Foursome Takes Title At Tempe Tournament

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A Rim Country foursome played its way to the championship of the Arizona State University Sun Devil Men's Thunderbird Pro-Am golf benefit tournament.

Kevin Kelley, Harry Parsons, Dave Herbert and Tim Hughes won the title Nov. 8 at Karsten Golf Course in Tempe.

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A member of the ASU golf team (left) helps Kevin Kelley, Harry Parsons, Dave Herbert and Tim Hughes celebrate after the Payson foursome won a tournament title Nov. 8 at Karsten Golf Course in Tempe.

In claiming the crown, the foursome carded an 18-under par in a modified scramble format.

On the last shot of the tournament, Parsons chalked up an eagle by sinking a 100-yard shot.

The shot proved to be tournament winner as the Payson crew claimed the title by a single stroke.

"We've been playing in it for eight years and this was our first win," Kelley said. "It was awesome."

For Kelley, the Sun Devil tournament was also a tuneup for the Arizona regional two-man scramble championship that was played Nov. 16 at Las Colinas Golf Course in Queen Creek. There, Kelley teamed with his son Brandan -- a former Payson High School golf star -- to finish first with a card that was 8-under-par.

The father-and-son team qualified for the regional showdown by winning the Payson Men's Golf Association scramble tournament held Aug. 19 at PGC.

The Kelly team carded a 58 to out-duel the runner-up duo of Jessie Smith and Chris Cumpton who posted a 62.

With the regional win, the father and son team will now represent the PMGA at the Arizona State two-man scramble championships to be played Dec. 11 at Moon Valley Country Club.

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