E.A. Sports Today

Laying the groundwork

Wigington, Cole shoot 17-under Sunday to win the Cherokee County CC Two-Man Scramble; 61-under in three events together

By East Alabama Sports Today

CENTRE – Gary Wigington and Ty Cole provided a little glimpse of what the field can expect in this year’s Sunny King Charity Classic Sunday as they shot a 17-under-par 54 to wrap up the Cherokee County Country Club Two-Man Scramble.

The round gave them a two-day total 110, five shots better than Jon Bailey and Adam Lawrence, the team they were tied with after the first round, and Jeremy McGatha and Matt Rogers, who just came back from the USGA Four-Ball.

Wigington and Cole, the last four Calhoun County Golf Tour Players of the Year, formed their SKCC partnership when Wigington lost Freeman Fite, his partner the last two years, to a scheduling conflict.

“The last two tournaments we played real good together and we’ve learned more of each other’s game in a partnership format,” Wigington said. “I’m hoping we can carry this over to the Sunny King and give it a good run.”

Sunday was their second win together. They finished fifth in their first tournament, the Calhoun County Two-Man at Silver Lakes in March, and then won the rain-shortened Calhoun County Four-Ball at Anniston Municipal at the end of April.

They are 61-under-par in their three tournaments together.

“We’ve learned a better rotation as far as who hits first and things like that,” Wigington said. “We’ve got different philosophies and different ways to do things; he’s learning my way and I’m learning his. It’s starting to mesh. We’ve learned a lot in each of the last couple tournaments.”

They won Sunday by shooting 10-under on the tougher back nine with eight birdies and an eagle on the par-5 16th. They made the turn tied for the lead with playing partners Bailey and Lawrence.

The new partners aren’t sure they’ll be teaming together again before the Sunny King, but they’ll certainly challenge each other in the two Calhoun County Tour events prior to the Classic – Cane Creek and Silver Lakes.

ACE IN THE CROWD: Marcus Harrell got his summer off to a big start, scoring his eighth hole-in-one during a round at Pine Hill Sunday. He aced No. 3 from 167 yards with an 8-iron.

Championship flight
Ty Cole/Gary Wigington 56-54—110
Jon Bailey/Adam Lawrence 56-59—115
Matt Rogers/Jeremy McGatha 58-57—115
Chad Calvert/Lance Evans 58-59—117
Clay Calkins/Chris Hubbard 58-61—119

First Flight
Byron Reed/Chris Hancock 61-61—122
Wayne Garrett/Dawson Garrett 64-59—123
Hooper/Willis 62-61—123
Vernon Marcoullier/Josh Poole 64-60—124
Kenny Fulmer/Randy Lipscomb 64-61—125
Jay Wilson/Scott McFry 62-63—125
Shawn Snow/Phil Donehoo 64-62—126
Holly Gaston/Ann Peery 61-66—127
Adam Weaver/Lee Morgan 62-66—128
Jeff Noah/Lee Vinson 62-67—129
Jeff Keen/Stephen Keen 64-65—129
Allen Patterson/Scott Robertson 64-67—131

Second Flight
Janson Wilborn/Caleb McKinney 65-58—123
Adrian Getting/Steve Davis 66-62—128
David Garrett/Caden Garrett 66-62—128
Tim Trammell/Keith Atkison 65-64—129
Nick Pollard/Dennis Austin 65-64—129
Sid Garrett/Scott Tucker 66-63—129
Ricky Hairston/Nick Tinker 65-64-129
Nick Wheeler/Bobby Pope 66-63—129
Myrick/Guffey 66-64—130
Tim Hill/Kurt Duryea 65-67—132
George Morris/Dustin Viehe 67-66—133
T.J. McGatha/Scotty Grimes 67-68—135
Peppler/Peppler 66-70—136
Johnny Bentley/Phillip Hicks 66-70—136

Third Flight
Aaron Burt/Sebastian Burt 71-61—132
George Morris/Bob Hayes 69-65—134
Lenn Coffey/Jimbo Phillips 69-65—134
Chris Shiflett/Keith Mainz 69-66–135
Steve Baker/C.J. Murphy 71-65—136
Austin Minter/Bill Owens 70-66—136
Brad Beuckens/Richard Hunter 68-68—136
Larry Barber/Hosch 68-68—136
William Sparks/Scott Sparks 68-68—136
Leslie Tucker/Jeff Cordell 69-71—140
Josh Reynolds/Bart Smith 70-71-141

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