Liggett runs away with city golf title

Friday, August 11, 2017
Joe Liggett (left) accepts his championship prizes from Saddle Creek Golf Club General Manager/PGA Professional Greg Wilson after Liggett won the Greater Lewisburg City Open by eight strokes.
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Lewisburgís Joe Liggett lost the inaugural Greater Lewisburg City Open golf title last year by four strokes to Tate Lowery and he was disappointed in his effort.

Liggett came back with a vengeance, shooting a blistering 66 on Saturday and a solid 70 on Sunday to post an 8-under par score, eight strokes clear of Lowery (69-75--144) and Brian Borton (72-72--144), who both finished at even par for the tournament at Saddle Creek Golf Club.

Tyler Turpin (72-77--149) finished third in the Championship Flight, Aaron Boshers (73-78--151) fourth, Bill Buckles (75-77--152) fifth, Tim Anderson (74-88--162) sixth, and Daniel Mason (76-89--165) came to the clubhouse in seventh.

Mike Tankersley (77-72--149) took home first place in the First Flight, winning on a match of cards over Will Cain (77-72--149).

Sean Slade (89-80) finished in third place, Brandon Boshers (88-86--174) was fourth, and PJ Allen (84-91--175), Corey Shaw (90-85--175), and Bam Haislip (92-83--175) all shot 175.

Jim Burt, who shot a 148 total over two days to win the Senior Menís Division, accepts his prizes from Saddle Creek Golf Club General Manager/PGA Professional Greg Wilson

In the Senior Mení Division, Gary Burt took home the title as he posted a 75 on Saturday and followed with a 1-over par 73 on Saturday to win by four strokes over Stanley Bond (77-75--152).

Eddie Roberts (85-83--168) finished in third place, Jack Freeland (85-90--175) was fourth, and Barry White (92-93--185) was fifth.

Buddy Wiles accepts his prize for first place in the Menís Legendís Division from Saddle Creek Golf Club General Manager/PGA Professional Greg Wilson.

Buddy Wiles epitomized the name of his division as he defended his title in the Menís Legendís Flight, firing a 74 on Saturday before coming back with a smooth 2-under par round of 70 on Sunday for an even par total of 144 to win by a whopping 24 strokes over Buddy Tankersley (86-82--168).

Bobby Beech (102-95--197) was in third place and David Wood (122-106--228) finished in fourth.

Katie Rogner, who made a big comeback on Sunday to win the Womenís Division is all smiles as she accepts her prizes from Saddle Creek Golf Club General Manager/PGA Professional Greg Wilson

Katie Rogner had a close battle with Sandy Campbell to win the Womenís Division as Rogner shot 84 on Saturday to trail Campbell (82) by two strokes.

On Sunday Rogner turned it on, firing an 81 to win by four strokes over Campbell, who carded an 87.

Jennifer Cook (88-96--184) finished in third place, Susie Wilson (100-95--195) finished third and Dana Shaw (114-109--223) finished in fifth place.