Fikes edges Sanders for Walker Classic title
by Johnathan Bentley
Apr 10, 2013 | 1863 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Curry’s Spencer Fikes watches his tee shot on the ninth hole during the Walker Classic on Tuesday. Fikes won the tournament in a playoff. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
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Curry’s Spencer Fikes and Cordova’s Dustin Sanders played together Tuesday afternoon in the 2013 Walker Classic held at the Musgrove Country Club golf course.

After 18 holes the two were deadlocked at 75. In the end, they needed 21 holes to determine a winner.

Fikes outlasted Sanders with a par on the third playoff hole to finish as the tournament’s low medalist.

Both golfers shot four-over par 75s before the playoff.

Tuscaloosa County finished as the team champion with a four-man total of 309 — three strokes ahead of Walker. Eleven teams participated in this year’s event.

Led by Sanders, Cordova placed fourth with a 338 while Curry took eighth with a 365 total.

Fikes, Sanders, Walker’s Matthew Burnett and Tuscaloosa County’s Mitch Hankins and Matt Allen made up the All-Tournament team. Burnett, Hankins and Allen each finished at five-over par 76 — one stroke behind Fikes and Sanders.

All five golfers on Tuscaloosa County shot under 80 on Tuesday.

Along with Allen and Hankins, Preston Jones shot a 78, Colton Holt shot a 79 and Will Baker finished at 80 for the Wildcats.

For Walker, Chase Williams shot a 77, Cade Diehl shot a 79, Chase Thompson had an 80 and Jace Kemp shot 84. Three other Vikings golfer played as individuals. Cole Walker shot an 80 and Travis Hudson shot an 84.

Two Cordova golfers broke 80 on Tuesday. Along with Sanders’ 75, Brent Borden shot a 79.

A total of 12 golfers — out of 59 — shot in the 70s on Tuesday..

Results

Tuscaloosa County (309): Matt Allen (76), Mitch Hankins (76), Preston Jones (78), Corbin Holt (79), Will Baker (80)

Walker (312): Matthew Burnett (76), Chase Williams (77), Cade Diehl (79), Chase Thompson (80), Jace Kemp (84)

Gardendale (336): Andrew Moore (77), Mitchell Sandlin (82), Brady Scarboro (86), Alex Essman (91), Nick Marinakas (93)

Cordova (338): Dustin Sanders (75), Brent Borden (79), Zach Smith (88), Dalton Terry (96), Justice Evans (107)

Corner (343): Dylan Bates (82), Austin Adams (84), Mitch Bowman (86), Matthew Box (91), Logan Boyd (92)

John Carroll Catholic (345): Nick Weldon (79), Andrew Brewster (80), Jake Bruno (90), Kris Halikia (96), Ryan Carney (98)

Hamilton (364): Lance Moore (80), Garrett Fowler (88), Peyton Leduke (91) and Zack Newton (105)

Curry (365): Spencer Fikes (75), Tanner Lay (95), Bradley Loggins (97), Tyler Lay (98), Colton Harris (99)

Shades Valley (377): Alex Norman (83), Korey Kerry (93), Trystan Brawdy (96), Blake Adams (105)

Clay-Chalkville (380): Dalton O’Rear (87), Hunter Hendricks (92), Zach Ru (99), Gabriel Clark (102), Brett Morgan (104)

Northridge (390): Thomas Petitt (94), Davis Baker (94), John Austin Parker (98), Shane Stephenson (104), Henry Pritchett (114)

Individuals

Walker: Cole Walker (80), Travis Hudson (84), Trevor Stanley (117)

John Carroll: Gannon Greene (86), Noah Merin (94), Henry High (96)