Larry and Chris Garner Lead after Second Round
Kerrville, TX – The second round of the Stableford Handicap again yielded numerous good scores as teams tried to position themselves within their flights. Riverhill Country Club again had no defense as light winds allowed the players to be very aggressive. Seven teams have positive point totals after two days, but everyone is chasing past champions Larry and Chris Garner.
Robert Cheaney and Edward Leutsch continued their strong play to lead the Hogan Flight. After two rounds, Cheaney and Leutsch sit at +4.5 points which is good for a 6 point lead in the flight and puts them in third place overall. The team of Jamey Freisleben and Russell Schroeder had the best round of the day in the flight with +3.5 points and will try to make up the rest of their deficit on Sunday. In the Nelson Flight, David and DJ Allen charged up the leader board with a round of +6 points. The Allens, 2006 champions of this event, hold a 2 point edge over first round leaders Alan Culberson and Jerry Weathersby.
The Crenshaw Flight leader board is crowded with 3 teams having a positive point total after two days. First round leaders Michael Pacillio and Butch Vaut continue to lead, but their advantage has shrunk to 4 points. Pacillio and Vaut also sit in second place in the overall standings, just 2.5 points out of the lead. Michael Mowles and Don Cole posted their second consecutive plus point round to move into second place in the flight. In the Kite Flight Larry and Chris Garner increased their lead to 9.5 points thanks to rounds of +6 and +4 points. The Garners, 2008 champions, will look to hold on to their flight and overall lead during the final round. Korby Keeney and Tony Gann lost some ground on the Garners, but remain in second place in the flight with a two day total of +0.5 points.
The format for the tournament is scheduled for 54 holes using Modified Stableford Scoring System. Teams will be pre-flighted based on the two players’ combined handicap indexes. Total score for 54 holes will be used to determine final standings in each flight. The overall winner will be the team with the most plus points or fewest minus points, regardless of flight. Under the Modified Stableford Scoring System (see below for more) points are awarded for the score a player makes at each hole – one point for bogey, two for par, three for birdie, and four for eagle. Each team has a pre-assigned quota of points to earn, which is 72 less 90% of the sum of each player’s course handicap. The quota is adjusted each day by 50% of the team’s excess or deficit. Day 1 Team Quota = 72 points, less the sum of 90% of each players course handicap. Day 2 & 3 Quotas = Prior day’s quota adjusted by ½ of the previous days excess or deficit.