Caffey wins tourney

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 20, 2003

For a handful of holes, the Dixie Junior Invitational at Selma Country Club was tied Thursday afternoon in the final round.

Overall leader, Rodger Caffey was 1-over par going into number 14. Meanwhile, a few groups back, Clint Calvert birdied seven and eight to tie the score.

Caffey, unaware of Calvert on his heels, birdied 14 to take the lead for the final time.

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Calvert, who shot a 3-under round of 68 to get into contention on Wednesday, had a chance to tie the contest again on 11.

His medium-range birdie putt lipped out and Calvert settled for par.

A bogey on 12 put him two strokes back.

That’s where they finished.

The 15-year-old Caffey shot a final round of 72, 1-over par, to take the Otey Crisman Trophy for the best three-day score.

Caffey beat Calvert by two strokes with a total score of 214.

He won the 15-year-old division by eight strokes over Ryan Smith.

Calvert shot an even par 71 to win the 17- and 18-year-old division by four strokes.

In the 17- and 18-year-old division, Jordy Hayden finished with a round of 72 and an overall score of 220 to take second.

John Barnett IV and Jon Oswalt tied for third with a three-day score of 222.

Brett Willis shot a 75 to finish at 223, 10-over par for the tournament.

In the 15- and 16-year-old division, Smith finished second with a score of 222.

William Angel took third with a three-day score of 224.

Joe Wilding and Evan Widman tied for fourth with a score of 225.

In the 13- and 14-year-old division, Bradley Johnson shot an even par score of 142 over two days to take the win.

Matt Jones finished second at 156.

Jake Overstreet and Taylor Beebe tied for third and Joseph Higgenbotham was fifth.

In 11- and 12-year-old play, Coal Brown took the win with a two-day total of 158.

Paul McClure took second with a score of 159.

Zach Brownell was third.

In the 10-and under division, Paul Ehrhadrt shot a two-day score of 82 strokes in 18 holes to take the win.

Jack Brown was second and Benjamin Andrews finished third.

The Paul M. Grist Trophy for the golfer who best exemplified the ideals of the former head of the YMCA went to Selma golfer Thomas Glover.

Glover finished third in the B-division in 17- and 18-year-old play.

Glover also took the Bud Burns Trophy for best three-day score by a Selma golfer.

Editor’s Note: Look for a complete listing of tournament score in Sunday’s Edition of The Selma Times-Journal.