Nader, Taylor survive playoff, win four-ball title

Published 11:03 pm Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Phillip Nader and Taylor McCollum survived a nine-hole playoff against defending champions Andy Stewart and Paul Garner Sunday to win the Selma Country Club’s four-ball championship.

After tremendous play over the two-day tournament, neither team made a birdie during the playoff until Nader/McCollum’s at the ninth. The duo shot 64 Sunday — the lowest score of the week — to get to 11-under.

Garner and Stewart shot 66 Saturday and 65 Sunday to match that total, but couldn’t make any birdies when it mattered most.

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Don Fitzgerald and Tim Fitzgerald finished third in championship flight at 6-under. Bain Hanning and Beau Boyd were 3-under for fourth in championship flight.

The field was broken into three flights after Saturday’s rounds.

Will Pearce and William Free won flight two at 5-under. Pearce and Free shot 67 on Sunday to hold off Don Blanton and Ira Wagoner, who finished at 2-under.

David Pearce and Ryan Lovelady came in third and John Hanning and Tad Moore rounded out flight two.

Andy Rives and Jimmy Cothran won flight three with a score of 9-over to edge out Jones Free and Dennis Palmer at 11-over. David Ammons and Jon Stewart shot 19-over, followed by C.H.

Sims III and Wyatt Sims who shot 20-over. Joe Hagood and Joe Hagood III came in fifth with a score of 23-over.