Burton Wins on Red Course in Augusta, GA

13 August 2000 - Augusta, GA - Two-time National Champion Lewis Burton won for the first time on the South Carolina tour, winning with the same score that won Saturday on the Red Course in Augusta, 76. Burton popped three consistent rounds of 25, 25, and 26 to win by one shot over Edgar Hollifield on a picture-perfect day in Augusta.

Hollifield fired a tournament low 23 to take the outright lead at 49 with 18 holes to play. Hollifield couldn't contain it as his lead was only one to start the final round. He shot 28 and coupled with Burton's 26 sealed the win for Burton for the first time since winning on Spartanburg #2 on June 26 of last year. Three players broke 80 for the tournament, as Burton's 76 and Hollifield's 77 finished one-two in the 23-player field. Frank Warren shot 78 to finish third.

The streak finally came to an end for Chris Hudson, who was going for an incredible seventh straight South Carolina win in the APA Division. As a matter of fact, Hudson failed to finish in the top four in South Carolina since Rock Hill back in May. Billy Caudle, instead, came out on top winning with a final score of 82, to win by four shots over Todd Trent. Stan Seethoff and Jonathan Reid each finished in third at 88.

Rounding out the top five in the Pro Division on Sunday were current points leader Todd Fowler, along with Michael Hitt, and Greg Ward, all finishing at 83. There were 12 money spots available with the cash line sitting at 86. The South Carolina Qualifying and Match Play spots went to Hollifield with his outstanding finish. Local player and 1991 South Carolina State Champion Bobby Ward, back after a three-year layoff, received the two-day qualifying spot.

South Carolina will play again on Course 2 in Anderson on Saturday, August 26, for a doubleheader starting at 10:00am. Then, they will have their third annual Match Play Championship on Sunday, August 27, starting at 10:00am in Anderson.

Scores and tournament recap provided by Opie Roberts.

Professional Division of Augusta, GA Event (13 August 2000)

RoundPrize
Player123TotalMoney
1 Lewis Burton
25
25
26
76
$120.00
2 Edgar Hollifield
26
23
28
77
$80.00
3 Frank Warren
24
30
24
78
$65.00
4 Todd Fowler
28
30
25
83
$50.00
Michael Hitt
25
27
31
83
$50.00
Greg Ward
29
27
27
83
$50.00
7 Gary English
29
27
28
84
$37.00
Randy Reeves
26
29
29
84
$37.00
Tony Varnadore
28
28
28
84
$37.00
10 Darrell Britt
29
28
28
85
$35.00
11 Dan Anders
28
31
27
86
$35.00
Robert Johnson
31
29
26
86
$35.00
13 Mike Flavin
28
27
32
87
Bobby Ward
29
28
30
87
15 Tony Jackson
25
34
29
88
C. L. Jones
32
25
31
88
Mark Ross
31
30
27
88
18 Tony Pack
31
31
27
89
19 Ray Guthrie
32
31
27
90
Bob Jackson
31
30
29
90
21 Kevin Chambers
29
33
30
92
22 Bobby Kirby
30
29
37
96
Barry Wyatt 34 31 31 96

Amateur Division of Augusta, GA Event (13 August 2000)

Round
Player123Total
1 Billy Caudle
27
30
25
82
2 Todd Trent
26
29
31
86
3 Jonathan Reid
30
30
28
88
Stan Seethoff
34
26
28
88
5 Chris Hudson
32
34
29
95
6 Steve Helton
33
38
32
103
7 Robin Trent
34
41
33
108
8 Chance Mathews
38
38
41
117

 

 

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