Super success at Super Sonic Scramble
By Pam Wickham, 14th Services Division
/ Published June 08, 2007
COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --
The Super Sonic Scramble held this weekend was a "super" success with 26 teams competing. This two-day tournament is held every year in June and is open to the local community.
Ricky Magers, golf pro and tournament director said, "This is our biggest tournament of the year and we count on good participation to ensure the success of the tournament, but our sponsors also play a vital part in its success. This year's sponsors were Sonic Drive-In on Highway 45 North, Cable One, Ellis Construction, Cross Golf Carts and Cash Distributing."
Magers added, "To allow everyone an even chance to be in the money, the field was divided into three flights after play on Saturday and the teams then competed in their respective flights to win honors as the top three teams. In the championship flight the scores ranged from 53 to 57, in the first flight it was from 58 to 63 and in the second flight the scores ranged from 64 to 69. This was one of the closest competitions we've had in all three flights, which in two flights there were ties that had to be broken by who played better on the hardest handicap holes."
The championship flight honors went to the team of Hal Larken, Jr., Arl Taylor, Jacob Gable and Corey Renolds with scores of 53 for Saturday and 55 for Sunday for a total of 108. Second place went to the team of Booker Thomas, James Thomas, Charles Fisher and Felix Harrington with scores of 54 and 54 and a total of 108. The tie was broken on the hardest handicap hole No. 8. The third place team of George Hinnant, Scott Hinnant, Mark Randle and Albert McBrayer with scores of 54 and 56 for a total of 110.
In the first flight, the team of Ricky Hicks, Andrew Hicks, Eugene Hicks and Andy Hicks scores a 58 and 54 for a total of 112. In second place the team of Jim Green, Bill Gates, Keith Bickerstaff and Michael Wilson with scores of 59 and 57 for a total of 116. The third place team of Gary Nash, Terry Swetz, Steve Wilson and Jeff Wilson with scores of 58 and 62 for a total of 120.
In the second flight, the team of Colonel Susan Hall, Sue Smith, Marie Nichols and Toni Holcomb won first place honors with scores of 65 and 64 for a total of 129. The team of Mike Fowlkes, Doug Greneate, Jeremy Wickham and Pam Wickham won second place with scores of 69 and 62 for a total of 131. The third place winners were Randall Strickland, Wayne Studdard, Kevin Doyle and Kendra Dismukes with scores of 67 and 64 for a total of 131. The tie was broken after the fourth hardest hole as these teams had the same scoring on the first three hardest holes.
The next tournament is the AFSA Golf Tournament June 15 9-hole four-person scramble. Tee off is at 1 p.m. Entry is $1f for club members and nonmembers plus green fees. Register by Saturday at the pro shop.
The Princess Open is scheduled for June 22 and is a "ladies only" 9-hole two person scramble that includes dinner and Monte Carlo games following play. The tournament begins at 3 p.m. Entry is $35 plus greens fees which includes golf, dinner and the Monte Carlo games. Register by June 19 at the pro shop. For more information, call 434-7932.