2020 SCGA Senior Better Ball Championship – Final Results

SCGA Senior Better Ball Championship
Santee Cooper Country Club
Santee, SC
September 5-6, 2020

Pope and Ramey Capture Senior Better Ball Title

Heading into the final round of the 47th Annual SCGA Senior Better Ball Championship, first round leaders Tim Pope (Spartanburg) and Doug Ramey (Greer) controlled a one-shot lead but needed to provide a flawless final round if they wanted to claim the title. After an even par 36 front nine by Pope and Ramey, the duo caught lightning in a bottle on the back nine by compiling five birdies, three pars, and a lone bogey on the 18th hole for a final round score of 68 and tournament total of 10 under par 134 to capture the 2020 Senior Better Ball Championship by one stroke over Walter Todd (Laurens) and T.D. Todd (Laurens). Finishing alone in third place was the team of Eddie Hargett (Blythewood) and Brad Krapfel (Columbia) with a tournament total of 136.

In the First Flight, Thomas Eberhard (Johns Island) and Ed Galbavy (Mount Pleasant) claimed top honors after a final round 68 and a two-day total of 140. In the Second Flight, Ray Arrants (Bethune) and Perrin Babb (Bishopville) made a big jump to the top of the flight following up their first round 76 with a final round of five under par 67. In the Third Flight, David Spearman (Florence) and Steve Matthews (Florence) were victorious with a final round 69 and tournament total of 147.

For more information about the SCGA Senior Better Ball Championship including detailed scoring, pairings, and results – 47th Senior Better Ball Championship

The 2020 SCGA Senior Better Ball Championship was played at the par 72 – 6,369 yard Santee Cooper Country Club. The field consisted of 48 two-man teams playing Best Ball format conducted over thirty-six holes. The Senior Better Ball Championship is in its 47th year of existence.

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