Greer holds off Pearce to claim SCC Invitational

Published 11:49pm Monday, May 12, 2014

Jake Greer carded a final round 71 Sunday to win the 86th annual Selma Country Club Invitational tournament by one stroke over Selma’s Will Pearce and three shots ahead of Selma’s Paul Garner. Greer had an aggregate score of 212 for the 3-day tournament shooting a 71 on Friday and firing a 70 Saturday.

Selma Country Club Invitational tournament director Dr. Logan Tucker presents the Invitational trophy to 2014 winner Jake Greer, right, Sunday afternoon. -- Dennis Palmer
Selma Country Club Invitational tournament director Dr. Logan Tucker presents the Invitational trophy to 2014 winner Jake Greer, right, Sunday afternoon. — Dennis Palmer

Greer, who is from Birmingham, shot an even par 35 on the front nine, birdieing holes 1, 2 and 7 to go with bogeys on 3, 8 and 9.

“On the back nine I bogeyed the par three 12th,” said Greer, who also birdied the par four 11th. “After that I just kept making pars. I just tried to make it easy on myself. I don’t think I had anything over two feet for par so that helps.”

Greer has definitely made the most of his play at the Selma Country Club, finishing runner up to Decatur’s Matt Gourgeot, who finished nine shots back this year.

“The only six rounds I’ve played [at Selma Country Club] were in the tournament last year and this year,” Greer said. “It’s a fun course. It’s one of the toughest short courses I’ve ever played in my life. It’s got a lot of ups and downs you can’t even see out here.”

Winners of the championship flight “B” Division were Bryan Askew [72], Taylor Jones [74] and Bo Farlow [75].

Second flight “A” Division winners were Steve Hudson [223] and Rucker Brown [225] with Ralph Mathews and Selma’s Ford Manderson tying for third at 226. Second flight “B” Division winners were Kevin Terrell [77], Walley Looney [78] and Selma’s Logan Tucker [80].

Third flight “A” Division winners were Selma’s Beau Boyd [226], with Jeremy Riley and Jason Brady tying for second at 233.

Third flight “B” division winners were Selma’s Andy Rives [77], Billy Murphry [82] with Randy Lovelady and John Hanning, both from Selma, tying for third with an 84. Fourth flight “A” division winners were Josh Robinson [263], with Mike McCollum Parker Cheatham tying for second with a 264. Fourth flight “B” division winners were Selma’s Ken Morrison [86], Robert Fry III [89] and Henry Patton [94].

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