published Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Golf Notes: Gibby Gilbert III still leads Gilbert tourney

Gibby Gilbert III still leads Gilbert tourney

Gibby Gilbert III leads after two rounds of the Sunbelt Senior Tour event named for his father at Eagle Bluff — the Gibby Gilbert Senior Invitational.

Gilbert III shot a 2-over-par 74 Tuesday, which has him at 4 under heading into the final round. He leads Floridians Roger Rowland and Tim Balmer by one and two shots.

Miami native Jim Chancey leads the super-senior division at 2 under, one better than Kissimmee resident Dave Rummells.

Morgan goes low

In a recent low-ball event at Valleybrook, Pier Morgan did something he's done hundreds of times before -- just to a greater extent. The 79-year-old Morgan beat his age by 11 shots with a 68. He's been playing golf for 70 years and first shot his age at 65.

Area aces

John Lambert scored the fifth hole-in-one of his life Sunday during the Signal Mountain Invitational. He aced No. 14 from 140 yards with a 9-iron while playing with Mike Granato and Ron Johnson.

"It hit, it rolled and disappeared," Lambert said. "I'm like, 'Boom!' Me and the guys high-fived."

Bobby Schubert sank his second hole-in-one Saturday during the Signal Mountain event. He aced No. 3 from 104 yards with a gap wedge while playing with Larry Hopkins, Wayne Palmer and Bobby Morrison III.

"It bounced twice and disappeared," Schubert said. "I'm not a real excitable guy, but that was fun."

NGI entries open

Entry forms for the 63rd annual North Georgia Invitational to be played May 31-June 1 are available at the Dalton Golf and Country Club or by calling the pro shop at 706-259-5911. The two-day tournament includes a complimentary practice round, and it will be preflighted by USGA handicap. The fee is $150 with carts and lunch included for both rounds.;

about David Uchiyama...

David Uchiyama is a sports writer at the Chattanooga Times Free Press who began his tenure here in May 2001. His primary beats are UTC athletics — specifically men’s basketball and athletic department administration — and golf, which includes coverage from the PGA Tour to youth events. He also covers other high school sports, outdoor adventures, and contributes to other sections of the newspaper when necessary. David grew up in Salinas, Calif., and began working ...

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