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Nelson team takes Boy Scout title

By Staff
WATCHING CLOSELY David Sinclair tees off on the ninth hole at Briarwood Country Club during the final round of the Rush Boy Scout Benefit Tournament Sunday afternoon. Photo by Carisa McCain/The Meridian Star
By Jeff Byrd / staff writer
May 6, 2002
The Nelson team of Joel and Steve shot a 15-under, 129 to claim the Rush Boy Scouts Benefit Golf Tournament on Sunday afternoon at Briarwood Country Club.
The team of Tony Polizzi and Colton Tisdale finished second with a 12-under 132 (67-65), while Randy Warren and Tom Warden were third at 134 (67-67).
The Nelson's shot a seven-under 65 on Saturday to gain a share of the lead with the Polizzi-Tisdale team. Playing near error-free on Sunday, delivered the tournament title.
This was the first time the Nelsons have won the Boy Scouts Tournament.
Golfers had to fight through a Saturday shower, but Joel Nelson said that just made the Briarwood course play better.
Polizzi and Tisdale shot a 67 on Sunday to card their 132. Robert Sanford and Jack Combest were fourth at 135 (71-64).
Mac Barnes and Benji Baskin shot a 137 (70-67) to place fifth. Dan Kerr and Billy McWilliams were sixth at 138 (71-67) and Alex Weddington and David Ray were seventh at 140 (69-71).
Drew and David Rosenbaum shot an even-par 144 to take the first flight. Joe Mabry and Robert Fraziar shot a 151 to take the second flight and Mike McNair and Kevin Stone won the third flight with a 155.
The tournament raised nearly $15,000 for the area boy scouts.