Cliff Matthews Posts Three Stroke Victory in Arlington, TX

12 September 2004 - Arlington, TX - The Texas Putting tour held it's 19th event of the year at the Arlington-Division course. Brice Bergesen and Gary Reed held the opening round lead at 9 under 27 with Mike Baldoza and Keith Barfield one stroke back. A second round 11 under 25 by National Champion Cliff Matthews gave him the lead with Rodney Phillips, who shot a 10 under 26, going to the last round. With seven other player within four strokes of Rodney and Cliff it could have a tight last round but Cliff shot a solid 10 under 26 with 13's on both nines to take the win by three strokes over Rodney in second. Brice Bergesen and David Lynch finished tied for 3rd four behind Cliff. State spots went to Keith Barfield, Jody Kimble, and Jude Prather.

Local amateur Rob Martin's first two rounds gave him a three-stroke lead over his nearest pursuer, James Taylor, going into the last round. A poor last round by Rob, which included four bogey strokes, opened the door for someone to catch him, but with no player in the field shooting better than six under in the last round Rob's lead held up. He finished at 18 under 90 one stroke ahead of James Taylor and Danny Hoel.

Article and scores provided by Lee Messinger.

Professional Division of Arlington (Division), TX Event
(Arlington, TX - Course #3 - 12 September 2004)

Round Prize
Player 1 2 3 Total Money
1 Cliff Matthews 30 25 26 81 $170.00
2 Rodney Phillips 29 26 29 84 $110.00
3 Brice Bergesen 27 29 29 85 $70.00
  David Lynch 30 30 25 85 $70.00
5 Gary Reed 27 31 28 86 $40.00
  Joel Baker 30 28 28 86 $40.00
  Keith Barfield* 28 30 28 86 $40.00
8 Jeffrey Smith 31 29 29 89 $6.67
  Jude Prather* 32 29 28 89 $6.66
  Steve Armstrong* 32 26 31 89 $6.66
11 Lee Messinger 29 30 31 90  
12 Mike Baldoza 28 31 32 91  
13 Mike Chisum 29 37 27 93  
14 Wade Sahmel 34 34 26 94  
15 Jody Kimble 35 36 27 98  
16 Don McCracken 34 37 29 100  
17 Al Simpson 35 39 34 108  

Amateur Division of Arlington (Division), TX Event
(Arlington, TX - Course #3 - 12 September 2004)

Round Expense
Player 1 2 3 Total Money
1 Rob Martin* 28 29 33 90 $20.00
2 Danny Hoel 32 29 30 91 $10.00
  James Taylor 30 30 31 91 $10.00
4 Chance Marett 31 30 31 92 $10.00
5 Dave Blalock 34 29 33 96 $10.00
6 Mickey DeLucca 37 29 31 97  
7 David Chisum* 35 31 32 98  
8 Neal Armstrong* 31 34 34 99  
9 Adam Sahmel 37 29 34 100  
  Jason Sheffield 31 32 37 100  
  Mike Huckaby 33 33 34 100  
12 Gary Plain 37 32 32 101  
13 Lloyd Navarro Jr. 33 34 34 101  
14 Steve Yancey 38 33 35 106  
15 Trevor Lewin 34 33 40 107  

* Earned TX State Championship Spot.

 

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