Jeffcoat wins Hudson/Weinstein Invitational in playoff

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 6/24/18

Birmingham's Sam Jeffcoat held off Cullman's Eli Marty in a playoff on Sunday evening to win the 51st annual Travis Hudson/Bernard Weinstein Invitational at Musgrove Country Club.

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Jeffcoat wins Hudson/Weinstein Invitational in playoff

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Birmingham's Sam Jeffcoat held off Cullman's Eli Marty in a playoff on Sunday evening to win the 51st annual Travis Hudson/Bernard Weinstein Invitational at Musgrove Country Club.

Marty, who opened the day in 13th place following a 71 on Friday, had the round of the tournament. He fired a six-under par 65 to draw even with Jeffcoat, who played in the final group and shot a 69 on Sunday.

The three-day tournament was shortened to 36 holes after Saturday's second round was rained out.

Jeffcoat needed two extra holes to win the playoff over Marty. Both golfers finished the round with a two-day score of 136.

Three other golfers, first-round leader Jackson King, Billy Conner and B.J. Scott, finished one stroke away from making the playoff. The trio tied for third at 137.

Jeffcoat, Marty and Scott were the only players to shoot in the 60s on Sunday.

Last year's tournament champion, Clay Guerin of Hoover, finished alone in sixth place at 138, followed by Caleb O'Toole (139), John Racciatti (140), Cordova's Brent Borden (140), Bobby Spiller (140), Andrew Hillis (141), Noah Dennis (141) and John Snoddy (141).

Marty won the Championship B Flight by seven strokes over Alan Johnson, Guin's Cody Maddox won the Championship C Flight with a 144 total, one stroke ahead of Kimberly's Connor Bruce.

Carbon Hill's Joe Vick finished with the low score of the tournament. Playing from the white tees - golfers in the championship flights played from the blue tees - Vick followed an opening-round 65 with a four-under 67 on Sunday for a 132 total. He placed nine strokes ahead of Jasper's Brian Alexander and Birmingham's Mark Lindsey.

In the second flight, Birmingham's Chip Mullinax finished with a 142, one stroke ahead of second place Jerry McGaha of Winfield.

Fayette's David Goodwin won the third flight with a 146 total while Jasper's Ryan Aldridge won the fourth flight at 150.