Seaside, Calif. – Josh Swanson and Riley Pumphrey fired a three-under-par round to extend their lead at the 37th Trans-Miss Four-Ball at Bayonet Blackhorse. Reggie Howell and Bruce Smith’s four under par effort in round two vaulted them to a three shot lead in the senior division while Chris Maletis and Jim Wikert maintain lead in the Super Senior Division with an even par round.
Josh Swanson of Bee Cave, Texas and Riley Pumphrey of Norman, Okla. recorded five birdies and two bogeys to shoot 69 giving them a two shot lead heading into the final round over Seth Frye and Paul Tessman. The team made their first bogey of the championship on the par four, third but then answered with back-to-back birdies on the fifth and sixth. Swanson and Pumphrey had another bogey on the eighth which they bounced back again with a birdie on the tenth. Again they went back-to-back with birdies on the 14th and 15th to reach the three-under-par total for the round and eight-under for the championship.
Tying for the low round of the day with a four-under-par, 68 was Seth Frye of Edmond, Okla. and Paul Tessman of Montgomery, Texas. Frye and Tessman were making birdies early with three in the first five holes. They made a bogey on the sixth followed by pars to round out the front side. Their back nine however went just like their first few holes. The duo birdied the 10th, 11th and 12th to get to five-under. A bogey on the 13th though brought them back to four-under and two shots behind Swanson and Pumphrey.
Rounding out the top three was Luke Kane and Ralph Ellis of Amarillo, Texas. Their two birdie, two bogey performance kept them in contention and four back of the leaders
In the senior division, Bruce Smith of Longview, Texas and Reggie Howell of Tyler, Texas trailed by one when the second round got underway but erased that margin to take a three stroke lead . Smith and Howell started on the 10th hole and had all pars until they birdied the dogleg left par four, 15th. Although they made a bogey on the next hole, it was their lone blemish of the day. The pair birdied four holes on the course’s front side including back-to-back birdies on their last two holes to finish at six under for the tournament.
Ron Kilby of McAllen, Texas and Larry Nunez of Austin, Texas used an even par round to remain within striking distance. Kilby and Nunez were one-under on their day before they surrendered a shot on the downhill par five, eighth which was their 17th hole of the day and sit three shots back at 5 under.
In the Super Senior Division, Chris Maletis of Portland, Ore. and Jim Wikert of Spicewood, Texas maintain their lead with an even par effort. Maletis and Wikert however battled for their score. They recorded four bogies and a double bogey but bounce backed with six birdies, three of which came in a row on the 14th through 16th holes.
Steve Summers of Dallas, Texas and Phil Patterson of La Jolla, Calif. had the round of the day in the Super Senior Division at two-under-par. Summers and Patterson made five birdies including the challenging dogleg left, 11th.
Tee times will begin at 8:00am and 8:05am off the 1st and 10th respectfully with the Senior Division off the 1st tee and the Championship Division off the 10th. The Super Senior Division will also go off the 10th tee after the Championship Division. For complete results and pairings, please click here
Trans-Miss Golf Association Four-Ball: The 37th Trans-Miss Four-Ball features players in three divisions from across the country competing over 54 holes of Four-Ball Stroke Play.
About the Trans-Mississippi Golf Association
The Trans-Mississippi Golf Association is one of the oldest and most prestigious golf organizations in the United States. Established in 1901, the Trans-Mississippi is composed of over 200 member clubs located throughout the country. The Association is governed by a board of independent directors and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.
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