Bob Stephens and Ron Carter after their Indiana Senior Team title
KOKOMO, IN (April 20, 2017) - From one down to winners by one. That is how it went on Thursday for Bob Stephens and Ron Carter on the final day of the Indiana Senior Team at Kokomo Country Club.
With three teams to leap frog at the start of the day, Stephens and Carter turned in a 5-under 67 final round to finish the 36-hole event 7-under. The duo set a torrid pace early in the round and made the rest of the field play catch up.
They started the round birdie-bogey before rattling in birdies on Nos. 3, 4, 5 and 7 to sprint out to 6-under. From there, the two played mostly par golf to the house with the exception of one more birdie on No. 13.
David Vlasic and Cortie Wilson finished 6-under and in second place alone. After beginning the round in a three-way tie for the lead, Vlasic and Cortie birdied the 16th, only to par the last two holes and come up one shot short.
Terry and John Kendricks shared third place with first round co-leaders Skip Runnels and Terry Werner at 5-under while in a tie for fifth it was first day co-leaders Mike Davis and John Zitkovic; Gordie Rees and Craig Scheibert at 4-under.
ROUND ONE RECAP
A trio of teams will be sleeping on the lead tonight following the first round of the Indiana Senior Team at Kokomo Country Club.
All three teams posted 3-under 67's and they will start the final day narrowly in front of a handful of additional teams.
The lead teams include Mike Davis and John Zitkovic; David Vlasic and Cortie Wilson; Skip Runnels and Terry Werner.
Davis and Zitkovic reached the lead with a bogey-free round of golf that saw them do the majority of their work early. Their first two birdies came on Nos. 1 and 2 with their last falling on the 9th.
Vlasic and Wilson bogeyed just once during their round as they penciled in circles on the 6th, 7th, 11th and 18th holes.
The final group to be apart of the lead is the duo of Runnels and Werner who also birdied four-times while bogeying once. Even-par after 12 holes they birdied Nos. 13, 15 and 18 on the way home.
A shot back tied for fourth at 2-under are three teams; Mike Freed and Mike Bell; Jerry Jackson and Dave Eikenberry; Bob Stephens and Ron Carter.
An additional quartet of teams are sharing seventh at 1-under and part of a two-way tie for 11th is defending champions Steve Norris and Tom Perry.
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