Area digest Sept23

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Hamilton sweeps titles at Cape Country Club

Tom Hamilton followed his victory in Cape Girardeau Country Club's Men's Golf Association club championship on Sept. 9 and 10 by winning the senior club championship on Sept. 16 and 17.

In the club championship event, Hamilton put together rounds of 72 and 74 for a 146 total to win the title by four strokes over Ben Eller.

The low net score of 138 was posted by three players: John Abercrombie (66-72), Dr. Michael Bennett (72-66) and Tim Kelley (68-70).

Mel Moore won the blue flight with a net score of 129, David Michel won the orange flight with a net of 132 and Dr. Jeffrey Steele won the gold flight with a net of 131.

In the senior event, Hamilton's score of 154 was four strokes better than Keith Middleton.

Hamilton shot a 73 on Sept. 16 and an 81 on Sunday, while Middleton had rounds of 75 and 83.

Mel Moore won the net title with scores of 65 and 74 for a 139 total, and Mark Kneer was second at 75-74--149.

Jerry Brey won the A flight with a 142, Michel won the B flight with a 137, and Bob Phale and Ron Herr tied atop the C flight with a 139.

RESULTS

Club championship

Championship flight (gross) -- 1, Tom Hamilton 146; 2, Ben Eller 150.

Championship flight (net) -- 1 (tie), John Abercrombie 138, 1 (tie), Dr. Michael Bennett 138; 1 (tie), Tim Kelley 138.

Blue flight -- 1, Mel Moore 129; 2, Jerry Brey 135; 3 (tie), Ron Underwood 141; 3 (tie), Bill White Sr. 141; 3 (tie), Ron Kirby 141.

Orange flight -- 1, David Michel 132; 2, Ron Herr 139; 3, Jerry Vandenbrook 141; 4, Wally Lage 151.

Gold flight -- 1, Dr. Jeffrey Steele 131; 2 (tie), Randy Morse 140; 2 (tie) Dr. John Holcomb 140; 4 (tie), David Morris 144; 4 (tie), Ronn Unterreiner 144.

Senior club championship

Championship flight (gross) -- 1, Tom Hamilton 154; 2, Keith Middleton 158.

Championship flight (net) -- 1, Mel Moore 139; 2, Mark Kneer 149.

A flight -- 1, Jerry Brey 142; 2, Howard Dillard 149; 3, Ron Underwood 153.

B flight -- 1, David Michel 137; 2, Ronn Unterreiner 140; 3 (tie), Brian Rogers 144; 3 (tie), Joe McKeon 144.

C flight -- 1 (tie), Bob Phale 139; 1 (tie), Ron Herr 139; 3 (tie), Lee Wood 141; 3 (tie), John Holcom 141.

-- From staff reports

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