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Second win for Brame at Howerton Invitational

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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:06 am | Updated: 9:13 am, Wed Jun 13, 2018.

CLARKSVILLE - Thirty-five year old Steven Brame of Henderson NC returned for his third Bob Howerton Invitational Tournament and picked up his second win.

Brame, in his first entry in the Invitational in 2014, took home the championship trophy and returned in 2015 to come in third. This is his first return since then.

Brame shot a four under par 67 in Saturday’s opening round from the 6134 white tees and held a four stroke lead over Ted Haley and Troy Haynes, who both shot 71.

He shot 39-35 on Sunday for a 74. He had three bogeys and a double on the front side and three birdies, a bogey and a double on the back for a 35.

D.J. Mathews, 22 years old of Louisburg, NC, fin- ished one stroke back at142. He had a 73 on Saturday, but answered with a 69 on Sunday with a round that had seven birdies, four bogeys and one double bogey to gain second place. He had four consecutive birdies on the back nine. They came on holes 14 thru 17.

Rob Heuay of Richmond put together rounds of 73-78 for a 143 to finish third. Troy Haynes of Raleigh came in fourth wit a score of 148 on rounds of 71-77.

Haley had a two day score of 153.

Brane graduated from Northern Vance High School, attended Cape Fear Community College and finished at Lynn University in Florida.

Mathews graduated from Louisburg High School and went on to Campbell University.

It was a hot and very humid afternoon on Sunday afternoon for golf, but all of the players survived and played their best.

Fifty-nine players, including nine Kinderton mem- bers, participated in the tournament. This was the low- est number of players in the last twenty-five years.

In the other flights,

Delane Branch of Henderson, put together rounds of 76-77 to win first place in the Lower Championship Flight with a two day score of 153. Ray Garbiras of Bedford finished second with rounds of 78-77 for a 155. Scott Kilby of Charlotte, N.C. finished third with a score of 157 on rounds of 77-80 and Will Cayton of Bedford defeated Kenny Shortt of Atlanta, Ga. on a match of cards for fourth place with a score of 160. Cayton had rounds of 77-83, while Shortt shot 81-79.

Eddie Shipman of Amherst, Va. put together rounds of 82-76 to capture first place in the First Flight.

Shane Farrar of Kinderton and Bucky Williams of Lynchburg finished in a tie for second at 163. Farrar had rounds of 82-81 and Williams had rounds of 83-80. Farrar took second on a match of cards. Russell Venable of Kinderton took fourth with a match of cards over Larry Maitland. Both players shot 165.

They had to match through 11 holes before getting a winner.

Sixteen year old Tyler Darnell took first place in the Second Flight with a 164 on rounds of 85-79. Charles Wagstaff of Kinderton finished second with a 167 on rounds of 85-82. Bill Hutcheson and Mike Kimmet tied for third with a 173, with Hutcheson taking third on a match of cards.

Bill Spillberg of Bedford took first in the Third Flight with a two day score of 177 on rounds of 91-86. Mark Lowery of Kinderton took second with a 184 on rounds of 92-92. Kaylin Duncan finished third with a 185 on rounds of 94-91. Cotton Witt of Bedford finished fourth with a 190 on rounds of 97-93.

In the Senior’s Flight Tom Burnett of Richmond took First Flight with a two day score of 160. Joseph Allen of Henderson was second with a 170.

Blake McSherry won the Lowest score award for a local member with a 160.

Tommy Cayton of Bedford was Low score for a Senior in the tournament with a 160.