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Clarksville, TN – Shooting a final-round three-under 68, Brian Balthrop broke a three-way tie heading into the round September 15th to run away and take the 34th Mayor’s Golf Classic by a six shot margin.
The victory was the second of the season for Balthrop (71-68—139), who also won the Clarksville City Amateur back in August.“Today got off to a good start,” Balthrop said. “I had to get off to a good start and put some pressure on being that there were three of us tied for the lead. I was able to birdie (holes) one and two to kind of set the mood for the shootout for the day.
“The front nine I scored really well, I didn’t hit as many good shots as I could, but to shoot 32 on the front you can never be upset.”
Tyler Guy (71-74—145) and Hunter Richardson (75-70—145) tied for second place, with Jamie Webb (75-71—146) taking fourth and Tyler Phillips (71-76—147) fifth place.
In the Senior Division Championship Flight, Greg Guinn posted the only under-par round, coming in at one-under, to rally from five shots back to take the top spot with a two-round total of 142 (72-70), one shot better than runner-up Rick Richardson (70-73—143).
“It was a little shocking to me, because I thought I would need a round of 67 or 68 to have a chance,” Guinn said. “I was just fortunate today that everyone else had a little problem and I was able to get it around ok.”
There was a tie for third and fifth places, with Steve Blackwell (71-73—144) and Jimmy Mashburn (73-71—144) taking third, while Bill Wilkinson (72-75—147) and Barker Seay (73-74—147) tying for fifth.
Payton Williams took third place (79-75—154), Ron Eldridge fourth (78-78—156), while Corey Cornell (78-80—158) and Grant Moffett (79-79—158).
In the Open Division Second Flight, where was a three-way tie for first place between Mike Dye (84-78—162), Joey Samuels (84-78—162) and Jammie Holland (85-77—162), with Bill Sites (84-83—167) and Nicholas Lee (91-76—167) tying for fourth place.
In the Senior Division First Flight, Jim Duttweiler (76-73—149) and Ronnie Seay (77-72—149) tied for the top spot, with Mark O. Black a shot back in third place (78-72—150).
Mike Welker was fourth (76-75—151) and Ed Lewis (77-75—152) finished in fifth place.
In the Senior Division Second Flight, John Harris took first place with a two-round total of 163 (84-79), three shots better than runner-up George Brown (85-81—166).
John Blackman (90-77—167) finished third, Bob Vail (88-80—168) fourth and Dicky Seay (86-84—170) in fifth place.
This was the final qualifying tournament for golfers to get in the respective Tournament of Champions fields, which are now set.
In the Sept. 21st and 22nd Tournament of Champions, the field will consist of Balthrop, Richardson, Webb, Phillips, Sleigh, Cornell, Korey Smith and Justin Burney.
Alternates are Guy, Drew Miller and Todd Greene.
Alternates are Welker, Bobby Yingling and Ronnie Seay.
The Super Senior Tournament of Champions will run in conjunction with the Senior TOC on September 28h and 29th, with a field made up of Wilkinson, Harold Hensley, Tommy Shearon and Bob Bracey. The alternate is Jeff Campeau.
All of the Tournament of Champions events will be held at Swan Lake Golf Course.
34th Annual Mayor’s Golf Classic
Swan Lake Golf Course
Rick Richardson 70 73 143
Jimmy Mashburn 73 71 144
Steve Blackwell 71 73 144
Barker Seay 73 74 147
Bill Wilkinson 72 75 147
Tommy Shearon 73 76 149
Bruce Walker 72 77 149
Dick Blackston 67 82 149
Marcus Sartain 71 78 149
Mark T. Black 73 77 150
Terry Trificano 74 77 151
Mickey Phillips 74 77 151
Ralph Duke 73 79 152
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.
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