E.A. Sports Today

Rowland continues to lead

[corner-ad id=1]Florida pro leads Yellowhammer by 6, Etter-Wigington win at Timberline, Fort McClellan pro pairings

By East Alabama Sports Today

FAIRVIEW — Roger Rowland shot 5-under 66 for the second day in a row and opened a 6-shot lead over Danny Gonzales in the Yellowhammer Open at Chesley Oaks.

Meanwhile, Bob Flanagan shot 4-under 67 to grab a share of the lead in the Super Seniors Division with five-time PGA Tour winner Danny Edwards. They’re at 6-under 136 for two days, one shot ahead of Mike Beaver, who entered the day tied for the division lead with Edwards.

The key to Rowland’s success so far has been his play on the back nine. He has played the side in 8-under for two days.

Most of the players in the field will move over to Cider Ridge for next week’s Oxford Senior Open. The Oxford field now has 16 pros with the addition of Alan Brazin of Pinson and Jim Doing of Verona, Wis.

ETTER-WIGINGTON WIN: Pine Hill pro Cory Etter and Gary Wigington, the reigning Pine Hill Invitational champion and Calhoun County Player of the Year, teamed for an 8-under-par 63 to share the win in the National Car Rental Pro-Am at Timberline Golf Club Thursday.

Etter and Wigington made eight birdies and 10 pars in the PGA Dixie Section event. They finished tied with Decatur driving range pro Ned Martin and State Four-Ball champion Matt Gourgeot, and to avoid the playoff one was declared the gross winner and the other the net winner.

Etter and Wigington made four birdies on each side, including a string of four in a row on either side of the turn. They missed a three-footer on 12 that would have extended the string and birdied two of their last three holes.

“We both played good,” Etter said. “We had pretty much both of us in every hole. We made a good team.”

Anniston Country Club’s Jake Spott and Lance Evans finished tied for third in the net division (64), while Silver Lakes’ Brennan Clay and Jeremy McGatha were tied for ninth in the gross division (67).

Second-round results
At Chesley Oaks GC

Seniors Division
Roger Rowland 66-66—132
Danny Gonzales 69-69—138
Gibby Gilbert III 70-69—139
Dave Pickett 77-74—151

Super Seniors Division
Danny Edwards 68-68—136
Bob Flanagan 69-67—136
Mike Beaver 68-69—137
Sid Corliss 73-72—145
John Whitty 73-72—145
Bob Kurtz 75-75—150
Jim White 78-73—151
Tom Forkum 76-76—152
Randy Kennedy 76-77—153
Chris Borders 78-77—155
Bo Blackwell 84-75—159

At Timberline Golf Club

Gross Division
Ned Martin-Matt Gourgeot 63
Cory Etter-Gary Wigington 63
Joe Kruse-Brent Boyles 64
Rae Schuessler-Jordy Hayden 64
Layne Savoie-John Hayden 65
Colin McKern-Doug Davis 66
Jake Spott-Lance Evans 66
Ricky Smallridge-Frank Dial 66
Brennan Clay-Jeremy McGatha 67
Jeff Copeland-Bart Rottier 67
Dominic Diaz-Chris Smith 68
John Gray-Phillip Nader 68
Bradley Ambler-Preston Jones 69
Tony Raybon-Mark Busic 69
Chris Robl-John Michael McCurley 69
Jerry Applegate-Jerry Applegate 71
Jerry Bavaro-Jacob Harper 71
Steve Bobe-Stephen Bobe 71
Kendall DeVane-Lew Mitchell 72
Paul Whitman-James Eldridge 72
Mike Shirley-Chris Zegley 73
Eric Ross-Daryl Trucks 76
Ed Davis-Joe Orticke 77
John Rogers-Patrick Davis 79
Casey Smith-Tom Martin 81

Net Division
Ned Martin-Matt Gourgeot 63
Cory Etter-Gary Wigington 63
Joe Kruse-Brent Boyles 64
Jake Spott-Lance Evans 64
Ricky Smallridge-Frank Dial 64
Rae Schuessler-Jordy Hayden 64
Jeff Copeland-Bart Rottier 65
Layne Savoie-John Hayden 65
Dominic Diaz-Chris Smith 66
Colin McKern-Doug Davis 66
Jerry Applegate-Jerry Applegate 67
Brennan Clay-Jeremy McGatha 67
Mike Shirley-Chris Zegley 67
Paul Whitman-James Eldridge 67
John Gray-Phillip Nader 68
Bradley Ambler-Preston Jones 69
Tony Raybon-Mark Busic 69
Chris Robl-John Michael McCurley 69
Steve Bobe-Stephen Bobe 69
Jerry Bavaro-Jacob Harper 71
Eric Ross-Daryl Trucks 71
Kendall DeVane-Lew Mitchell 72
Ed Davis-Joe Orticke 73
John Rogers-Patrick Davis 79
Casey Smith-Tom Martin 79

At Cane Creek Golf Course
Friday’s pro pairings

9:00 – Blaise Wilson, Cullman; Garrett Burgess, Oxford; Thomas Joiner, Tallahassee, Fla.
9:10 – Jaylon Ellison, Atlanta; Glenn Northcutt, Dothan; P.J. Shields, LaFayette, Ga.
9:20 – Jordan Anderton, Maylene; Neal Grusczynski, Milwaukee, Wis.; Zach Portemont, Andalusia.
9:30 – Jake Spott, Anniston; Kyle Sapp, Gardendale; Stephen Garner, Albany, Ga.; Anthony Shim, Atlanta.
9:40 – Daniel Alldredge, Point Clear; Ethyn Roberts, Oxford; Mason Seaborn, Monroe, La.; Tommie Bush, Pensacola, Fla.

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