Even though there was rain throughout the eastern part of Texas, Tyler was blessed with a day of mostly sunshine and the carpets had dried out, so the need to adjust was gone, just needed to lock in on the dry shots.
Brice Bergesen got off to a hot start, six under after eight holes and he managed to get to nine under for a first round leading 27 and a two shot lead over Jody Kimble and the tour leading Lee Messinger. Bergesen had the opposite start the second round, a disastrous one over through six holes and he was not to be heard from again. Terry Simpson from Lake Charles took the 36 hole lead with a fine 26 in the second round and a 56 total, two shots ahead of steady Messinger’s back to back 29’s. Three players were still in shooting distance at 59. Jeffrey Smith had the low last round, a 27, and he and Lee tied at 86, one ahead of steady Jody Kimble and Simpson. The playoff was dominated by Messinger as he aced 7 of the first 8 holes and was never less than four strokes ahead. This is his fifth win of the season, one ahead of Bergesen who had just caught him the day before.
In the APA it was close again as three players tied for the first round lead at 31, Stephen Yancey, Greg Simpson and Mike Huckaby. Huck took over the 36-hole lead at 63, just one shot ahead of Yancey and three ahead of Trevor Lewis. Yancey came back in the final round with a 30, good for a 94 and a two shot win over his first round coleaders. Lewin held onto fourth at 97.
Tyler, Tx - May 23, 2021 - 10 am Tee