Jeff Wong, Bobby Booth, Roger Sheaves, Chuck Young and David Schmidt all won at the Southern Regional in Kiawah.
This year’s 36- hole Southern
Regional had 172 players from 20 different tours competing at Turtle Point and
The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island.
Jeff Wong from the Hilton Head/Savannah tour started fast
and never looked back. Wong birdied his
first four holes at Turtle en route to a 7 under par round of 65. At The Ocean, Wong fired a 75
(65-75-150) for a two-shot victory over last year’s winner
Scott Roberts (Charlotte). Robert’s second
place scores were 70-72-142 followed by another Hilton Head/Savannah member Wes
Fennel who finished third at 73-72-145.
Scott Edwards (Hilton Head/Savannah) was solo in forth place thanks to
the low round of the day on the Ocean course with 71 which gave him a two-day
total of 75-71-146. Rounding out the top
five places were John Masotti (Myrtle Beach/Wilmington) and Andres Lopes
(Hilton Head/Savannah) both at 151.
Bobby Booth (Philly Metro) and Warren Hackler (Eastern NC) finished tied at 162 and went to a
sudden-death playoff where Booth was the winner on the 18thsignature hole with a par. Phil
Vangeersdalen (Charlotte) was the day one leader with 71 and finished third, one
shot back of the playoff at 163. Glenn
Powell (Charleston) and John Dobbins (Hilton Head/Savannah) both tied for
fourth at 165.
Roger Sheaves (Nashville) led after day one with 76. He struggled
on the Ocean with 87 but still held on for the victory at 163. Zeke Cooper (Upstate) finished second at 168
followed by John Saager (Charleston) with 170.
Joey Guariglia (Myrtle Beach/Wilmington) and Andy Ricci (Charlotte) both
tied fourth at 171.
Chuck Young (Charlotte) won by only two shots at 169 aided
by his stellar round Sunday at the Ocean Course with 84. Brian Gleber (Charleston) finished second at
171 and Chris Huge (Charleston) was solo third with 173. Ed Cassady (Hilton Head/Savannah was fourth
at 175 followed by Robert Vaux fifth with 176.
David Schmidt was the only D flight player to
break 100 at the Ocean Course with 97 and grabbed victory with a two day total
of 192. Gary Holzapfel (Metro NY) was second at 196
followed by Mark Stone (Charlotte) and Aaron Chase (Chaarleston) both at 198