Upstate Amateur Golf

Hartins win Evatt Memorial

Perry Hartin tees off as his father and playing partner Mike watches. The two teamed up to win the Jimmy Evatt Memorial.

Mike and Perry Hartin can be a very formidable father-son team and they are not bad in a Texas Two-Man tournament either.

The two Hartins team up to win the Jimmy Evatt Memorial, Texas Two-Man tournament at Pickens Country Club.

The Mike and Perry teamed up to shoot an amazing 15-under par 57 in the first round to hold a six shot lead after the first round.

“We made a lot of birdies and no bogey’s,” said the elder Hartin. “We had one eagle and we just missed a couple of other ones,” said Mike Hartin.

The two had a good idea that this could be successful tournament for them when Perry just missed an ace on the teams first hole in the shotgun start event.

“Perry hit a great shot that just missed going in. He didn’t make a hole-in-one, but the birdie got us off to a great start,” said Mike Hartin.

Marcus and Shane Grumbles shot a very good round of 10-under par 62 on the first day and trailed the Hartins by five shots.

In the final round the Grumbles cut the lead to just three shots, but the Hartins eagled the eighth hole to bump their lead back to give shots.

“I think that got us back in front and when he (Mike) then made  four straight birdies and that helped us win,” said Perry Hartin.

The two followed up their opening round 57 with a second round 11-under par 61 for a two day total of 118 and a seven shot victory.

The team of Guido Bolding and Mike Teasley slipped past the Grumbles brothers for second place with a 125 total.

“We play golf together, but this is the first time we have played in this kind of format and won something,” said Perry Hartin.

“This was a good weekend because I got to play golf with my son and we did pretty good,” added Mike Hartin.

Tournament founder Jeff Evatt (left) presents the championship trophy to Mike and Perry Hartin.

Flight winners included Second Flight – Michael Jordan and Mike DeShields, Third Flight – Claire Page and John Keffer, Fourth Flight – Pam Prescott and Nancy Holcomb, Fifth Flight – Rick Oyervides and Alec Acevado, Sixth Flight – Chris Lopper and Tyler Burdine.

This was the 11th annual tournament staged by Jeff Evatt in memory of his father Jimmy. Proceeds from tournament sponsorships have been contributed to the Heart Science Foundation at the Medical University of South Carolina


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