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Carrico claims club championship

By Jesse Osbourne

Tommy Carrico and Taylor Brady went back to school on Thursday of last week. On Sunday, they decided to send Lebanon Country Club's top golfers back to school as well.

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Carrico, merely a teenager, won the Lebanon Country Club championship on Sunday afternoon. Carrico's birdie on 15 would put him a stroke ahead of second place finisher Billy Simmons. Carrico would par the rest of the way to stay ahead. He finished with an overall 143 (72,71). Simmons finished with 144 (73,71).

Brady's finish was more dramatic, winning in sudden death. Brady claimed victory in the first flight over Rick Higdon. Brady and Higdon finished 18 holes with 154.

In the championship flight, Matthew Garrett (70, 78) and Adam Milby (73, 75) tied for third at 148. Garrett led the field after one day of play but imploded Sunday to shoot eight strokes off his first round total.

Bill Garrett (76, 73) and Philip Brady (78, 71) tied for fourth at 149. Max Manning (78, 73) finished fifth at 151. Curt Manning (77, 76) and Matthew Gribbins (75, 78) finished tied for sixth at 153. T.J. Raikes (75, 80) and Norman Spalding (78, 77) tied for seventh at 155. Chad Spalding (76, 80) claimed eighth at 156. Louis Carrico withdrew after 24 holes.

In the first flight, Tommy Whitehouse (79, 77) claimed third with 156. Jamie Abell (83, 74) finished fourth with 157. Joey Reed (83, 78) and Paul Blanford (83, 78) tied for fifth at 161. Brian Loper (83, 80) and Doug Bell (85, 78) tied for sixth at 163. Todd Abell (82, 84) took seventh with 166. Kevin Raley (82, 89) finished eighth with a 171. Richard Crum withdrew after 18 holes.

Beno Spalding (78, 78) won the second flight handily with a 156. He finished 10 strokes ahead of second place finisher G. Mitchell Mattingly (85, 81) who had 166. Mike Jaglowicz (81, 87) took third with a 168. Scott Browning (88, 82) took fourth with 170.  Freddie Leathers (84, 87) claimed fifth with 171. Joe Dant (90, 86) finished sixth with 176. Joe Milburn (89, 88) finished seventh and was close behind with 177. Steve Divine (89, 89) claimed eighth with 178. Billy Newton (89, 91) finished ninth with 180. Michael Gray (97, 91) finished 10th with 188. Greg Huff (98, 94) finished 11th with 192. Tom Sullivan withdrew after 18 holes despite finishing second after one day of play with 78.

Chris Lee (86, 84) claimed the third flight, finishing with 170. He was three strokes ahead of second place finisher Nick Rogers (87, 86) who had 173. Mike Bright (92, 83) finished third with 175. Bill Duley (91, 86) claimed fourth with 177. Chipper Moore (87, 91) finished fifth with 178. Ronnie Thomas (87, 92) was close behind with 179, finishing sixth. Steve Hayes (95, 90) took home seventh with 185. Jeremy Bowman (94, 92) and Gary Gibson (89, 97) tied for eighth with 186. Dennis Brown withdrew after 18 holes.

Chris Royalty (87, 83) won the fourth flight with 170. Kevin Wheeler (83, 93) and Joe Pat Gordon (89, 87) tied for second with 176. Bobby Joe Wilcher (91, 86) took home third with 177. Sid Gordon (91, 87) took fourth with 178. Tim Williams (94, 94) finished fifth with 188 and Paul Thomas (103, 86) took sixth with 189 to round out the competitive fourth flight. Gerry Leake withdrew after 19 holes.

Bobby Rakes (98, 87) won the fifth and final flight with 185. Charles Garrett (94, 92) finished second with 186. Johnnie Rakes (94, 94) finished third with 188. Kevin Mattingly (94, 97) claimed fourth with 191.