Field, Majors win Trans-Miss Four-Ball Championship over Blundell, Cook

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. – Lawrence Field and Draegen Majors of Tulsa won the 35th Trans-Mississippi Four-Ball Championship at The Honors Course, in Ooltewah, Tenn., Thursday afternoon after defeating Ben Blundell and Jordan Cook of Oklahoma City in a two-hole playoff.

After starting the day one shot back of the lead, Field and Majors stayed consistent in their ways and continued to play solid golf on their way to a 54-hole total of 10-under-par 206. But frankly, they were both more worried about enjoying their time with each other, their fellow competitors, and the overall tournament itself, than they were about their final score.
 
"We really weren’t focused on the end result as much as we were enjoying our time together," said Field, a member of Southern Hills Country Club. "We really wanted to dwell on the camaraderie and enjoy the spirit that team golf brings with it."
 

Sporting matching "unis" in the final round, the team from Tulsa fired a final-round score of 4-under 68 thanks to a clutch birdie putt on 54th hole from Majors, making them the new clubhouse leader. However, more excitement quickly followed.
 
Shortly after the new leaders finished, Ben Blundell managed to make an impressive par save on 18 by draining a twelve-foot putt to put himself and partner Jordan Cook in a tie for first and into a playoff.
 
The first playoff hole saw Majors barely leave a birdie chance short and giving Cook the chance to win it for his team. Unfortunately, Cook ran his birdie attempt by, continuing the playoff. Once again, Majors came through in the clutch.
 
After putting himself in familiar territory off the tee, Majors hit his approach from the middle of the fairway to just over two feet from the hole for birdie. Blundell and Cook went on to make their par while Majors tapped in for birdie, winning the playoff and the Championship.
 
"I don’t know if we really expected to be here by any means," said Majors, the former SMU player. "I knew we had a chance and then we figured we’d go play well and see what happens."
 
This is the duo’s first Trans-Mississippi Championship.
 
Finishing behind Blundell and Cook in a tie for third were Randy Lance from Lufkin, TX and Brad Kropp from Edmond, and Scott Tridle from Lincoln, NE and Will Andersen from Dakota City, NE with a three round total of 9-under 207.
 
In the Senior Division, the teams of Mike Ameen of Shreveport, LA and Randy King of Kilgore, TX and John Pigg of Bee Cave, TX and Eddie Lyons of Shreveport, LA were crowned Co-Champions after a series of playoff holes, finishing with a 54-hole total of 10-under 206. Also finishing with a total of 10-under 206, but coming in third, were Kip Estep and Bob Baker from Rockwall, TX. Baker and Estep were eliminated after the first playoff hole after making an unfortunate bogey.
 
Second round co-leaders Lee Sandlin and Warren Huddleston from Dallas, TX finished the tournament tied for fourth with Tim Gamso from Dallas, TX and Randy Yoder from Chattanooga, TN at 7-under 209.
 
Finishing the tournament with the lowest total of the entire field, Sam Boyd of Horseshoe Bay, TX and Ken Redfern of Austin, TX ran away with the title in the Super-Senior Division finishing a wire-to-wire win with a final round 2-under, rounding out the week with an exceptional score of 16-under 200.
 
Jim Lipe Jr. and Mickey McDonald from Shreveport, LA finished second at 7-under 206, with Steve Dallas and Edward Smith from Mesa, AZ finished third at 4-under 211.
 

Trans-Mississippi Golf Association
Four-Ball Championship
The Honors Course
Ooltewah, TN
9/17/2015
Final Results

Championship
Field, L. / Majors, D. — 69-69-68–206
Blundell, B. / Cook, J. — 72-66-68–206
Kropp, B. / Lance, R. — 68-71-68–207
Tridle, S. / Andersen, W. — 71-66-70–207
Miskell, T. / Hallmark, T. — 68-69-71–208
Larkin, J. / Brown, M. — 67-71-71–209
Spangler, R. / White, A. — 68-71-71–210
Swanson, J. / Pumphrey, R. — 70-67-73–210
Wyatt, H. / Hodges, B. — 73-67-71–211
Ellis, R. / Norrell, Z. — 72-71-69–212
 Hyde / Sanchez       69-73-73 –  215
 Kelley / Vondrak   72-65-78 – 215
 May / Meares  75-67-74 – 216
 Showalter / Munson    72-69-75 – 216

Failed to qualify

Vollertsen, G. / Audrain, S. — 75-69
Crocket, D. / Watford, K. — 72-73
Dean, D. / Newhouse, D. — 72-73
Forbes, C. / Williams, C. — 71-74
McDaniel, A. / Davis, B. — 73-72
Creekmore, H. / Creekmore, S. — 72-74
Oakes, J. / Johnson, C. — 74-72
Ream, J. / Bodlovich, K. — 74-72
Smith, S. / Miller, A. — 74-74
Wilhite, T. / Seabaugh, E. — 73-75
Creekmore III, S. / Shumate, B. — 75-74
Maes, J. / Gosa, J. — 75-74
Brewer, B. / McDonald, R. — 72-78
Goldworn, J. / Born, B. — 77-74
Sexton, E. / Carlson, C. — 79-73
Clevenger, C. / Gallacher, K. — 74-81
Geubelle, R. / Houtsma, J. — 77-79
Maday, G. / McCray, C. — 78-81
Hall, D. / Pratt, B. — 81-81
Garden, W. / Stensrud, B. — 84-83
Toon, M. / Sullivan, M. — WD


Full Leaderboard
Fav    SC    Pos.    Team    City/State    Today    Hole    Total    R1    R2    R3    Total
        1    Field / Majors        -4    F    -10    69    69    68    206
        2    Blundell / Cook        -4    F    -10    72    66    68    206
        T3    Kropp / Lance        -4    F    -9    68    71    68    207
        T3    Tridle / Andersen        -2    F    -9    71    66    70    207
        5    Miskell / Hallmark        -1    F    -8    68    69    71    208
        6    Larkin / Brown        -1    F    -7    67    71    71    209
        T7    Spangler / White        -1    F    -6    68    71    71    210
        T7    Swanson / Pumphrey        +1    F    -6    70    67    73    210
        9    Wyatt / Hodges        -1    F    -5    73    67    71    211
        10    Ellis / Norrell        -3    F    -4    72    71    69    212
        T11    Hyde / Sanchez        +1    F    -1    69    73    73    215
        T11    Kelley / Vondrak        +6    F    -1    72    65    78    215
        T13    May / Meares        +2    F    Even    75    67    74    216
        T13    Showalter / Munson        +3    F    Even    72    69    75    216
Failed to Qualify
            Vollertsen / Audrain                Even    75    69        144
            Forbes / Williams                +1    71    74        145
            Crocket / Watford                +1    72    73        145
            McDaniel / Davis                +1    73    72        145
            Dean / Newhouse                +1    72    73        145
            Ream / Bodlovich                +2    74    72        146
            Oakes / Johnson                +2    74    72        146
            Creekmore / Creekmore                +2    72    74        146
            Wilhite / Seabaugh                +4    73    75        148
            Smith / Miller                +4    74    74        148
            Creekmore III / Shumate                +5    75    74        149
            Maes / Gosa                +5    75    74        149
            Brewer / McDonald                +6    72    78        150
            Goldworn / Born                +7    77    74        151
            Sexton / Carlson                +8    79    73        152
            Clevenger / Gallacher                +11    74    81        155
            Geubelle / Houtsma                +12    77    79        156
            Maday / McCray                +15    78    81        159
            Hall / Pratt                +18    81    81        162
            Garden / Stensrud                +23    84    83        167
            Toon / Sullivan                WD                WD
Senior

Ameen, M. / King, R. — 65-71-70-206
Pigg, J. / Lyons, E. — 71-68-67–206
Estep, K. / Baker, B. — 71-68-67–206
Huddleston, W. / Sandlin, L. — 68-68-73–209
Yoder, R. / Gamso, T. — 71-68-70–209
Burris, B. / Stephens, M. — 68-71-71–210
Fisher, H. / Pool, D. — 71-68-71–210
Potter, D. / Richart, J. — 71-71-68–210
Huddleston, A. / Simson, P. — 73-65-74–212
Pumphrey, J. / Clement, D. — 71-70-73–214
Tudor, D. / Alsup, M. — 72-71
Turner, E. / Neal, B. — 72-71
Barker, S. / Taylor, B. — 72-72
Bailey, J. / Swanson, B. — 72-73
Strattan, M. / Redlin, S. — 74-73
Kilby, R. / Nunez, L. — 75-74
Andersen, T. / Horsch, C. — 76-74
McBee, B. / Goode, J. — 79-71
Quinlan, M. / Lujan, L. — 74-76
McDonald, R. / Devitt, L. — 78-73
Hoffman, F. / Williams, J. — 77-75
Melcher, T. / White, D. — 79-74
Spines, S. / Davies, S. — 79-75
Hendrix, M. / Vescovo, P. — 79-76

Super Senior
Boyd, S. / Redfern, K. — 65-65-70–200
McDonald, M. / Lipe, J. — 66-75-65–206
Dallas, S. / Smith, E. — 74-69-68–211
Wiley, N. / McGovern, J. — 69-68-75–212
Hatchett, S. / Stevens, J. — 76-70
Martin, J. / Seaman, G. — 74-74
Patterson, P. / Summers, S. — 79-69
Hutton, J. / Carroll, D. — 76-73
Davis, T. / Berthiaume, D. — 79-73
Hermann, P. / Hermann, P. — 78-75
Clevenger, J. / Brooks, P. — 72-82

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