Golf Notes: Gibby Gilbert III still leads Gilbert tourney

Golf Notes: Gibby Gilbert III still leads Gilbert tourney

May 21st, 2014 by David Uchiyama in Sports - Golf

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.;