14th Annual Hall of Fame Better Ball Championship

Liebler and Sylvan Capture Hall of Fame Title

Columbia: Steve Liebler of Irmo and Gus Sylvan of Columbia teamed for the second time in 1998 to capture the SCGA's Hall of Fame Better Ball. With an earlier victory in the Mid-Am Four Ball in May, Liebler and Sylvan opened the two day tournament with a commanding three shot lead. They blitzed the 6800 yard Columbia Country Club course with a first round score of 62 - ten under par. Sylvan led the way as he accounted for seven of the team's ten birdies.

On Sunday, the leaders could only muster a three under par 33 on the front. Sylvan birdied number 11 to put the team at 4 under for the day and 14 under for the tournament. Playing four groups ahead of the leaders, former champions, David DuPre and Chip Prezioso made a significant run.

After a first day 67, DuPre/Prezioso made five birdies on the front for 31. After birdies on the par four 11th and par five 12th, they stood at 12 under and just two shots back. Two pars and then a birdie on the par five 15th by Prezioso left the pair one shot out of the lead.

With what seemed to be a lot of opportunities in front of them, the team of Liebler and Sylvan could only make pars. It turned out to be just enough as the team of DuPre and Prezioso made par on the last three and failed to make up any more ground.


Final Results

Championship Flight


Gus Sylvan, Steve Leibler (Columbia, Irmo) 62-68--130


C.J. Prezioso, Jr., David DuPre (Columbia, Blythewood) 67-64--131


Randy Adams, Chad Thomasson (York, York) 67-65--132


Buck Leigh, Bob Stringer (Columbia, Columbia) 67-65--132


Keith Hess, Andy Gianoukos (Summerville, Charleston) 66-66--132


Billy Hoylen, Steve Matthews (Florence, Florence) 65-69--134


Brad Krapfel, Mike Gravley (Columbia, Greer) 68-67--135


Stephen Rentz, WM L Hart (Columbia, Blythewood) 68-68--136


Joe Hendrick, Daran Womack (Chesterfield, Aiken) 68-68--136


John Donachie Jr., Harry Avreli (Mt. Pleasant, Mt. Pleasant) 65-72--137


Eddie Hargett, Scott Kennedy (Blythewood, Blythewood) 67-70--137


Phillip Webb, Walter Odiorne (Columbia, Columbia) 69-69--138


Jim Kirkham, Lee Postal (Blythewood, Blythewood) 69-70--139


Tim Koch, Jim Bonniville (Columbia, Columbia) 69-72--141


Robert Renfroe, Terry Spires (Lexington, Barnwell) 67-74--141


Bill Bowers, Jeff Ware (Taylors, Greenville) 70-72--142


1st Flight


Walter Todd, T.D. Todd, Jr. (Laurens, Laurens) 70-65--135


Harold Pickrel, Ron Swinson (Columbia, Columbia) 71-67--138


Scott Morris, Scott Smith (Rock Hill, Spartanburg) 70-68--138


Jimmy Hawkins, Daniel Sullivan (Chapin, Columbia) 70-69--139


Dana Moore, Pat Crowley (Spartanburg, Spartanburg) 70-70--140


Koot Dawson, Donnie Kinsey (Blythewood, Irmo) 70-70--140


Jay Cato, Danny Russell (Chesterfield, Chesterfield) 70-70--140


Frank Finley, Mike Simmons (Laurens, Laurens) 72-69--141


Mike Henderson, Bill Gee (Spartanburg, Chesnee) 70-72--142


Kevin Driggers, Will Swicord (Irmo, Charleston) 70-72--142


Lanny Correll, Sr., Lanny Correll Jr (Columbia, Columbia) 70-73--143


Bernie Dailey, Randy Mahaffey (Spartanburg, Spartanburg) 71-72--143


Vince Gilroy, Bob Carpenter (Blythewood, Blythewood) 72-72--144


David Cecil, Bruce Cowley (Spartanburg, Spartanburg) 70-74--144


Jim Finklea, Buddy Baker (Florence, Florence) 72-74--146


Warren Finney, Angelo Cassanese (Clinton, Laurens) 72-74--146


2nd Flight


Ronald Callahan, Lance Tucker (Columbia, Lexington) 73-67--140


Jim Stevenson, Glenn Chavis (Rock Hill, Fort Mill) 73-69--142


Bill Shipley, Jr., Bubbba Hightower (Moncks Corner, Moncks Corner) 73-69--142


Eugene Spencer, Bernie Shealy (Blythewood, Blythewood) 73-69--142


Bob Cave, Eddie Shannon (Columbia, Columbia) 73-71--144


Brian C. Lott, Jonathan Mullane (Charleston, Charleston) 72-73--145


Don Phillips, Donald Phillips (Cameron, Charleston) 73-72--145


David Burr, Steve Johnson (Spartanburg, Columbia) 74-71--145


Larry Mattox, Alan Boyer (Columbia, Inman) 72-73--145


Mike Calkins, Dick Olsen (Columbia, Columbia) 74-72--146


John Bumgarner, Greg Austin (Lexington, Columbia) 74-73--147


Jamie Frazier, John Travis (Winnsboro, N. Augusta) 74-74--148


Dale Godfrey, Bill Hayes (Spartanburg, Spartanburg) 74-74--148


Rick Vieth, Harold Gowdy III (Taylors, Spartanburg) 72-76--148


Pete Bell, Johnny McBee (Columbia, Columbia) 73-76--149


Travis H Pilcher, Jeff Pilcher (Columbia, Rock Hill) 72 -- WD


3rd Flight


Ross Horton, Steve Horton (Branchville, Moncks Corner) 74-70--144


Neal Kennedy, Bret Greer (Florence, Florence) 74-71--145


Tom McGrath, Linnwood Edwards (Spartanburg, Spartanburg) 74-72--146


Larry Janson, David Ducharme (Hilton Head, Hilton Head) 76-72--148


Nelson Hendrick, David Mattews (Chesterfield, Chesterfield) 74-75--149


David Horne, Cliff Bardsley (Greer, Simpsonville) 77-72--149


Dr. John Swicord, David Clontz (Pinopolis, Monks Corner) 75-75--150


David Oxner, Dean Bedenbaugh (Leesville, Batesburg) 75-76--151


Jimmie Scruggs, Lee Jordan (Columbia, Columbia) 77-75--152


Ralph Edwards, John Patrick (Johns Island, Charleston) 76-76--152


Jerry Guy, Tim Moore (Hartsville, McBee) 76-77--153


Rusty Tucker, Glenn Williams (Chesnee, Chesnee) 76-78--154


Butch Reynolds, Jerry Little (Lexington, Columbia) 76-79--155


Mike Dempsey, James Sanders (Taylors, Simpsonville) 81-76--157


Frank Ferro, Marco Lardi (Sumter, Murrells Inlet) 83-79--162


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