Chick, Carlson win Indian Creek Open in Covington

COVINGTON - The team of Berry Chick and Jim Carlson showed what consistency is all about winning the Indian Creek Open.

The duo shot a 6-under par 66 on Saturday before following up with the same score on Sunday for a low-gross record of 132, beating Stephen Hall and John Tillery by one stroke, 68-65-133.

The championship flight was the only group of players where handicap scores were not a factor in determining the final score.

An inch to the left or right of the hole probably turned out to be the difference in the third flight as one stroke separated first and fourth place.

John Chesnut and Dexter Leach held off three groups to win with a net score of 130 (66-64).

Lagging behind the winning duo with a score of 131 were Ty Cantrell and Jeff Nance (66-65), Doug Conti and Jay McClellan (59-72) and Bronson Gilbert and Matt Sellars (59-72).

Paul Daily and Barry Williams (62-65-127) could not afford to look behind their shoulder in the fourth flight winning by one stroke.

Finishing second and third in the fourth flight were Clyde Haynie and Jerry Hewell (64-64-128) and Chad Carlton and Mike Carlton (66-63-129).

In the first flight, Bernie Ellenberg and David Letson took a commanding lead in the first day and extended it the second day shooting a 63 both days for a 126.

Tying for second place, seven strokes back, with a 133 were Chris Newsham and Brandon Few (69-64) and Jeffrey Norman and Gerald Hawkins (71-62).

The teams of Andy Watson/Mark Curtis and Rob Sims/James Anderson were unable to gain any ground on Matt Vaughn and Bobby Williams as all three teams shot a 64 on the final day in the second flight.

However, Vaughn and Williams were able to best the other two teams with a 62 on the first day for a low two-day score of 126.

The other two squads both had matching 64s the opening round for a total of 128.

Winning the fifth flight were Rob Herren and Russell Sears (62-63-125) with Joe Dipierro/Darryl Losch (64-65-129) and Mike Davis/John Maxwell (67-62-129) coming in tied for second.

Travis Hampton and Bart Toole easily beat Cliff Bratcher and Jim Maxwell to win the sixth and final fight.

The winning team had an opening round of 61 before adding one stoke on the final day for a 123.

After the second place cut three stokes the second day shooting a 63 for their 129 total.

Coming in third in the sixth fight were Neal Baines and James Sloan posting a 131 (65-66).

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