Powell/Caffey win four-ball tournament

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 24, 2002

A new golf championship duo was crowned at the Andalusia Country Club on Sunday.

The two-man team of Riley Powell and Rodger Caffey teamed up to shot a two-round total of 132 to win the Championship Flight of the annual Four-Ball Tournament.

Powell and Caffey defeated a field of seven teams in the Championship Flight including two-time defending champions Ralph Mathews and David Hancock.

Powell and Caffey jumped out to a lead on Saturday, recording a round of 64 for a three-stroke lead.

On Sunday, Powell and Caffey was one-stroke behind three teams with a round of 68.

One stroke, however, was not enough for the field to overcome Powell and Caffey's strong first-round score of 64 as they won the tournament.

In the First Flight, Tom Partridge teamed up with Sam Kyser for a round of 68 on Saturday and a round of 66 on Sunday. Their two-round total of 134 was good enough to win the flight.

In the Second Flight, Grant Scott and Bryan Paul shot a 69 on both days of the tournament to win the flight with a two-day stroke total of 138.

Brad Gutnick and Jim Yagow tied the duo of Don Ganus and Hal Benson for top honors in the Third Flight. Gutnick and Yagow shot a 74 on Saturday and a 66 on Sunday for a total of 140. Ganus and Benson had a 72 after Saturday's round and then shot a 68 on Sunday to tie for the win.

In the Fourth Flight, Woody Waters and Frank Plan won with a total of 140 shooting a round of 69 on Saturday and 71 on Sunday.

In the Fifth Flight, Garel Curry and Jeff Nichols put together a two-round total of 141 to win the flight.

In the Sixth Flight, Hunter Hobson teamed up with Michael Holland to tie Grady Lanier and Ronnie Lane for first-place honors. Both two-man teams had two-day totals of 149.

In the Seventh Flight, Lee Leonard and Marcus Williams tied Frank Carr and Dean Martin to win the flight. Both teams had two-round totals of 153.

In the Eighth Flight Patrick Gibson and Russ Coston teamed up to win the flight with a two-round total of 155 strokes.

In the Ninth Flight, Bobby Poole and Deven Moore shot a 79 on Saturday and an 80 on Sunday to win the flight with a total of 159.