E.A. Sports Today

Sunday golf roundup

D. Chandler wins Pine Hill ‘Dash’; O. Chandler wins Match Play opener; Sawyer, Wilder contend at Pinehurst

By East Alabama Sports Today

Dalton Chandler shot a final-round 4-under-par 68 and won Pine Hill’s Dash for the Green tournament by three shots.

Chandler shot 10-under 134 for the tournament. His father, county champion Ott Chandler, and Adrian Geeting tied for second. Geeting shot 69 in the final round and Ott Chandler shot 71.

“I didn’t hit irons very good at all; I just hit my driver very, very good all weekend,” Dalton said. “I had a chance to shoot low scores and didn’t take advantage of the opportunities I put myself in.”

The other flight winners were Doug Sears, Jerry Irwin and Shelton Morrow.




Two East Alabama junior golfers had their dream of playing inside the ropes at Augusta National end Sunday when they fell short of qualifying for the Drive, Chip and Putt national championship.

Mark Sawyer of Cherokee County CC finished fifth in the boys 12-13 division at his regional final at Pinehurst. Tanner Wilder of Pell City finished in the boys 14-15 division at the same regional.

The winners advanced to the finals at Augusta the Sunday before The Masters.

Sawyer scored 114 points in his division of the junior skills competition. He holed out one of his chips and won a medal for finishing third in putting.

“This was an experience I’ll never forget,” Sawyer said. “I really enjoyed seeing the beautiful resort … And being able to play ‘The Centenntial No. 8.'”

Wilder scores 95 points. He hit two drives between 230 and 250 yards and finished tied for third in putting.


Before playing the final round of the Dash For The Green, Ott Chandler defeated Andrew Brooks in the Round of 16 of the Calhoun County Match Play Championship, 4&2.

Chandler will play the winner of the Jeremy McGatha-Billy Thompson match next.

At Pine Hill CC
Final scores

Championship Flight
Dalton Chandler 66-68—134
Ott Chandler 66-71—137
Adrian Geeting 68-69—137
Gary Wigington 71-67—138
Dennis Reaves 66-72—138
Steve Minton 71-68—139
Cypress Hathorn 68-72—140
Lance Evans 69-71—140
John Sears 70-72—142
Cory Etter 67-76—143
Chad Calvert 71-72—143
Carter Gable 73-73—146
Josh Poole 73-74—147
Rick Taylor 71-77—148
Jacob Lecroy 73-78—151

First flight
Doug Sears 74-73—147
Dustin Viehe 79-70—149
Kenny Wright 74-75—149
Dennis Austin 74-76—150
Randy Liles 76-75—151
Tony Hicks 76-76—152
Bob Eaton 76-76—152
Daniel Black 77-75—152
Nick Pollard 76-77—153
Allen Mangham 76-77—153
Tim Steward 74-79—153
Vernon Marcoullier 74-79—153
Glenn Heathcock 75-78—153
Greg Mosbarger 76-78—154
Lewis Lecroy 77-78—157
Mike Patey 74-84—168

Second flight
Jerry Irwin 78-72—150
Austin Minter 78-76—154
Nick Burkardt 78-76—154
Jerry Kemp 80-74—154
Tom Liles 79-78—157
Rick Okins 80-78—158
Eric Stringer 80-80—160
Robbie Hurst 81-79—160
James Ramey 81-80—161
Robbie Robertson 79-82—161
Lamar Ward 79-83—162
Kevin Wells 78-85—163
Kenny Okins 78-86—164
Jimbo Phillips 80-84—164

Third flight
Shelton Morrow 85-77—162
Randall Doss 83-83—166
Brad Hardin 83-83—166
Steve Taylor 82-86—168
Joel Brown 84-85—169
Ben Surrency 85-84—169
Brady Grasser 86-83—169
Jim Thomas 82-88—170
Wesley Jenkins 84-87—171
Bruce Collins 85-88—173
Ricky Carden 88-90—178
Wayne Boyd 91-87—178
Noel Johnson 96-87—183
David Stephens 90-99—189

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