Alex LeBlanc authors ace on 2nd at Babe Zaharias

Published 8:16 pm Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Alex LeBlanc of Port Neches joined the hole-in-one fraternity when he sank his tee shot on the 115-yard, second at Babe Zaharias. LeBlanc used a 9-wood for his ace, with James LeBlanc and Tommy Hatchet looking on . . . A week after one of his best putting performances in a PGA Tour event, Chris Stroud once again struggled with the flat stick in the McGladrey Classic.  Stroud averaged 32 putts, most of anybody who made the cut, and wound up up tying for 66th place. He collected a check for $8,120 but dropped from No. 111 to No. 113 on the money list. He’s in the field for this week’s Classic in San Martin, Calif . . . First Tee of the Golden Triangle Executive Director Jerry Honza was all smiles Monday, after the organization’s annual Charity Tournament was another resounding success at Beaumont Country Club. Honza won’t have final figures until later in the week but he estimates tournament revenues will net about 50 percent of The First Tee’s operating budget for the next year. Winning morning team was the 1st APAC of Texas foursome of Chris Harmon, Terry Downs, Brian Lewis and Kelly Ensinger. They posted a 57. In the afternoon, the 1st TNT Crane & Rigging team of Johnny Robinson, Danny Hasha, Price Youngs and Tai Moran won with a 55.  Closest to the pin winners in morning group were Phillip Cole (No. 2), Corbin Smith (No. 4), Drake Romero (No. 10) and Bob West (No. 17). Lee Comeaux won the long drive. In the afternoon group, closest to the pin winners were Bobby Tupper (No. 2), Johnny Robinson (No. 4), Ward Lowe (No. 10) and Johnny Barners (No. 17). Ryan Keszeg was the long drive winner . . . The Seniors at The Babe was played in a 2 ball format. On the front nine, there was a tie at minus 3 between the team of Rick Pritchett, George Hawkins, Joe Benoit and Bob French and the team of Hilario Padia, Pete Reobroi, Larry Rogers and Dwain Morrison. The Padia team won the back nine in minus 3 and the 18 at minus 6. Closest to the pin winners were Roger Baumer (No. 2), Jim Burden (No. 7) and Adam Noel (No. 12, No. 15) . . . The team of Paul Flores, Joe Joliet, Justin Mercer and Glenn Alteau shot a 67, then won a scorecard playoff to finish first in the I.B.E.W. tournament at Belle Oaks. Also shooting 67 was the team of Jimmy Clark, Greg Miller, Ralph Barrintos and Homer Bean. Closest to the pin winners were Chris Herman (No. 8) and Rob Corrigan (No. 15). Long drive winners were Colt Resch (No. 7) and Ryan Smith (No. 14) . . . The team of Mitch Macon, Kevin Smith, Joe Goebel and Mark Duran combined for a 54 to win the Nederland Chamber of Commerce Scramble played at Belle Oaks. Second at 57 was the foursome of Chad White, Ronnie Richard, Bert Rogers and Michael Landry. Closest to the pin winners were George Nevarez (No. 3) and Jason Landry (No. 15). John Goebel claimed the long drive prize on No. 14 . . . Rufus Mier at plus 6 won the Monday Seniors at Belle Oaks. Barry Jackson was second at plus 3, with Mike Hebert third at plus 1 . . . The Babe Zaharias DogFight was won at 21&10 by the team of Darrell Dugas, Adam Noel, Roger Koch and Harry Green. They finished 21&10. Second at 18&8 was the team of Tony Trevino, Hervis Green, Joe Harriman and Ron Overstreet. Third at 17&2 was the foursome of Joe Gongora, Kyle Mehl, Jim Cooper and Paul Brown. Closest to the pin winners were Bill Hanley (No. 2), Dennis Shaw (No. 7), Bobby Hebert (No. 12) and Tim Turner (No. 15) . . .

The First Tee of the Golden Triangle’s 2010 Fall Finish tournament, open to all junior golfers,  is set for Saturday at Babe Zaharias, with tee times set to begin at 11 a.m. Entry fee is $15. Planned age groups for the event are 9 and under, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-18. Call Zaharias professional Ed Campbell at 722-8286 for more information.

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