Korths successfully defend their TPGA father-son title

 

TITLE HOLDERS-Wes (left) and Paul Korth successfully defended their TPGA father-son title at Fairfield Glade recently. (Photo submitted)

TITLE HOLDERS-Wes (left) and Paul Korth successfully defended their TPGA father-son title at Fairfield Glade recently. (Photo submitted)

CROSSVILLE-The father and son duo of Paul and Wes Korth from Cookeville successfully defended their title Sunday at the 30th Annual TPGA Father-Son Championship at Fairfield Glade.  The Korth’s were in third place after the first round and rallied to record the highest single day point total to win by 6 points.

The Korth’s won last year in 2008 and previously in 2005. Paul is a former Celina resident and a graduate of Celina High School.  Wes is a member of the Tennessee Tech golf team.  Winning the first flight was the team from Luke and Bradley Sewell from Athens. They recorded 124 points during the two rounds.   The winning family tradition continued as Luke and Shane Sewell also won the second flight by 5 points.  Nashville ’s Jerry and Brian Rogers won the third flight after earning 70 points for the championship. The event is reconciled in points based on a fixed score to par. The highest combined point total for the team is determined the winner.

The finals for long drive contest were held at Saturday’s cookout. In the Tiger Division (Back Tees) it was Memphis’ Will Garner who took the longest of the long honors with his best drive of 292 yards.  The Nicklaus Division (Blue Tees) was won by Nashville’s Ted Chapman with is drive of 274 yards. The Palmer Division (Red Tees) was won by Franklin’s Scotty Hudson and his long drive of 212 yards. In 2010 the event will return to Stonehenge Golf Course on Father’s Day weekend.