cap Hollier of Groves bagged a rare eagle 2 on the par 4, 17th at Babe Zaharias. Hollier sank a 3-iron from 165 yards. The shot was witnessed by Larry Thompson, Gerald Hubel and Roger Baumer . . . Braden Bailey placed second and led PN-G’s golf team to fourth place with rounds of 74-70 (144) in last weekend’s Huntsville Boys Fall Classic over rugged Cypress Lakes. Huntsville’s Chandler Phillips, with a 139 (68-71), was the only player to go lower than Bailey. PN-G’s team total of 657 was 13 shots off Lufkin’s winning pace. Montgomery Purple was second at 647 and Huntsville third at 656. Other PN-G scores included Tyler Rawson at 165 (87-78), Brandon Soileau’s 171 (93-78) and Cameron Keith’s 177 (90-87). Tyler Feemster’s 187 (95-92) didn’t count toward the team score . . . The Senior Game at The Babe used a stroke play format with handicap. In First Flight, Jim Jordan and Larry Johnson tied for first with 68s. Jordan won the playoff. Gary Anderson took Second Flight with a 68, besting Joe Cormier and Ed Hetzel by three strokes. In Third Flight, Paul Brown prevailed with a 73. Robert Lynch, Roger Koch and Larry Rogers tied for second with a 76. Bob Moore ran away with Fourth Flight with a 63. Ben Thornton and David Sturgal tied for second at 71. Closest to the pin winners were Pete Reobroi (No. 2 with an ace), Charlie Huckaby (No. 7), Larry Thompson (No. 12) and Gerald Huebel (No. 15) . . . The Super Saturday Game at The Babe was played in a 2-ball format. On the front, there was a three-way tie at minus 2 between the team of Rick Brummer, Rich Pritchett, Don Storey and Ron Theriot, the foursome of Bill Hammond, Thad Borne, Gary Fontenot and Pete Reobroi and the team of Tony Trevino, Adam Noel, Gene Noble and Richard Sibley. The back ended in a tie at minus 6 between the team of Gene Rountree, Cole Lee, Dennis Rountree, Charlie Huckaby and Harold Wilkinson and the fivesome of Paul Flores, Harry Green, Ivory Hatch, Robert Lynch and Charles Peres . . . Bill Taylor finished plus 2 to win the Monday Seniors at Belle Oaks by one point over Joe Vanderweg. Barry Jackson and Bill Worsham tied for third at even. Jim Brown was the closest to the pin winner on No. 15 . . . In the Friday Seniors at Belle Oaks, Brown, Worsham and Twyman Ash tied for first with 0 points. Ash was the closest to the pin winner on No. 8 . . . One of golf’s best amateur competitions — The Spirit International — is set for today through Saturday at Whispering Pines in Trinity. The event features 80 of the top amateurs from 20 countries representing six continents. They will be competing in three different formats over a Whispering Pines Golf Club layout that has been rated the No. 1 course in Texas every year since 2006 by the Dallas Morning News. International team competition consists of a four ball score from teams of two men and two women representing each country. There is also a separate men’s and women’s competition. Seven hours of daily coverage of the Spirit International can be seen each day on a high definition webcast at thespiritgolf.com. The United States team consists of Ally McDonald of Mississippi State, Ashlan Ramsey of Clemson, Jordan Niebrugge of Oklahoma State and Scottie Scheffler, a senior at Highland Park High School in Dallas. LPGA player Paige MacKenzie is the U.S. captain.
Golf news should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 724-6854.