Beck claims Super Senior title with final-round 73

By: Staff report

LUMBERTON —In the Super Senior Division of the Robeson County Golf Championship, Donnie Beck took home the championship after carding a 1-over 73 in the second round. He finished with a combined score of 150, two strokes ahead of Larry McNeill and Ronald Tyler, who tied for second place.

“I was very fortunate,” Beck said. “The Super Seniors has some good golfers. I had a helter-skelter round.

“Like I said, the Super Seniors had a really good group this year and I’m just happy to win.”

Beck was in a three-way tie for first place with Cliff Nance and Atlas Warwick after the first round on Friday. All three shot a 3-over 75 in the opening round.

“I had seven bogeys and a double yesterday and had six birdies,” Beck said. “I overcame with the birdies. I just tried to play a smooth round today and played about the same, had some bogeys and had five birdies. It worked out.”

Bob McQueen won the first flight of the Super Senior Division with a two-day total of 160.

Austin Locklear out in front of Regular Division

Behind a back nine 33, Austin Locklear heads into the final day of the Regular Division four strokes ahead of the field after a 2-under-par 70.

He is the only player in the division under par after the first round. He leads Brian Haymore and Yarnell Locklear, with both in second after a 2-over 74. The trio of Aaron Hunt, Brian Taylor and Banjamin Collins sit in fourth place after opening with 77s.

Lonail Locklear leads Seniors

After playing in the Championship Division in years past, Lonail Locklear easily transitioned to the Senior Division and leads after the first round, as he was the only player in that Division to break par.

Locklear leads the 2017 Senior Division champion Eddie Williams by four strokes after posting a 1-under 71. Williams fired a 75 in the first round. David Ayers shot a 78 as the three were the only players in the division to break 80.

Tight leaderboard in Ladies Division

All five golfers in the Ladies Division are separated by 13 strokes heading into Sunday’s final round.

Lea Hepler leads the pack with an 86, and Pandora Carter sitting three shots back after an 89. Madison Deese posted a 92 in the first round, while Marty Duvall is eight shots off the pace set by Hepler after a 94.


Staff report