By Bruce Campbell, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle
ENID, Okla. —
Kyle Tefft and Landon Dixon haven’t been on the golf course too much this spring.
“We have been working too much,’’ said Tefft with a laugh.
Maybe practice doesn’t make perfect.
Tefft and Dixon didn’t show any rust during the first round of the Dick Lambertz Memorial Enid Fourball as they teamed for an eight-under-par 64 to take a one-shot lead over Jay Betchan and Josh Bugg.
Heath Myers and Keith Campbell, who won the tournament in 2011, were third with a three-under par 68.
“A 64 was as good as we we’re going to shoot today,’’ Tefft said. “We’re definitely happy about it.’’
The highlight of the bogey-free round was Dixon’s chip-in for an eagle on the par four 17.
“That was big,’’ Dixon said. “Kyle carried me all day. We partner up well. When one of us had trouble on a hole, the other one backed it up.’’
Tefft had four birdies — Nos. 1, No. 6, No. 11 and No. 15. He just missed an eagle putt on the sixth hole.
Dixon had a birdie on No. 10.
“We played really well,’’ Tefft said. “Everything went really good.’’
“I was surprised,’’ Dixon said. “We hadn’t played that much. We shot as well as we could. We’ll take it.’’
Betchan and Bugg, playing with Tefft and Dixon, were able to survive bogeys on Nos. 2 and No. 13.
Betchan had an eagle on the par five No. 6 and birdies on Nos. 3, 15 and 17. Bugg had birdies on Nos. 5, 9 and No. 18.
“Every time we made a birdie, they made a birdie,’’ Betchan said. “When the team that you’re playing is playing that well, you feed off it. It was a lot of fun.’’
Betchan, who has qualified for the National Mid-Amateur, is playing in the Fourball after a five-year absence.
“When they moved it up (the event was supposed to have started two weeks ago but was delayed because of weather), I wanted to play more,’’ Betchan said. “I’m a lot more excited about playing in the 70s than in the snow. I’ve never played with Josh in a team event before and we had a real good time.’’
Myers and Campbell had their traditional slow start. They bogeyed the second hole and made the turn at even par after a birdie on No. 7.
They rallied for a three-under 32 on the back with a bogey on No. 14 being offset by birdies on Nos. 10, 11, 15 and No. 18.
“A 68 is OK,’’ Myers said. “We played better on the back nine. We showed some signs of shooting a low score tomorrow.’’
“We played mediocre,’’ Campbell said. “Heath hit the ball very well. I got lucky and made a couple of putts, that’s about it.’’
Lucas McCoy and David Meek were the only other players under par with a one-under-par 70. Their round included four birdies (Nos. 2, 6, 9 and 10) and three bogeys (Nos. 1, 7 and 18).
Kingfisher’s Gary Wilson and Reggie Redwine, a perennial power duo, shot an even-par 71. They had three birdies (Nos. 4, 6 and 17) and three bogeys (Nos. 1, 14 and 18).
The championship, first, second and third flights move to Oakwood today. The fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh flights will be played at Meadowlake.
The championship flight will be cut down to the top six teams and ties.
Dick Lambertz Memorial Enid Fourball Results
Kyle Tefft-Landon Dixon 64
Josh Bugg-Jay Betchan 65
Heath Myers-Keith Campbell 68
Lucas McCoy-David Meek 70
Gary Wilson-Reggie Redwine 71
Robert Parker-Jonathan Hart 74
Bubba Fournier-J.J. Fournier 75
Neil Oxford-Corey Boler 76
Travis Stout-Rod Stout 77
Today’s tee times
10:30 — Oxford-Boler, Wilson-Redwine
10:37 — Tefft-Dixon, Bugg-Betchan
10:45 — McCoy-Meek
11:07 — Myers-Campbell, Stout-Stout
11:15 — Fournier-Fournier, Parker-Hart
Brandon Bergner-Danny Melrose def. Aaron Crenshaw-Taylor Randolph, 3-and-2
Kenny Moore-Eric Williamson def. Larry Schoff-Greg Cook, 2-and-1
Keith Broyles-Byron Gainer def. Todd Eitzen-Trevor Watkins, 8-and-6
Colton Jackson-Ashton Armstrong def. Randy Nunley-Bill Heizer, 8-and-7
Mike Stodala-Rick Moritz def. Jon Cline-Matt Peck, 1-up
Craig Collins-David Collins def. Josh Tobitt-Paul Mastrianni, 1-up, 21 holes
Bobby Young Sr.-Bobby Young Jr, bye
Dave Cagle-Bob Keiser def. John Kang-Dai Kim, 3-and-2.
11:22 — Crenshaw-Randolph vs. Schoff-Cook
11:30 — Eitzen-Watkins vs. Nunley-Heizer
11:45 — Cline-Peck vs. Tobitt-Mastrianni
12:30 — Kang-Kim, bye
12:37 — Bergner-Melrose vs. Moore-Williamson
12:45 — Broyles-Gainer vs. Jackson-Armstrong
1 — Stodola-Moritz vs. Collins-Collins
1:07 — Young-Young vs. Cagle-Keiser
Brian Thomas-Kyle Murrow def. Stan Harris-Chuck Murrie, 2-and-1
Kurt Pendergraft-Eric Bernstein def. Eric Sinning-Kenny Dunigan, 1-up
Don Betchan-Mike Nelson def. Paul Baker-Ron McKeaigg, 4-and-2
Jack Morris-Tom Tucker def. Daren McGowan-Tim McCoy, 1-up, 19th hole
Jeff Ernst-Casey Eckstein def. Shawn Farney-Chad Burnham, 2-up
Michael Crouch-Chris Bush def. Mike Barnthouse-Josh Barnthouse, 3-and-2
Larry McClelland-Allen Glaser def. Trae Stelver-Gregg Stelver, 3-and-2
Travis Brorsen-Zack Hall de. Michael League-Earl Lamb, 5-and-4
8 — Murre-Harris vs. Sinning-Dunigan
8:07 — McKeaigg-Baker vs. McGowan-McCoy
8:15 — Forney-Burnham vs. Barnthouse-Barnthouse
8:22 — Stelver-Stelver vs. League-Lamb
8:30 — Thomas-Murrow vs. Pendergraft-Bernstein
8:37 — Betchan-Nelson vs. Morris-Tucker
9 — Ernst-Eckstein vs. Crouch-Bush
9:07 — McClelland-Glaser vs. Brosen-Hall
Chad McDaniel-Mike McGreevy def. Chad Capra-Joe Capra, 3-and-1
Dave Diesselhorst-Del Griggs, bye
Josh Winfield-Levi Hinkle def. Tyson Seng-Trevin Ray, 1-up
Walter Syms-Ron Jones def. Chad Throckmorton-A.J. Nusz, 3-and-2
Steve Kirk-Mike Foster def. Steve Hart-Jim Hart, 1-up
Jim Fournier-Tim Winfield def. Gary Johnson-John Henry, 1-up, 19th
Terry Charles-Trevor Charles def. David Lee-Kris Ferguson, 2-up
Randy Webb-Randy Brunken, bye
9:15 — Capra-Capra, bye
9:22 — Seng-Ray vs. Throckmorton-Nusz
9:30 — Hart-Hart vs. Johnson-Henry
9:37 — Lee-Ferguson, bye
10 — McDaniel-McGreevy vs. Diesselhorst-Griggs
10:07 — Winfield-Hinkle vs. Sims-Jones
10:15 — Fournier-Winfield vs. Kirk-Fisher
10:22 — Webb-Brunken vs. Charles-Charles
Jason Williams-David Norton def. Don Clark-Joe Chandler, 1-up
Brandon Pecha-Dudley Darrow def. Allen Seltenreich-Michael Thompson, 5-and-3
Robert Stegeman-Fred Hockert def. Joe Armstrong-Joey Armstrong, 1-up
Keith Fuksa-Wayne McMillon def. Larry Wheeler-Paul Scaepperly, 1-up, 19th
Jeff London-Chuck London def. Donny Lagan-R.D. Justus, 6-and-5
Chris Baker-Chris Dintelman def. Randy Hamm-Jim Clark, 2-and-1
Dan Patterson-Ken Shaw def. Rick Howard-Kent League, 4-and-3
Brandon Beckett-Chris Brown def. T.C. Chamberlin-Raymond Aranda, 3-and-2
8 — Clark-Chandler vs. Seltenreich-Thompson
8:07 — Armstrong-Armstrong vs. Wheeler-Scapperly
8:15 — Lagan-Justus vs. Hamm-Clark
8:22 — Howard-League vs. Chamberlin-Aranda
8:30 — Williams-Norton vs. Pecha-Darrow
8:45 — Stegeman-Hart vs. Fuksa-McMillon
9 — London-London vs. Baker-Dipelman
9:07 — Patterson-Shaw vs. Beckett-Brown
Larry Barton-Jack Bransetter, bye
Bill Noak-Lance Farney def. Steve Long-Marvin Batterman, 1-up, 19
Derrick Wolf-Randy Boeckman def. Lance Norris-Richard Druse, 4-and-3
Bob Bollenbach-Brandon Cox def. Luis Romanos-Sam Snyder, 1-up
Richard Morrison-Earl Boone def. Stan Botts-Terry Hiebert, 5-and-3
Russell Fowler-Dustin Cantrell def. Roger Jarrett-Jim Campbell, 5-and-4
Steve Snyder-John Edwards def. Jason Merrifield-Rod Lingenfelter, 3-and-2
Shay Crawford-Kyle Billings def. Lance Schwandt-Richard Hutchinson, 4-and-3.
9:15 — Long-Batterman, bye
9:22 — Norris-Druse vs. Romanos-Snyder
9:30 — Botts-Hiebert vs. Jarrett-Campbell
9:37 — Merrifield-Lingenfelter vs. Schwandt-Hutchinson
10 — Barton-Branstetter vs. Noak-Farney
10:07 — Wolf-Boeckman vs. Bollenbach-Cox
10:15 — Morrison-Boone vs. Fowler-Cantrell
10:22 — Edwards-Snyder vs. Crawford-Billings
Mike Oaks-Steve Robinson def. Justin Williams-Gary Williams, 5-and-4
Dan Ensminger-Chad Ensminger def. Kenny Long-Butch Black, 6-and-5
Marty Kelso-Tommy Roney def. Ron Hoskins-Wayne Holder, 2-and-1
Bobby Birchfield-Red Knouse def. Brian Fry-George Pankonin, 1-up
Steve Torres-Britt Wilkinson def. Brandon Williams-Steve Perry, 4-and-3
Randy Kretchmar-Scott Taylor, bye
Scott Douma-Brian Dupy def. Jeff Turnbow-Danny Thornton, 3-and-2
Chuck Pulis-Doug Brinkley def..Troy Wood-Lenny Salinas, 4-and-2.
10:30 — Williams-Williams vs. Long-Black
10:37 — Hoskins-Holder vs. Fry-Pankonin
10:45 — B Williams-Perry, bye
11:07 — Turnbow-Thornton vs.Wood-Salinas
11:15 — Oaks-Robinson vs. Ensminger-Ensminger
11:22 — Kelso-Roney vs. Birchfield-Knouse
11:30 — Torres-Wilkinson vs. Kretchmar-Taylor
11:45 — Douma-Dupy vs. Pulis-Brinkley.
Pat Newman-Cody Greenfield def. Phil Schloss-Mitch Hiebert, 3-and-2
Lonnie Wyman-Daniel Cagle def. Ronn Gann-Gary Puckett, 1-up, 19th hole
Austin Sebranek-Brian Smith def. Buddy Bugg-David Pueno, 6-and-5
Ryan Landwehr-Sam Holcomb def. Paul Bierle-Logan Long, 5-and-3.
Noon — Schloss-Hiebert vs. Gann-Puckett
12:30 — Bugg-Puneo vs. Landwehr-Holcomb
12:37 — Newman-Greenfield vs. Wyman-Cagle
12:45 — Sebranek-Smith vs. Landwehr-Holcomb