Welch, Rush sweat for 1-up victory at Northwood CC

By Staff
EYEING HIS DRIVE Allen Kimbrell, of Oxford, watches his tee shot on the 11th Hole at Northwood Country Club during the Bill Davis Fourth of July Tournament on Monday. PHOTO BY KYLE CARTER / THE MERIDIAN STAR
By Will Bardwell / staff writer
July 7, 2004
The Bill Davis Memorial Tournament left Bo Welch and Joe Rush sweating all the way to the finish literally.
With temperatures in the 90s and a heat index of over 100 degrees, Welch and Rush edged past Eddie Brown and Chuck Gordon for a 1-up victory and the tournament championship at Northwood Country Club on Monday.
It was the second victory of the day for Welch and Rush. In a match that began Monday morning, the duo beat Joel Nelson and Jay Bowen to advance to the finals.
In the championship match, which began under the hot afternoon sun, Welch and Rush went up by two holes after winning the par-4 10th hole and the par-3 11th.
That lead held until Brown and Gordon won the course's shortest hole, the par-3 17th, which measures 123 yards from the championship tees.
Both teams scored pars on No. 18.
Monday's semifinalists teed off bright and early at 8:30 a.m., and winners from those matches began their final rounds of the tournament at 1 p.m.
The finales completed the annual four-ball match play tournament, a staple of Northwood's annual schedule, which drew 180 golfers from as far away as Atlanta and Seattle.
Several golfers remarked at the consistent conditions on the 6,200-yard course, despite rain and constant use since the tournament began on Friday.

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