Editor’s note: AmateurGolf.com Founder Pete Wlodkowski is on site and competing in The Devlin this week.
BEAUFORT, South Carolina (June 2, 2018) — Due to a heavy thunder and lightning “cell” passing directly over the area after play today and knocking out power, today’s report from Secession GC will be brief. We can, however, report on a close race as the first two rounds of Best-Ball concluded. And we had an Ace today, which is always fun.
First round leaders Walt Todd Jr. and Jordan Sease fFollowed up their first round 65 with another solid round of 66 to stand in a three-way tie with two other teams whose solid play today allowed them to join in the fun of sleeping on a lead.
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BEAUFORT, South Carolina (Sept. 11, 2016) — During the final round of The Devlin Four-Ball Invitational the format is “count both” aggregate scoring and anything can happen. However, on this Sunday 36-hole leaders Colby Harwell and Ed Sanchez were able to maintain their lead and seal the deal.
After a pair of 8-under 64′s to begin the weekend at Secession Golf Club, Harwell and Sanchez were able to close with a team combined total of 3-over 147 to finish 13-under and ahead of Ron Kirkpatrick and Vince Sumner by one.
For Harwell and Sanchez, both from San Antonio, TX it was their first trip to The Devlin and they certainly made the most of it.
Charlotte, NC residents Kirkpatrick and Sumner started the day in second place one-stroke behind the leaders thanks to rounds of 64-65, but they weren’t able to gain any ground on Sunday as they too shot a 3-over 147 to finish play 12-under.
Kel Devlin (son of golfing legend Bruce, who the tournament is named for), from Weatherford, TX and his partner Greg Chapman, from Houston, TX finished in third place at 11-under.
In the Saber Division, played one set of tees forward from the tips, Larry Smith (St. Augustine, FL) and Alan Henderson (Jacksonville, FL) claimed a three shot victory with rounds of 68-66-67 as they posted 13-under.
Ralph Ireland (Augusta, GA) and Charlie Wall (Augusta, GA) were second at 10-under while Bubba Victor (Savannah, GA) and Bill Palmer (Bluffton, SC) were third at 4-under.
The Board of Directors of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame elected seven individuals to the Texas Hall of Fame and the Dallas Country Club to its Registry of Historic Golf Courses. After receiving a record number of nominations through the hall’s website, the hall’s board was delighted with the outpouring of support for the nominees, the voting process and this year’s class.