The Beer Monsters’ team of Paul Henslee Sr., Paul Henslee Jr. and Clegg Caffery shot a 13 under par 59 to take Championship Flight honors.
The team was the runner-up in 2011 during the event.
The Patterson State Bank team of Tillman Simmons, Casey Crappell and Charles Mayea also shot a 13 under par but lost by score card match as Beer Monsters carded an eagle 2 on hole No. 1.
Finishing third in the Championship Flight with a 12 under par 60 was Baldwin Redi-Mix, which consisted of Trey Hebert, Bobby Cook and Andy Lange.
The top team in the First Flight was Williams Inc., comprised of Rudy Sparks, Ira Patereau and Victor Versaggi. They carded a 7 under par 65.
The second- and third- place teams in the First Flight both shot 6 under par rounds of 66, but Sharp Shooters, comprised of Jake Angelle, Marcus Peterson and Herry Hall, won the score card match to break the tie. Third place went to team Monkey Business, which consisted of Rob Radtke, Jeremy Hebert and Eldridge Mouton.
Second Flight honors went to team PSC, with Rodney Leblanc, Gary Delafoisse and Warren Moity shooting a one under 71. Also shooting a 71 were the second- and third- place teams of Central Boats and Paul’s Agency. Central Boat’s team had Jim Young, Dana Lee and Jeff Gray, while Paul’s Agency was comprised of Mark Lane, Rhett Myhand and Lance Trotti.
Both the long drive and closest to hole competition was won by Lange. Sawmill golf tourney organizers said this is the first time that this has happened in the tournament’s history.
Each year, the tournament is set up with no mulligans or paying to move up on par 5’s.
“The players really like the fact that this is an announced ‘play-by-the-rules’ scramble golf tournament,” tournament chairman Bill Marin said. “Every year most teams let us know that they want the setup to remain in place, and we intend to do that since this is one of, if not the best scramble tournament held in our south Louisiana region,” Marin said.
Marin said this year’s field was the largest in tournament history.
“We had 34 teams, and generally, we hold the entry to 30 teams in an attempt to make sure that the course is not too congested with teams,” Marin said. “The final 3 holes were played in a slight rain, and we really were lucky with the weather again this year.”
Marin recognized long-term supporters, Cameron and Cannata’s Family Market, for their support of the tournament.
“Cameron had (six) teams in the tournament and also hosted one of our food/drink booths,” Marin said. “Our area is blessed to have Cameron here, and they continue to expand their footprint in our area.
“Another long time supporter of this event is Cannatas Family Market, which always provides the services of Steve Domangue and their fine food/drink trailer,” Marin added.
This year’s tournament marks the seventh year the event is part of the Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival.