Upstate Amateur Golf

Parks and Herold win Musgrove Mill Invitational

The best field for a club event this side of a SCGA or CGA major is always the Invitational at Musgrove Mill.

If you follow amateur golf in the Carolinas and you look at the final scores you can put a significant golf accomplishment next to just about every name in the top-twenty and with a little research probably even deeper on the score sheet.

Levi Joiner and Luke Hammond from the Mid-Carolina Club opened the 36 hole weekend event with a 7-under par 65 to take a 2 shot lead over a pair of teams into the second round.

Hunter Parks and Zachery Herold were joined in a second place tie with the team of Sam Jackson and Dixon Walker, but five more teams posted rounds under 70 making for a jammed up leader board.

In the second round Joiner and Hammond shot a 3-under 69, but were caught by Parks and Herold who matched their first round 67 to finish regulation in a tie at 134.

The two teams needed a pair of extra holes to determine the championship with Parks and Herold claiming the victory on the second playoff hole.

The teams of defending champions Kevin Roberts and Zach Siefert along with Weston Bell and Garland Ferrell shared third place just one shot out of the playoff.

A two hole playoff was needed before Zachery Herold from the Country Club of Lexington and Hunter Parks from Creek Golf Club were able to claim the Musgrove Mill Invitational title. (Musgrove Mill Photo)

Musgrove Mill Senior Invitational

The Senior Division saw its share of quality scores as the team of Walter Todd and Duff Wagner shot an opening round 64 to take a 3-shot lead into the final.

You would not expect to see many 64s on the leader board the way Musgrove usually plays this time of year, fast and firm, but the team of Ron Clontz and Brian Kennedy carded that same number in the second round.

Add the 64 to their first round 4-under par 68 and the two edged out Todd and Wagner by a shot for the Senior Division championship.

The team of Doug Ramey and Dan Sullvan finished in third place at 9-under par.

Brian Kennedy from Three Pines and Ron Clontz from Thornblade shot a final round 64 to take the Senior Division title by a shot at the Musgrove Mill Invitational. (Musgrove Mill Photo)

Final Scores from the Musgrove Mill Invitational

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