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Jeff Chandler, Greg Guinn lead after first round of Commanding General’s Golf Tournament at Fort Campbell’s Cole Park Golf Course

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Familiar names are atop the leaderboard after the June 8th first round of the Commanding General’s Golf Tournament, at Cole Park Golf Course, with Jeff Chandler leading the Open Division and Greg Guinn setting the pace in the Senior Division.

The tournament concludes June 9th with the final 18 holes, starting with the first tee times beginning at 7:00am.

Chandler fired a six-under 66 to lead a group of eight golfers that carded under-par rounds on the opening day – with Drew Miller just a shot back with a five-under 67, which included a bogie on the final hole of the day.

Commanding General’s Golf Tournament. (Bill Larson - Clarksville Sports Network)

Commanding General’s Golf Tournament. (Bill Larson – Clarksville Sports Network)

“I just came out to the tournament trying to have a little fun and didn’t really expect very much out of myself,” Miller said. “I haven’t been playing all that much and I just wanted to come out and see what I could do.

“I feel confident after my round today and hit a bunch of fairways and greens and that’s what you have to do. I just need to hit a few more putts tomorrow.”

Brian Balthrop and Clev Guinn are both three shots back of Chandler after rounds of three-under 69’s.

“I was really happy with my round today and played pretty well all the way around, Guinn said. “Putts weren’t falling as much as you would think that they would, or as they normally do out here, but it was good if you could get the speed right.

“I’m excited about playing tomorrow and hopefully I’ll come out and play like I did today and hope for the best.”

For Balthrop, his round came down to knowing when to take advantage of pin placements.

“I didn’t hit it as well as I wanted too,” he said. “But I picked my spots and when at the pins that were accessible.

“When it was needed to get up and down, I just grinded it out and tried to save as many pars as possible. I had four birdies and a bogey, so it was a pretty clean round for the most part and I’m pretty excited where it stands right now.”

Justin Burney, Tyler Phillips and Colin Walker are all at two-under 70, with Corey Cornell coming in at one-under 71.

In the Senior Division, Guinn leads a pack of five golfers that played the opening round under par.

“You can’t win it (the tournament) today, but you can lose it,” Guinn said. “You want to get as many birdies as you can – get to the house – and see how you finish at the end of the day when everything is over.

“There are a lot of good senior players out here, so about all you can do is make a bunch of birdies and put yourself in position for tomorrow. If you can be on the last nine (holes) in contention that’s what you want – that’s what you play for.”

Brad vanKirk is nipping at Guinn’s heels, just a shot back, after carding an opening round four-under 68.

“I’m loving where I’m at after the first 18 holes,” said VanKirk, who also shot an opening round 68 last year on his way to winning the tournament. “If omens mean anything, then I’m in a great spot.

“My round was pretty textbook and I did leave several shots out there, but the round overall wasn’t anything special. I’m going to have to shoot a lower score than I did today to win tomorrow. I’ll probably need to shoot six or seven under to win tomorrow.”

Steve Blackwell and Mike Taylor are three shots back of Guinn, with rounds of two-under 70, while Tom Edwards finished with a one-under 71 opening round.

In the other flights, Brett McHaney and Christian Snook led the Open Division’s First Flight – with two-over 74s, with Tyler Guy (75) one shot back, while John Hahn and Eric Ward are two shots back with 76s.

In the Open Division Second Flight, three golfers – Sam Davis, Carlos Rubert and Ferrell Swindell – lead with 10-over 82s, with nine golfers within three shots of the trio.

In the Senior Division First Flight, six golfers are in a logjam atop the leaderboard with four-over 76s – which includes Mike Bell, Mark Black, Ted Purdom, Jack Smith, Mike Welker and Wayne Woodham.

The Senior Division Second Flight has a four-way tie for the lead after 18 holes, with Rickey Briskey, Dennis Kolb, Jim Riley and Bill Wilkinson all coming in with 10-over 82s.

Commanding General’s Golf Tournament

Cole Park Golf Course
Second-Round Tee Times

Open Division
Championship Flight
JEFF CHANDLER 1230
DREW MILLER 1230
BRIAN BALTHROP 1230
CLEVE GUINN 1230
JUSTIN BURNEY 1220
TYLER PHILLIPS 1220
COLIN WELKER 1220
COREY CORNELL 1220
TODD GREENE 1210
DOUG GOLDEN 1210
JOE HODGE 1210
DAYTON JONES 1210
JONATHAN SHUSKEY 1200
First Flight
BRETT MCHANEY 1200
CHRISTIAN SNOOK 1200
TYLER GUY 1200
JOHN HAHN 1150
ERIC WARD 1150
JOSH BLACK 1150
DAVID CAMPEAU 1150
AARON KING 1140
JOHNATHAN SEWELL 1140
JOHN WISE 1140
MATTHEW RUCKER 1140
WESTON SARTAIN 1130
DAVID SHERON SR 1130
DUSTIN SMITH 1130
Second Flight
SAM DAVIS 1130
CARLOS RUBERT 1120
FERRELL SWINDELL 1120
BARRY CUNNINGHAM 1120
JOEY SAMUELS 1120
CHRISTOPHER ENGLEN 1110
JAMES HOLLAND 1110
MICHAEL WILKINS 1110
TAVIS HANLEY 1110
BOBBY MORRISON 1100
PHELON SPENCER 1100
SHAWN TAYLOR 1100
PAUL BONTRAGER 1100
JB KENT 1050
JESSE WEEKS 1050
BRYAN WHITFORD 1050
MILLER HYAMS 1050
KEVIN JERMAN 1030
RYAN THEOBALD 1030
LUKE THIEKEN 1030
SUNNY MITCHELL 1030
DAVID SHERON JR 1020
WILLIS BRYANT 1020
MICHAEL HYAMS 1020
GEORGE WHITE 1020
MICHAEL PENDLETON 1010
ANTHONY WILKINS 1010
JOHN ROMERO 1010
JAMES BOWMAN 1000
JIMMY GUARDADO 1000
DUSTIN SUSZEK 1000
TIM HEATHERLY 950
JIM YOUNG 950
WILLIAM SEGEL 950

Senior Division
Championship Flight

GREG GUINN 940
BRAD VANKIRK 940
STEVE BLACKWELL 940
MIKE TAYLOR 940
TOM EDWARDS 930
MARCUS SARTAIN 930
BRENT HYAMS 930
TED CROZIER 930
JIM DUTTWEILER 920
HAROLD HENSLEY 920
RICK RICHARDSON 920
TOMMY SHEARON 920
JEFF WHITLOW 910

First Flight

MIKE BELL 910
MARK BLACK 910
TED PURDOM 910
JACK SMITH 900
MIKE WELKER 900
WAYNE WOODHAM 900
RICHARD ASHBROOK 900
JEFF CAMPEAU 850
GEORGE DIXON 850
RALPH DUKE 850
KEN HUDSON 850
GERRY RILEY 830
JAMES CLARK 830
KENNETH KELLY 830
DICKY SEAY 830
RONNIE SEAY 820
RON SLEIGH 820
BRUCE BEDSOLE 820
BOBBY BRACY 820
HAROLD GABHART 810
RAY JOHNSON 810
JAMES WALKER 810

Second Flight

RICKEY BRISKEY 810
DENNIS KOLB 800
JIM RILEY 800
BILL WILKINSON 800
MARK TAYLOR 800
MORRIS VAN WHY 750
BILLY GRAY 750
GARY McCASH 750
ERNIE BRIGGS 750
PAUL EAVES 740
DAVID GRICE 740
DANNY MOREFIELD 740
RONALD GRAY 740
JOHN OLIVER 730
WAYNE SINKS 730
BOB VAIL 730
HOMER KOCHER 730
JOE SMOOT 720
SKIP COOK 720
JOHN SPRAKE 720
TERRY GRIFFIN 720
MONTRAY LOVE 710
TIM STANCIL 710
CHAPPELL WILSON 710
DAVID DAVIDSON 700
HAROLD FULK 700
DALE COLSON 700

 


About Chris Austin

    Chris Austin

    Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.

    Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS.

    Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA.

    Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.

    Web Site: http://www.clarksvillesportsnetwork.com
    Email: chris_austin24@yahoo.com

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