Chad Branton of Cartersville and Steve Stewart of Adairsville captured the first-flight championship after turning in scores of 67-74-69.
The 6-under-par score placed Branton and Stewart 11 shots off of the tournament's overall winners, Doug Rayford and David Matthews of Valdosta, who led wire-to-wire by posting rounds of 66-66-67. The two finished 17 shots under par.
Rounding out the top 10 were Lee Gerdes of Macon and Craig Wentworth of Thomasville, second, 201; Matt Oxford of Rocky Face and Bart Walraven of Calhoun, third, 204; Scott Northey of Roswell and Mark Northey of Savannah, fourth, 207; David Maddox and Rick Dubois of McDonough, fifth, 208; third-flight winners Wade Turner of Roberta and George McCanless of Forsyth, fifth, 208; John Lamberth of Warner Robins and Rhett Barbour of Byron, seventh, 209; Branton and Stewart, eighth, 210; John Miles of Fayetteville and Clay Gardner of Newnan, ninth, 211; and two-time defending champions Jack Benson of Roswell and Pete Malcolm of Duluth, 10th, 212.
Rayford and Matthews sunk 19 birdies with just two bogeys over the course of the tournament.
The field of 96 two-man teams was broken down into eight flights based on handicap index. The championship through third flights, which were eligible for overall tournament honors, played at Houston Lake as the fourth through seventh flights completed all three of their rounds at Southern Hills.
Don Paige of Lawrenceville and Ed Cordell of Norcross shot an even-par 216 to tie for the second-flight title with Bryan Keaveny of Newnan and Mike Keaveny of Cumming; Don McGinnis of McDonough and Rusty Clanton of Griffin, Forsyth's Todd Joseph and James Singletary, and Evans tandem Rob Bissell and Mike O'Rourke also tied with a 209 to win the fourth-flight championship; Carl Wade of Kingsland and Mike Wooten of St. Mary's won the fifth flight with a 210; Mike Ingles of Woodbine and John Lewis of Kingsland grabbed title honors in the sixth flight, shooting a 210; and Jeff Stanford of Gray and Keli Smith of Macon were victorious in the seventh flight with a score of 217.
-- Information from the Georgia State Golf Association
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