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Ansley Golf Club's two-day 122 wins 69th Pot o' Gold

Mar. 10—MOULTRIE — The Ansley Golf Club foursome led by pro Phil Taylor, tied for first place after Friday's first round, held off the team it was tied with to win the rain-shortened Pot o' Gold Pro-am on Sunday at Sunset Country Club.

When rain washed out Saturday's second round, Ansley and the Maple Ridge Golf Club team helmed by pro Jake Keen faced the final 18 holes tied at 14-under par.

Neither team approached its Friday score, but Taylor's crew shot a 64 that was one shot better than the Maple Ridge effort in the Sunday wind and resulted in the 122 that took the title by one shot.

Glen Arven's No. 1 team that included pro Bill Connally and amateurs J.D. Culbreth, Mason Howell and Shepp Davis tied with Maple Ridge for second with its 123.

Taylor's winning foursome included amateurs Michael Greene, Adam Mitchell and Alex Gaddy.

Mitchell shot a 141 good for third place among the Pot o' Gold amateurs.

Culbreth and Andy Blanton were tied atop the low amateur leaderboard with each turning in a 139.

Culbreth took the title with his 68 on Sunday the deciding factor.

Blanton, a three-time Pot o' Gold low amateur, shot a 71 in the final round. He played with Glen Arden's Jimmy Gillan.

Bull Creek Golf Club's Adam Cooper was the low pro with a 141.

Deven Broadway of Calhoun's McEntire's Driving Range, was one shot back.

None of Sunset's four teams were factors this year.

Sunset's No. 1 team of pro Aaron Elrod and amateurs Kevin Blanton, Lee Wright and Matt Key shot 62-65 for a 17-under 127 and finished tied for ninth.

Elrod shot 76-78 for a 10-over par 154.

Junior golfer Austin Baker, who played for Sunset golf director Mike Myszkowski, turned in the best score among the local amateurs, a 77-72 for a 149.

The Kinderlou Forest team of pro Henry Westmoreland and amateurs Josh Burk, Pat O'Neal and Cole Davis that won the 68th Pot o' Gold last year shot 125 and tied for fourth among the 47 teams entered.