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Britt defends BRCC Invitational title

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By Landmark News Service

Shirl Britt came from four shots behind Aug. 12 to win the 46th annual Blue Ridge Country Club Invitational.

Britt, from West End, N.C., the defending champion, shot a 3-under par 67 in Saturday’s round and then shot a 7-under 63 for a 129 total for the easy seven-shot victory.

Second place went to Frank McBayer of Hillsville, who shot rounds of 69 and 67 for a tournament total of 136. Third place went to Brad Chambers of Galax, with rounds of 68 and 69 for a 137.

Brock Cox of Galax shot a 7-under 63 on Saturday but had his troubles on Sunday and finished with a 75 for a 138 total.

There were 120 golfers who teed it up in the tournament.

Other winners included:

FIRST FLIGHT

1. John Bryant 71-69 – 140; 2. Mark Quesenberry 72-72 – 144; 3.  E. Russell 72-72 – 144; fourth – Skip Taylor 72-72 – 144.

SECOND FLIGHT

1. Lynn Conner 75-70 – 145; 2. D. Caudle 78-68 – 146; 3. Ronnie Marvin 75-72 – 147.

THIRD FLIGHT

1. Gene Sizemore 78-72 – 150; Terrance Evans 77-73 – 150; 2. S. Whinebarger 76-76 – 152; J.D. Draker 76-76 – 152.

FOURTH FLIGHT

1. G. Cheek 81-73 – 154; 2. M. Combs 79-76 – 155; 3. B. Byrd 79-77 – 156; Tommy Neff  80-76 – 156.

FIFTH FLIGHT

1. John Ashby 81-75 – 156; 2. N. Gregory 81-77 – 158; Pace Snow 81-78 – 159; B. Shockley 83-76 – 159.

SIXTH FLIGHT

1. Pete McNulty 83-77 – 160; 2. M. Hawks 83-78 – 161; 3. C. Jenkins 83-79 – 162.

SEVENTH FLIGHT

1. Skip Bishop 85-78 – 163; 2. David Wade 88-76 – 164; T. Chambers 85-80 – 165.

EIGHTH FLIGHT

1. Brad Dillon 88-80 – 169; 2. T. Murphy 88-83 – 171; C. Corso 91-80 – 171.

 

--Larry Chambers