Pair of golf tourneys set for weekend
By By Marty Stamper / sports editor
July 2, 2003
A pair of area golf tournaments are slated for this weekend.
At Northwood Country Club, the annual Bill Davis Fourth of July Tournament is scheduled to begin on Thursday and run through Sunday.
At Newton Country Club, a two-person select tournament is set for Friday-Saturday.
The Bill Davis event promises to be one of the largest in recent years at Northwood.
The defending champions are Judge Little and Doyle Bryan.
Other top teams entered include Jack Combest and Steve Nelson, Joel Nelson and Jay Bowen, Jimmy Carle and Dan Angero, Randy Pool and Scott Brassfield, Chuck Gordon and John Rea, Robert Sanford and Tony Polizzi, Johnny Grace and University of West Florida golfer Will Grace, J.T. Williamson and Austin Bowen, Scotty Morgan and Kelly Swain, Clay Long and Matt Long, and Joey Mabry and Colton Tisdale.
Little and Bryan defeated Combest and Steve Nelson 6 and 4 in last year's championship match.
In the 2001 finals, the teams of Swain and Morgan and Mabry and Tisdale shared the championship after they were still deadlocked following nine extra holes that left the course blanketed in darkness.
Joel Nelson and Jay Bowen were the 2000 champions.
Newton Country Club hopes to have its tournament after wet grounds forced postponement of a recent county-wide event there.
The Newton tournament will be for 36 holes and will play on Friday and Saturday instead of the usual Saturday-Sunday format.