Ken Stanfill Wins Wire-to-Wire in Tyler
2 June 2007 - Tyler, TX - The Texas Putting Tour visited East Texas and the Tyler Put-Putt the first weekend in June. The course was again in good shape as has come to be expected at Tyler.
Ken Stanfill would fire a 10 under 26 during the first round at the Tyler, Texas course for the best round of the day by two strokes. A 28, the only one on the day, was also shot in the first round. John Berger would be alone in second place with three other players in at 7 under 29.
A second round 30 from Ken would keep him in the lead by two strokes but three other players would join John two strokes behind. Mike Huckaby, Gary Plain, and Steve Willmann all joined John two strokes behind the lead. With no other player under 62 the winner would come out these 5 players.
The last round would be interesting with all five contenders playing in the 3rd and 4th groups everybody could watch as events unfolded. It did not take long for Ken to put the tournament all but out of reach A solid 4 under front nine normally would not have been enough to seal the win but all the other contenders were worse. There was a little drama left over the last nine holes as both Gary and John pushed hard. Both players managed a 5 under 13 over the last nine but were just little too far back to catch Ken. Ken would take the win with a total of 22 under 86 one stroke ahead of Gary and two ahead of John.
With Ken spotted out for State Gary and John would get the medal spots. Alan Sahmel and Dwaine Willett would also receive spots in match play.
Article and scores provided by Adam Sahmel, Gary Reed and Lee Messinger..