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June 22, 2014

Baylor exes lead way at Monster Ball golf tourney

GREENVILLE —   Four former Baylor golfers sit atop the leaderboard after Saturday’s opening round of the third annual Craig Bowers Memorial Monster Ball Golf Tournament in Greenville.

  Baylor-exes Colton Williams and Jeremy Frye teamed up to shoot a 15-under 57 on two trips around the nine-hole Wright Park Municipal Course layout to lead the championship flight by two shots over former Baylor Bears Drew McGee and Michael McKinley.

  Eric Kelly, who won this tournament in 2012 with partner Billy Blankenship, ranks in a tie for third at 60 with partner Hunter Linscombe, who is a former Midwestern State golfer. Christopher Clem and partner John Duke are also third at 60.

  Cory Stone and partner Dustin Risdon, a three-time winner on the Canadian tour, opened with a 61.

Jaxon Brigman and teammate Keigh George carded a 62 after Brigman holed a difficult 80-yard chip for an eagle on hole No. 1. Brigman finished 10th at the Byron Nelson tournament in 2005.

  Two veteran Greenville golfers, Matt Neyra and Jerry Ransom, fired a 60 to lead the first flight by a stroke over the husband and wife team of Brady and Kristen Jones.

  Wolfe City-ex John Paul Gaffney and Alfonso Rodriguez lead the second flight at 62.

  Lone Oak-ex Jimmy Shaw and Jose Quintero fired a 63 grab the lead in the third flight.

  Lone Oak golfer Craig Anderson and Clint Patterson top the fourth flight at 62.

  The father-son team of Kevin Bowers and Travis Bowers rank first in the fifth with a 67. The tournament is named for Kevin’s brother.

  Frankie Morgan and Don Johnson, golf coach of the Greenville Lions, top the sixth flight at 70.

  Jeremy McClanahan and Justin Mason lead the seventh flight with a 73.

  The tournament wraps up today with rounds at Wright Park and Oak Creek starting at 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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