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The team of Ted Ball and Curt Norman came back from two strokes down after one day of play to win the Memorial Day Best Ball this weekend.
Ball/Norman shot a 139 in the two-day event, held Sunday and Monday at Los Alamos Golf Course. The team carded a 71 in the opening round, then followed that up with a 68 in the second round.
The Memorial Day Best Ball is the first major tournament of the summer hosted by LAGC. In all, 28 two-person teams took part this weekend.
Ball/Norman was in third place in the scratch flight following Sunday’s play. Both Bruce Takala/Cale Jones and Cheylan Gresham/Joe Gallegos shot 69s in the first round.
But Ball/Norman’s 68 Monday topped Takala/Jones’ day two total by three strokes. The other three teams in the scratch flight all carded 73s.
The victory for Norman was the second straight season he finished on the winning team in the tournament. Norman and his father, Bruce, also came back from a third-place finish in the first round last season to win.
Meanwhile, Bruce Norman and his partner, Marty Hill, won the tournament’s second flight by nine strokes over their nearest competitors.
Brian Colby/Paul Cook won the first flight this weekend, while Randy Balice/Tom Hornsby took top honors in the third flight.
One of the shots of the weekend, however, was Bill Gregory’s ace on the 15th hole Sunday. He and partner Jamie Brophy played in the first flight.
Here are the results from the Memorial Day Best Ball Tournament:
Ted Ball/Curt Norman 71-68—139
Bruce Takala/Cale Jones 69-71—141
Cheylan Gresham/Joe Gallegos 69-73—142
Kurt Anast/Darrin Knox 73-73—146
Mark Sandoval/Warren Finch 73-73—146
Brian Colby/Paul Cook 63-65—128
Min Park/Jin Park 63-66—129
Karl Thomas/John Majarus 65-66—131
Eddie Sanchez/Barbara Schmitt 63-69—132
Scott Marriott/Tom Nelson 66-66—132
Jamie Brophy/Bill Gregory 67-66—134
Eddie Padilla/Sam King 67-67—134
Don Branch/Dave Vieira 68-66—134
Jeff Brown/Tom Whitacre 68-67-135
Bruce Norman/Marty Hill 55-60—115
Gary Rich/Bethany Rich 66-58—124
Jeff Fredenburg/Tom Courtney 65-62—127
Larry Alei/Mary Alei 61-67—128
Tim Branch/Mark Rosenberger 64-67—131
Ruel Hicks/Jay Staton 67-64—131
James Merhege/Jim Coy 67-65—132
Greg Hanson/Rhonda Hanson 68-65—133
Randy Balice/Tom Hornsby 58-60—118
John Sutton/Jay Sutton 59-61—120
Mark Harris/John Rau 60-64—124
Mike Fogel/Forrest Brown 71-65—136
Dick Beaudoin/David Bigby 67-73—140
Jason Norman/Mo Alei 69-72—141