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Bob West’s Chip Shots: Keith Marshall scores 1st hole-in-one & local highlights

Keith Marshall of Port Acres scored his first ever hole-in-one last Saturday at Babe Zaharias. Marshall authored the ace using a 9-iron from 112 yards on the seventh hole. Witnesses were Kenny Robbins, Cap Hollier and Brett Yellot. …

Neither of the two Lamar University exes trying to regain a PGA Tour card through the Korn Ferry playoffs were successful. Needing to finish in the top 25 in money in the three-tournament playoffs, both had a chance but missed cut in the recently completely Korn Ferry Tour Championship.

It was an especially bitter blow for Stefani who had finished 127 in FedEx points. Based on that, he’ll be able to played in most of the second tier PGA Tour events. Van der Walt will have to work his way up on the 2019-20 Korn Ferry Tour. …

Earl Richard had the non hole-in-one shot of the week at Zaharias.

Richard, hitting into a strong wind, holed a 3 hybrid from 165 yards for an eagle on the par-4, 17th. Witnesses were Danny Robbins, Thad Borne and Bob West. …

In the Monday Senior 50 Plus 2-ball at Zaharias, there was a tie at minus-1 on the front between the foursome of James Shipley, Charlie Leard, James Trahan and Don Duplan and the team of Hollier, Bim Morrow, Larry Johnson and ghost player Jerry Winston.

On the back, the team of Keith Mullins, Rick Pritchett, John Jessen and Paul Duplantis won with minus-3. …

With the help of Marshall’s hole in one, the team of Robbins, Hollier and Yellot won the front in the Super Saturday 2-ball at minus-4. The back went to the team of James Shipley, Leard and Jessen. …

The Friday 2-ball at Zaharias, played in a par-4 format because of wet conditions, was won at minus-11 by the team of Kenny Robbins, Ted Freeman, Danny Robbins and Larry Foster. Teams captained by Richard, Mike Brown and West tied for the back with minus-12.

Wednesday’s Zaharias DogFight was won with 16 points by the team of Brown, Ron Mistrot, Troy Touchet and Richard Menchaca. Second at 14 points was the foursome of Ed Holley, Brian Guidry, Trahan and Wes Sonnier.

Closest to the pin winners were Pritchett (No. 2), Calvin Landry (No. 7), Kenny Robbins (No. 12) and Eddie Delk (No. 15).

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