Brad Lebo Wins Wayne Hancock Memorial With One-Stroke Playoff Victory Over Greg Newport
26 June 2010 - High Point, NC - The Southern tour played in High Point, N.C. on Course 2. The field consisted of 27 pros and 29 amateurs. The conditions were great with some very warm weather with temperatures in the low 90s.
Greg Newport started the tournament on fire with a first round 22. Robert Johnson was in second with a round of 24. Michael Hitt was in third with a 25. The second round had quite a bit of movement. Daryl Freeman shot a 24 to take the lead at 50. Greg Newport shot a 29 which placed him in second at 51. There was a group of three, Michael Hitt, Robert Johnson, and Frank Warren, tied for third at 52. The third round brought even more movement. Brad Lebo shot a great round of 24 to finish at 78. Greg Newport was also able to finish at 78. Daryl Freeman and Gary English tied for third at 79.
In the 18 hole playoff, Greg Newport 6 under on the front 9 to Brad Lebos 5 under. After 11 holes, the score was knotted at 7 under. The players matched each other thru hole 15 at 9 under. The deciding hole was number 16. Lebo aced the hole and Newport deuced. Both players deuced the final two holes. Lebo won the tournament 26 to Newports 27.
In the APA division, Johnny Brown jumped out to a two stroke lead with a round of 25. In a tie for second at 27, were Ray Guthrie and Joey Graybeal. Johnny Brown was able to maintain a one stroke lead, at 55, after round two. A trio of players, Jimmy Comer, Joey Graybeal, and Keith Waters, were tied for second at 56. In the third round, Joey Graybeal shot a 24 to finish at 80 and a two stroke victory. Jimmy Comer had a total of 82 for a second place finish. Keith Waters shot 83 to finish in third. This was Joey Graybeal's first APA victory.
Rick Carter (left), Randy Carter (right)
The Southern tour would like to thank Chris Graney and his staff for hosting this tournament this weekend. The course also hosted a benefit one round tournament for PPA member and friend Randy Carter, who is fighting cancer. Randy was able to attend and participate, and everyone was pleased to see Randy and his family. A special thank you goes out to Billy Caudle, Rick Carter, and Ray Guthrie who organized the benefit. Thank you to everyone that participated and donated.
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