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Fox and Payne lead Senior Four Ball

Oct. 23, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS -- Steve Fox of Huntington and Harold Payne of Hurricane lead after the first round of the West Virginia Senior Four-Ball Championship being played on the par-70 Meadows course at The Greenbrier Resort.

Fox and Payne combined to shoot a 1-under-par 69 in the opening round Monday. They have a one-shot lead over Scott Bibbee and Bill Boyle and Greg McGraw and Dennis Vass.

In the Senior Division, Thomas Holland and Tom Turner fired a 6-under 64 to lead four teams by four shots. Grouped at 68 are Tom Brown and Danny Quesenberry, Tom Spriggs and Doug Williams, Allen Bailes and Tom Foxworth and Jim Carpenter and Jim Mason.

The tournament ends Tuesday with a shotgun start at 10 a.m.

Sharon Carter has ace on No. 6 at Riviera

HUNTINGTON -- Golfer Sharon Carter made a hole-in-one Sunday on the sixth hole at Riviera Country Club. Carter used an 8-iron on the 115-yard par 3. Linda Penvose, Sandy Lunsford and Mary Lopez witnessed the ace.

Fite collects seventh scratch singles crown

HUNTINGTON -- Brian Fite continued his dominance Sunday in the Sport Lane Pattern Scratch Singles Tournament at Colonial Lanes.

Fite shot 906 on the WTBA Paris oil pattern to lead the qualifier and secure No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals. When he returned for the title match, he had just enough to beat Justin Adkins and collect his seventh win of the season.

Adkins was No. 2 qualifier with 886 followed by Brad Bayes with 883, Tyler Sacconi with 868 and Sam Hobbs with 846.

Sacconi beat Hobbs, 209-197, and Bayes, 226-223, in the first two matches. Adkins moved in and ousted Sacconi, 208-160.

Fite had opens in the eighth and ninth frames in the title match, but when Adkins failed to strike in the 10th, Fite secured a 190-166 victory.

The next event will be the Tournament of Champions on Nov. 18.