Thomas maintains Peach Tree lead

Hans Hurst, of Tyler, putts at the first hole at the Peach Tree Golf Course in Bullard during the Peach Tree/Oak Hurst Club Golf Championship on Saturday morning. Photo by Shannon Wilson

BULLARD — Dwight Thomas fired a 70 on Saturday to maintain his lead in The Club Championship of Peach Tree Golf Club.

Thomas, who had a 79 on Friday on the Oak Hurst Course, has a two-round total of 149. Rodney Gordon is second at 157 (84-73), while Rick Morris is third at 160 (84-76).

The championship flight is playing 54-holes, while all other flights play 36. Also, the first and third rounds of the championship flight are played on the Oak Hurst Course, while the second round for the championship flight and first round for other flights are played on the Peach Tree Course.

Tina Rounds lead the Ladies Flight with a 77, followed by Betty Rinehart (81) and Mackie Meeks (86).

Tom McFarland paces the First Flight with a 69. Robert Bennett is second with a 69, followed by Wayne Carter in third with a 73.

McFarland has the best round of the day for all flights.

Tom Howell tops the Second Flight with a 68. Jackie Melton is second with a 72 and David Cannon and Robert Mims are tied for third at 74.

The final round begins today at 12:44 p.m. with the Ladies Flight teeing off.

The Club Championship

Of Peach Tree Golf Club

Peach Tree and Oak Hurst Course, Bullard

Saturday’s Results on Peach Tree Course

*Championship Flight — Dwight Thomas, 79-70—149; Rodney Gordon, 84-73—157; Rick Morris, 84-76—160.

First Flight — Tom McFarland, 67; Robert Bennett, 69; Wayne Carter, 73; John Hartsfield, 74; Bart Young, 76; Craig Myers, 76; Tucker Buchman, 76; Hans Hurst, 80; Jim Corbitt, 88.

Second Flight — Tom Howell, 68; Jackie Melton, 72; David Cannon, 74; Robert Mims, 74; Milton Odom, 75; Tommy Morgan, 80; Marc Ritthaler, 80; Tim Martin, 86.

Ladies Flight — Tina Rounds, 77; Betty Rinehart, 81; Mackie Meeks, 86; Ann Rittenoure, 89; Mimi Cannon, 92.

*First and third rounds on Oak Hurst Course; Second round on Peach Tree Course.

Sunday’s Tee Times

Oak Hurst Course

12:44 p.m. — Rittenoure, Cannon; 12:52 — Rounds, Rinehart, Meeks; 1 — Odom, Morgan, Ritthaler, Martin; 1:08 — Howell, Melton, Cannon, Mims; 1:16 — Buchman, Hurst, Corbitt; 1:24 — Hartsfield, Young, Myers; 1:32 — McFarland, Bennett, Carter; 1:40 — Thomas, Gordon, Morris.


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