Baskin, Fisher come back to get Labor Day victory
POST BIRDIE After picking up a birdie on the 16th hole, Joe Lynn tees off on the 17th during the Harry Lackey Labor Day Golf Tournament at Briarwood Country Club. Photo by Kyle Carter/The Meridian Star
By Marty Stamper / EMG sports assistant
Sept. 2, 2003
Benjy Baskin and Stan Fisher overcame a three-stroke deficit to win the Harry Lackey Labor Day Golf Tournament at Briarwood Country Club Monday afternoon.
Baskin and Fisher fired a 5-under par 67 over the final 18 holes to win the 54-hole tournament by two strokes with a 16-under par 200.
Four teams finished at 202. Making up the quartet were the teams of Bill Hendricks and Jordy Hayden, Robert Sanford and Billy McWilliams, Benji Carpenter and Justin Catlett, and Rex Gentry and Colton Tisdale.
Baskin and Fisher did most of their damage on the back nine, making four of their five birdies.
Starting their day on No. 2, the winners parred the first six holes before picking up a birdie on No. 8. They went on to birdie Nos. 10, 12, 15, and 18.
Hendricks and Hayden held a two-stroke lead over Sanford and McWilliams going into Monday's round. The second-round leaders shot an even-par 72 over the final 18 holes. Sanford and McWilliams fired a 2-under 70 Monday.
Tisdale and Gentry caught fire with a 67 Monday after entering the day five strokes off the lead.
Carpenter and Catlett had a 68 on Monday, while Joel Nelson and Chris Clark shot a 69 to finish at 204.
Baskin and Fisher knew they had little room for error as the day progressed.
The weekend tournaments at Briarwood and Northwood Country Club are annually the last big events of the summer.