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Sapp, Chandler win at Cane Creek

[corner-ad id=2]Scores for the Fort McClellan Credit Union Pro-Invitational and Calhoun County Golf Tour points standings

By Al Muskewitz
East Alabama Sports Today

The 18th green at Cane Creek Golf Course was the scene of much drama Sunday in deciding both divisions of the Fort McClellan Credit Union Pro-Invitational.

Dalton Chandler tapped in a birdie putt on the 18th to complete an improbable comeback and win the amateur division of the Invitational. It was his first career win on the Calhoun Cunty Golf Tour.

Sapp made three birdies in a row coming back to his favorite part of the course to stretch his lead, but then had to make a tense seven-foot birdie putt on 18 to win the pro division and become the first multiple pro winner of the tournament. He also won in 2012.

Chandler was three shots behind Gary Wigington with five holes to play and two back with three to play, but Wigington bogeyed four of the last five holes and each of the last three.

Chandler shot 2-under-par 70 on Sunday for a 2-under 142 total. Wigington, the three-time reigning County Player of the Year, shot 76 to finish at 143.

All four events on the Calhoun County Golf Tour this season have produced a different winner.

Wigington’s woes down the stretch were a reprieve of sorts for Chandler, whose biggest wins prior to Sunday were a County High School title and a substate medalist. He shot 3-under on the front to close the gap and had a makable birdie putt on 11 to tie for the lead. He missed the putt, then lost a shot to the lead on each of the next two holes.

It was then the players came across the road from the Hollow that the comeback began.

That’s Sapp’s favorite part of the course as well. He came back across the road with a one-shot lead after Zach Portemont missed a four-foot birdie putt to tie the lead and birdied 14, 15 and 16 to stretch his lead to three shots. The putt on 16 was more than 45 feet.

Portemont birdied 17 and needed some luck on the par-5 18th to force a playoff. Portemont’s second shot was just off the right side of the green. Sapp, meanwhile, was short of the green in 3.

Sapp used his putter with his next shot and came up seven feet short. Portemont’s eagle chip ran past the hole, but he still had a birdie attempt, meaning Sapp had to make to avoid a playoff.

Sapp rammed the putt home and punctuated it with a fist pump. He finished with a 72 for a total 214. Portemont shot a final-round 69 and finished at 215.

Fort McClellan Credit Union Pro-Invitational
Pro Division
Final scores

Kyle Sapp, Gardendale, $3,000 71-71-72—214
Zach Portemont, Andalusia, $1,500 76-70-69—215
Mason Seaborn, Monroe, La., $850 73-72-76—221
Garrett Burgess, Oxford, $850 78-72-71—221
Jaylon Ellison, Atlanta, $400 77-71-74—222
Glenn Northcutt, Dothan 71-78-75—224
Andy Shim, Atlanta 73-74-78—225
Neal Grusczynski, Milwaukee, Wis. 75-75-76—226
Tommie Bush, Pensacola, Fla. 82-75-83—240
Thomas Joiner, Tallahassee, Fla. 78-84-78—240
Jordan Anderton, Maylene 82-76-83—241
a-Stephen Garner, Albany, Ga. 77-81-84—242
Daniel Alldredge, Point Clear 81-83-86—250
Ethyn Roberts, Weaver 88-83-81—252
Geno Celano, Destin, Fla. 83-87-88—258
Jake Spott, Anniston 75-75-NC

Fort McClellan Credit Union Pro-Invitational
Invitational Division

Championship flight
Dalton Chandler 72-70—142
Gary Wigington 67-76—143
Ty Cole 74-72—146
Lance Evans 73-77—150
Jeremy McGatha 71-80—151
Scott Martin 74-77—151
Kenneth Patterson 75-77—152
Kevin Daugherty 72-81—153
Janson Wilborn 73-80—153
Caleb McKinney 74-79—153
Caleb Bowen 75-91—166

First flight
Clay Calkins 76-75—151
Adrian Geeting 78-75—153
Jacob Lecroy 78-76—154
Daniel Black 79-75—154
Ott Chandler 80-74—154
Dan Griffin 76-81—157
Chip Howell 79-78—157
Chandler Wilborn 77-82—159
Jake Goggans 79-81—160
Landon Straub 79-81—160
Scott Eaton 80-81—161
Tim Steward 78-83—161
Nick Pollard 76-86—162
Eric Cannington 80-83—163
Layton Bussey 78-86—164
Kenny Wright 80-85—165
Al Johnson 76-98—174

Second flight
Andrew Brooks 82-77—159
David Sanders 83-76—159
Skip Talbert 84-77—161
Matt Rogers 82-81—163
Sean Hayes 81-83—164
Austin Minter 84-82—166
Cory Parker 83-84—167
Dakota Yawn 86-82—168
Benji Turley 81-88—169
Keith Raisanen 86-85—171
Luke Armstrong 86-86—172
Chase Larkin 83-89—172
John McKenzie 82-94—176
Rocco D’Gomez 86-90—176
Shane Chappell 85-91—176
Chase Hollingsworth 86-94—180

Third flight
Dan McClellan 87-82—169
Ted Heim 88-84—172
Cole McNeal 90-82—172
Rodney Guy 87-87—174
Steve Davis 88-89—177
Brad Hardin 87-90—177
T.J. McGatha 88-89—177
Harrison Szuch 88-90—178
Dennis Moyer 87-93—180
Bo Savage 91-93—184
Jackson Johnson 91-94—185
Jimmy Jackson 94-94—188

Fourth flight
Vinny Floyd 88
Mark Cotton 92
Clark Cunningham 92
Paul Szuch 93
Roger Bennett 94
Tyler Teneyck 100
Kelly Rogers 100
Jeff Jungers NC

Calhoun County Golf Tour
Player Points Standings

(Wins in parenthesis)

Ty Cole (1) 1025
Gary Wigington (1) 1012.5
Jeremy McGatha (1) 912.5
Dalton Chandler (1) 870
Ott Chandler 761.7
Caleb McKinney 685
Adrian Geeting 662.5
Chandler Wilborn 605
Dan Griffin 580
Lance Evans 571.7
Janson Wilborn 562.5
Daniel Black 542.5
Matt Rogers 537.5
Billy Thompson 469.2
Jake Goggans 440
Jacob Lecroy 415
Cole McNeal 410
Andrew Brooks 390
Jonathan Pate 387.5
Dan McClellan 387.5
Austin Minter 367.5
Kevin Daugherty 360
Eric Cannington 357.5
Landon Straub 345
Clay Calkins 340
Caleb Bowen 325
Nick Pollard 297.5
Keith Raisanen 277.5
Benji Turley 260
Tim Steward 260
Chip Howell 255
Kelly Rogers 250
Scott Eaton 205
Kenny Wright 182.5
Layton Bussey 160
Ted Heim 155
Brandon Roberts 147.5
Dustin Travis 145
Jeff Borrelli 122.5
T.J. McGatha 122.5
Jimbo Phillips 105
Luke Armstrong 102.5
Brad Hardin 100
Ted Saylors 87.5
George Salmon 85
Josh Poole 55
Davis Glass 50
Al Muskewitz 50
Jackson Johnson 50

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