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Navy's Kirkwood Retains Men's Armed Forces Golf Title

By Master Sgt. Stephen Barrett, USA
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 1996 – Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Sonny Kirkwood, Army Capt. Kimbra Patterson and Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Rusty Jones claimed individual titles at the armed forces golf championships.

 

The tournament took place at the par 72 Mountain View Golf Course at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

 

Kirkwood, assigned to Mayport Naval Air Station, Fla., defended his 1995 armed forces title with four-round, 7-over-par 295. He survived a final round 76 after holding a two-stroke lead at the end of three rounds.

 

In repeating, Kirkwood held off first round co-leader Army Sgt. 1st Class Julio Ortiz (Schofield Barracks, Hawaii) and Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Gardiner (Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany). Both finished with 9-over-par 297s.

 

Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Johnson (Norfolk Naval Base, Va.) captured fourth place with an 11-over-par 299, finishing four strokes off the pace. Army Sgt. 1st Class Randy Block (Schofield Barracks) and Air Force Master Sgt. Steve Hughes (Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.) tied for fifth.

 

While a pack chased Kirkwood, Patterson went unchallenged in the womens' competition. She cruised to a 21-stroke victory over Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Hollister. Patterson, assigned at Fort Belvoir, Va., finished with a four-round 318, or 30 over par.

 

Hollister (San Diego Naval Base, Calif.) finished with 339, three strokes ahead of Air Force 2nd Lt. Alison Mariaux (Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.). Fourth place went to Air Force Maj. Mary Riddell (Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.), with Army Lt. Col. Nancy Davenport (U.S. Army Military District of Washington) taking fifth.

 

In the men's senior competition for golfers over 40, Jones fired a 14-over-par 302 to win the event. The Barbers Point, Hawaii, sailor grabbed a four-stroke victory over Air Force's Senior Master Sgt. Jeffrey Bradley (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia). Master Sgt. Norman Phillips of Altus Air Force Base, Okla., finished third.

 

In team competition, Army captured the men's, women's and overall team title. Air Force finished second overall, while Navy, which took the seniors' team championship, captured third. The Marine Corps finished fourth.

  1 2 Half 3 3/4 4 Total
Sonny Kirkwood (N) 72 74 146 73 219 76 295
Mark Gardiner (AF) 75 80 155 71 226 71 297
Julio Ortiz (A) 70 77 147 76 223 74 297
Scott Johnson (N) 76 80 156 70 226 73 299
Randy Block (A) 72 79 151 72 223 77 300
Steve Hughes (AF) 74 73 147 76 223 77 300
Tom Weaver (MC) 73 81 154 72 226 77 303
Tom Sweigart (AF) 72 74 146 76 222 81 303
Russ Fickles (MC) 73 73 146 75 221 83 304
Mel Davis (MC) 70 75 145 78 223 83 306
Chris Chapman (MC) 74 73 147 77 224 82 306
Walter Bruderer (A) 76 74 150 74 224 83 307
Scott Trumbill (A) 75 77 152 77 229 78 307
Rod Frank (N) 74 76 150 83 233 76 309
Terry Burnley (N) 80 77 157 82 239 75 314
James Sisneros (AF) 83 79 162 79 241 76 317

Women's Tournament

  1 2 Half 3 3/4 4 Total
Kimbra Patterson (A) 84 76 160 77 237 81 318
Kelly Hollister (N) 84 82 166 83 249 90 339
Alison Mariaux (AF) 81 88 169 86 255 87 342
Mary Riddell (AF) 87 85 172 86 258 87 345
Nancy Davenport (A) 84 87 171 90 261 85 346
Chris Giza (N) 84 90 174 87 261 90 351
Susan Dillard (AF) 86 89 175 90 265 88 353
Lana Eggerding (A) 91 87 178 92 270 81 361
Lori Griegs (N) 92 87 179 90 269 95 364
Lynne Tingen (MC) 91 94 185 91 276 96 372
Roberta Lambert (MC) 99 102 201 107 308 99 407

Men's Seniors

  1 2 Half 3 3/4 4 Total
Rusty Jones (N) 77 72 149 76 225 77 302
Jeffrey Bradley (AF) 72 77 149 76 225 81 306
Norman Phillips (AF) 76 77 153 81 234 76 310
Mike Lightner (N) 82 78 160 77 237 83 320
Mark Lagodich (A) 77 78 155 83 238 82 320
Cecil Berger (MC) 80 79 159 78 237 85 322
Kenneth Larry (A) 82 76 158 79 237 87 324
Mike Welter (MC) 79 82 161 86 247 84 331

Team Results

  Men Seniors Women Total
Army 1211 644 664 2519
Air Force 1217 616 686 2519
Navy 1217 622 687 2526
Marine Corps 1219 653 779 2651

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