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UPDATE: Chandler confident heading into first state senior event; Cherokee County team wins at Twin Bridges

GADSDEN — Cherokee County partners Kurt Duryea and Steve Baker shot 28 on the back nine and that proved the difference in a playoff for the month senior scramble at Twin Bridges Golf Club.

Duryea and Baker shot 11-under-par 61 Thursday and were tied with Tom Ganshaw and Andy Doss through 18 holes. Duryea and Baker’s back nine featured two eagles.

Michael Geurin and Greg Davenport won a scorecard playoff for third place over Centre’s Ricky Flynt and Johnny Bentley. Both teams shot 63.

First flight
J.T. Thomas-Steve Meigs 67
Ron Dulaney-Micke McCollum 67
B. Winningham-L. McClain 67

Second flight
Harry Linn-Richard Hammond 70
Steve Nelson-Butch Tanner 70
Eddie Robertson-Mark Harper 70

Closest to the pin: Mark Harper (16), Greg Davenport (12), Jim Wilson (8), Barry Phillips (3).

SENIOR FOUR-BALL: Ott Chandler and former Oxford resident Dusty Ellison will carry Calhoun County’s banner into the 20th State Senior Four Ball this weekend at Willow Point. They tee off at 9:10 a.m. Friday.

It will Chandler’s first state senior event since turning 50. His last start in a state event was the State Amateur at FarmLinks at age 48. It was the only time he played in the State Am and he made the cut.

“I think I’m going to be more competitive; I’m playing good, too,” Chandler said of his move to the senior circuit. “I really think we’re going to have a good shot at winning this thing if we get here and play good.

“There are a lot of good players in the state, but there are not a lot of senior players that are going to run over me. I think we’ll be right there with them come Sunday.”



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