Two Oklahoma-Texas combos in duel for Trans-Miss Four-Ball Championship

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Seaside, Calif. – Josh Swanson of Bee Cave, Texas and Riley Pumphrey of Norman, recorded five birdies and two bogeys to shoot 69, giving them a two-shot lead heading into the final round of the 37th Trans-Miss Four-Ball Championship at Bayonet Blackhorse over Seth Frye of Edmond and Paul Tessman of Montgomery, Texas.

Humphrey and Swanson made their first bogey of the championship on the par-4 third hole but then answered with back-to-back birdies on the fifth and sixth. Swanson and Pumphrey had another bogey on the eighth but bounced back again with a birdie on the tenth. Again they went back-to-back with birdies on the 14th and 15th to reach the 3-under total for the round and 8-under for the championship.

Tying for the low round of the day with a 4-under 68 was Frye and Tessman, who birdied three of the first five holes. They made a bogey on the sixth followed by pars to round out the front side. Their back nine however went just like their first few holes. The duo birdied the 10th, 11th and 12th to get to 5-under. A bogey on the 13th though brought them back to 4-under and two shots behind Swanson and Pumphrey.

Rounding out the top three was Luke Kane and Ralph Ellis of Amarillo, Texas. Their two birdie, two bogey performance kept them in contention and four back of the leaders

In the senior division, Bruce Smith of Longview, Texas and Reggie Howell of Tyler, Texas trailed by one when the second round got underway but erased that margin to take a three stroke lead .  Smith and Howell started on the 10th hole and had all pars until they birdied the dogleg left par four, 15th. Although they made a bogey on the next hole, it was their lone blemish of the day. The pair birdied four holes on the course’s front side including back-to-back birdies on their last two holes to finish at six under for the tournament.

Ron Kilby of McAllen, Texas and Larry Nunez of Austin, Texas used an even par round to remain within striking distance. Kilby and Nunez were one-under on their day before they surrendered a shot on the downhill par five, eighth which was their 17th hole of the day and sit three shots back at 5 under.

In the Super Senior Division, Chris Maletis of Portland, Ore. and Jim Wikert of Spicewood, Texas maintain their lead with an even par effort to  Maletis and Wikert however battled for their score. They recorded four bogies and a double bogey but bounce backed with six birdies, three of which came in a row on the 14th through 16th holes.

Steve Summers of Dallas, Texas and Phil Patterson of La Jolla, Calif. had the round of the day in the Super Senior Division at two-under-par. Summers and Patterson made five birdies including the challenging dogleg left, 11th.

Tee times will begin at 8:00am and 8:05am off the 1st and 10th respectfully with the Senior Division off the 1st tee and the Championship Division off the 10th. The Super Senior Division will also go off the 10th tee after the Championship Division. For complete results and pairings, please click here

37th Trans-Miss Four-Ball Championship
Bayonet/Black Horse GC – Bayonet
Seaside, Calif.

September, 13th, 2017

Swanson, J. / Pumphrey, R. — 67-69–136
Frye, S. / Tessman, P. — 70-68–138
Ellis, R. / Kane, L. — 68-72–140
Griggs, C. / Miyamoto, C. — 70-72–142
McDonald, R. / Brewer, B. — 72-70–142
Joseph, E. / Johnson, H. — 72-74–146
Purselley, B. / Caravia, P. — 73-73–146
Munson, R. / Showalter, M. — 71-76–147
Sampson, K. / McClain, A. — 72-75–147
Nash, E. / Nelson, W. — 74-74–148
Dyer, J. / Dyer, J. — 80-69–149
Wilhite, T. / Seabaugh, E. — 75-76–151
Risoli, W. / Fitzpatrick, S. — 77-78–155
Smith, B. / Howell, R. — 68-68–136
Kilby, R. / Nunez, L. — 67-72–139
Fisher, H. / Hageman, R. — 70-70–140
Taylor, B. / Barker, S. — 70-70–140
Walley, B. / Slayton, J. — 67-73–140
Goode, J. / Pigg, J. — 71-70–141
Kobalter, K. / Shipley, J. — 71-70–141
Sandlin, L. / Cooper, B. — 70-71–141
Burke, J. / Nelson, H. — 70-72–142
Turner, E. / Neal, B. — 76-69–145
Sullivan, H. / Dillard, J. — 71-75–146
King, R. / Ameen, M. — 72-75–147
Williams, J. / Hoffman, F. — 76-71–147
Garden, W. / Stensrud, B. — 72-76–148
McDonald, R. / Phillips, D. — 74-76–150
Donaldson, M. / Mentone, F. — 74-77–151
Jones, M. / Morgan, M. — 75-76–151
Smith, T. / Horsch, C. — 77-74–151
Anderson, J. / McCraney, C. — 79-73–152
Robin, M. / Chase, S. — 75-79–154
Super Senior
Maletis, C. / Wikert, J. — 70-72–142
Summers, S. / Patterson, P. — 73-70–143
Redfern, K. / Campbell, C. — 73-71–144
Alexander, D. / Hare, P. — 72-73–145
Boyd, S. / Martin, J. — 73-73–146
Dallas, S. / Smith, E. — 75-72–147
Watts, S. / Horne, D. — 75-77–152
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