Baker’s ace highlights Pop event

Baker’s ace highlights Pop event
Jim Baker of Union City had the highlight of Poplar Meadows Country Club’s annual three-man scramble this past weekend and he wasn’t even on the winning team.
Early in Saturday’s first round, with his teammates Kelly Baker and Earl Bell watching, he hit a hole-in-one on the 145-yard No. 6 hole using his 5-iron. He and his teammates finished the tournament in fourth place in the third flight, shooting 69-67 for two-day total of 136.
Also witnessing the shot were Skipper White and playing competitors Randy Chism, David Sturkie and Robert King.
Hole-in-one prizes for the tournament were sponsored by Herman Jenkins Motors in Union City. For his efforts, Baker won a new set of Taylor-Made Burner Irons. However, if he — or anyone else — had managed to hit an ace on No. 3, it would have been worthy of a new truck from the local dealership.
In the championship flight of the tournament, Scott Carpenter, Trey McNeil and John Slayton ran away from the field, following up their first-round 17-under par 55 with a 56 to shoot 111.
Finishing in second with a 59-59-118 was the team of Hunter Kirkland, Steven Smith and Matt Sanner. In third place, after a scorecard playoff, were Jason Walters, Dale Perritt and Greg King with 59-60-119. In fourth were Hunter Scott, Rusty Almond and Blake Smith (57-62-119).
In the first flgiht, Tyler Strong, Jamie Wyatt and Robin Anderson improved on their first-day score of 64 by four strokes to shoot a two-day total of 124 to win top prize.
They edged out John Kincade, Randy Kincade and Richie Collins, who shot 64-61-125. Finishing a stroke back was the team of Lance Gray, Greg Coleman and Brent Mobbs (64-62-126), while Terry Wiseman, Monte McWilliams and Marty Barnes were another stroke back at 66-61-127.
The second flight was won by Will Ownsby, David Hart and Casey Barksdale, who shot 67-62 for a two-day total of 129. Shooting the exact same score, but losing in a scorecard playoff, was the team of Kyle Ross, Wayne Storey and Mason Storey. Finishing in third was the team of Don Lyerly, John Hale and Tracy Bruff, who shot 67-64-131, followed by Craig Butler, Adam Butler and Zach Butler (68-64-132).
Grant Shipley, Ron Rook and Barry Marshall improved eight strokes from their first-day score of 70 to shoot a 62 on Day 2 for a two-day total of 132 and the third-flght championship.
Finishing in second in the flght were Kevin Courtwright, Ken Courtwright and Joe Townsend, who shot 69-66-135. Finishing in third was the team of Cris Booth, Rick Booth and Russ Johnson with a 70-66-136.

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