MGA heats up with four-man rumble

Friday, June 29, 2012
From left, the first place team of Donnie Griffis, John Myhr, and Joe Tant are all smiles after coming home at 188 at the Saddle Creek MGA event on Sunday. (Not pictured, Brian Scott). Photos by Anthony S. Puca

The heat was on Sunday afternoon in more ways than one as the Saddle Creek Men's Golf Association held their Four-Man, Two-Low Ball Tournament with 10 teams participating in the event that was won on a match of cards by the team of John Myhr, Donnie Griffis, Brian Scott, and Joe Tant with a score of 118.

Also finishing at 118 was the four-man team of Ryan Johnson, Ricky "Goose" Sweeney, Jack Freeland, and Bubba Russell.

Coming to the clubhouse three shots back of the two top teams in third place was Ryan Johnson, Jason Lopes, Chuck Forbis, and Bill Haywood.

Second place, from left, are Bubba Russell, Jack Freeland, Ricky "Goose" Sweeney, and Ryan Johnson.

Individual top gross score honors went to Joe Liggett, who shot a seven under par 65.

Shelby White was next with a 70 and Mike Tankersley was in third with a one under par 71.


Third place winners,from left, are Jason Lopes, Chuck Forbis,and Ryan Johnson. (Not pictured is Bill Haywood).

Tankersley also recorded the shot heard around the course when he aced the Par 3 fifth hole with a sand wedge.

The ace was Tankersley's third hole-in-one of his career.

Three players finished with a low net score of 65 with Myhr winning out on a match of cards over John Karby and Freeland.

Joe Liggett won top gross honors with a seven under par 65.

Closest to the pins honors went to Tankersley on holes number 5 and 13, while the "Goose" knocked it tight on number 7 and Tant came within inches of a hole-in-one on number 17.

Mike Tankersley recorded his third career hole-in-one when he aced the Par 3 fifth hole Sunday at the MGA's Four-Man, Two Low Tournament at Saddle Creek Golf Club.