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With teammate Ty Cole (center) looking on, Gary Wigington putts to finish off their 12-under-par round during Saturday’s first round of the Calhoun County Team Championship at Silver Lakes. (Photo by Joe Medley
With teammate Ty Cole (center) looking on, Gary Wigington putts to finish off their 12-under-par round during Saturday’s first round of the Calhoun County Team Championship at Silver Lakes. (Photo by Joe Medley

Calhoun County, AL – Cole-Wigington, Lewis-Rollins and Wells-Wilborn emerge on top after first round of Calhoun County Team Championship (Includes scores and Sunday tee times)

By Joe Medley

SILVER LAKES — The Calhoun County Team Championship is about two-man teams, but a trio of teams emerged from Saturday’s first round tied for the lead.

Ty Cole-Gary Wigington, John Rollins-Vance Lewis and Tanner Wells-Chandler Wilborn all shot 12-under-par 60 at Silver Lakes.

Andrew Gunnels-Jeff Chapman and Scott Martin-Randy Reaves sit two strokes back headed into Sunday’s final round of the annual kickoff event for the Calhoun County Golf Tour.

Last year’s winners, Brandon Hammond-John Harman, did not return. Sunday’s final-round showdown sets up as a clash between the long-time headliner tandem on the county tour, Cole-Wigington, and two first-time teams in this event.

Cole-Wigington finished fourth in 2023 but improved their first-round score by four strokes Saturday, matching Hammon-Harman’s first-round 60.

Cole-Wigington 5 under par after six holes then hit a stretch of five pars. They left opportunities for better on the course, Wigington said.

“We wasn’t having long putts,” he said. “We were just missing 10-and-12-footers there in the middle of the round, and just five pars in a row kills us.

“Other than that, it was good. We played solid other than that. It was just those five pars. You can’t have those in this format.”

With teammate Ty Cole (center) looking on, Gary Wigington putts to finish off their 12-under-par round during Saturday’s first round of the Calhoun County Team Championship at Silver Lakes. (Photo by Joe Medley
With teammate Ty Cole (center) looking on, Gary Wigington putts to finish off their 12-under-par round during Saturday’s first round of the Calhoun County Team Championship at Silver Lakes. (Photo by Joe Medley

Wells-Wilborn and Lewis-Rollins had similar missed opportunities but wound up tied atop the championship flight.

First-round co-leaders (from left) Tanner Wells-Chandler Wilborn. (Photo by Joe Medley)
First-round co-leaders (from left) Tanner Wells-Chandler Wilborn. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Wells and Wilborn have played side-action events together, but Saturday marked their first appearance as a tandem in the county two-man. The pairing started when Wells needed a partner when usual partner Kevin Daugherty had a conflict,

Wilborn “was my next guy,” Wells said. “Usually, he don’t play in this kind of stuff, or I would’ve asked him the first time”

First-round co-leaders (from left) Vance Lewis-John Rollins. (Photo by Joe Medley)
First-round co-leaders (from left) Vance Lewis-John Rollins. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Lewis-Rollins was first of the three co-leading tandems to finish Saturday.

They’re not new playing together, just in the county two-man. They’re members at Cherokee Pines had played a two-man event there “that didn’t go well for us,” Lewis said. He’d worked a 12-hour shift the night before they played.

“We’re good friends,” Lewis said. “We try to play together as much as we can.”

They’re entering their third season on the Calhoun County tour and flexed as a tandem in the season’s kickoff event.

“We played our butt off to get to 12 under today,” Lewis said. “Extremely happy with what we did, and we’ve got another day of it. That’s what we’ve got to do.”

Calhoun County Team Championship scores
TEAM RD. 1 RD. 2 TOTAL
Championship Flight
Ty Cole-Gary Wigington 60 60
Vance Lewis-John Rollins 60 60
Tanner Wells-Chandler Wilborn 60 60
Andrew Gunnels-Jeff Chapman 62 62
Scott Martin-Randy Reaves 62 62
Hunter Carr-Chase Hollingsworth 64 64
Bob Eaton-Jason Rich 64 64
Nick Ledbetter-Mark Hudgins 64 64
Dustin Sanders-Austin Sanders 65 62
Zach Contris-Cole Contris 65 65
Mark McCaig-Sawyer Edwards 65 65
First Flight
Ott Chandler-Sheldon Stankowic 66 66
Jody Wooten-Chris Scott 66 66
Brennan Clay-Jeremy McGatha 66 66
Jake Nichols-Randy Lipscomb 66 66
Benji Turley-Cole McNeal 66 66
Chad Calvert-Chase Whatwood 66 66
Timmy Woodard-Chase Thomas 67 67
Kyle Webb-Brandon McCracken 67 67
Blake Grisham-Chris Cox 67 67
Daily Thomas-Dustin Underwood 67 67
Second Flight
Robin Wood-Caden Wood 68 68
Clay Calkins-Chris Hubbard 68 68
Brian Johnson-Ross Johnson 68 68
Danny Owens-Bumper Jones 68 68
Tony Hicks-Danny Whittaker 68 68
Draeven Bowman-Luke Ivey 69 69
Chad Key-Taylor Jones 69 69
Lamar Cater-Billy Thompson 70 70
Kolby Slick-Will Brown 70 70
Jake Goggans-Rob Davie 70 70
Kenny Fulmer-Jeff Noah 70 70
Tyler Smith-Cody Wesson 70 70
Third Flight
Matt Greer-Dre Davenport 71 71
John Carpenter-John Carpenter Jr. 71 71
Michael Benson-Bobo Peoples 71 71
Chris Maye-Cooper Maye 72 72
Doug Huie-Ted Heim 72 72
Zach Mangum-Dillon Parker 72 72
Milton Wald-Chester Lovelace 73 73
Mark Gaines-Andy Jenkins 73 73
Houston Black-Adam Benefiel 74 74
John Powers-Todd Powers 74 74
Dakota Clark-Nick Hubbard 75 75
Fourth Flight
John East-Jeff Lanford 76 76
Brien Phillips-Braden Phillips 76 76
Pat Patterson-Daniel Grisham 76 76
Bradley Elliott-Aiden Elliott 77 77
Jamie Payne-John Menchio 77 77
Thomas Crawford-Matt Dankert 79 79
Tate Heuer-Ben Cook 81 81
Dakota Dawson-Rick Brogan 82 82
Alex Thornton-Tyler Thornton 111 111
Ashton Gulledge-Jake Outlaw WD

Final-round tee times

7:40 a.m.: Alex Thornton-Tyler Thornton
7:50 a.m.: Tate Heuer-Ben Cook, Dakota Dawson-Rick Brogan
8 a.m.: Jamie Payne-Hohn Menchio, Thomas Crawford-Matt Dankert
8:10 a.m.: Pat Patterson-Daniel Grisham, Bradley Elliott-Aiden Elliott
8:20 a.m.: John East-Jeff Lanford, Brien Phillips-Braden Phillips
8:30 a.m.: John Powers-Todd Powers, Dakota Clark-Nick Hubbard
8:40 a.m.: Mark Gaines-Andy Jenkins, Houston Black-Adam Benefiel
8:50 a.m.: Zach Mangum-Dillon Parker, Milton Wald-Chester Lovelace
9 a.m.: Chris Maye-Cooper Maye, John Carpenter-John Carpenter, Jr.
9:10 a.m.: Michael Benson-Bobo Peoples, Doug Huie-Ted Heim
9:20 a.m.: Tyler Smith-Cody Wesson, Matt Greer-Dre Davenport
9:30 a.m.: Kenny Fulmer-Jeff Noah, Lamar Carter-Billy Thompson
9:40 a.m.: Jake Goggans-Rob Davie, Kolby Slick-Will Brown
9:50 a.m.: Draeven Bowman-Luke Ivey, Chad Key-Taylor Jones
10 a.m.: Robin Wood-Caden Wood, Tony Hicks-Danny Whittaker
10:10 a.m.: Clay Calkins-Chris Hubbard, Brian Johnson-Ross Johnson
10:20 a.m.: Daily Thomas-Dustin Underwood, Danny Owens-Bumper Jones
10:30 a.m.: Kyle Webb-Brandon McCracken, Blake Grisham-Chris Cox
10:40 a.m.: Jake Nichols-Randy Lipscomb, Timmy Woodard-Chase Thomas
10:50 a.m.: Chad Calvert-Chase Watwood, Jody Wooten-Chris Scott
11 a.m.: Benji Turley-Cole McNeal, Ott Chandler-Sheldon Stackowic
11:10 a.m.: Mark McCaig-Sawyer Edwards, Brennan Clay-Jeremy McGatha
11:20 a.m.: Dustin Sanders-Austin Sanders, Zach Contris-Cole Contris
11:30 a.m.: Bob Eaton-Jason Rich, Nick Ledbetter-Mark Hudgins
11:40 a.m.: Andrew Gunnells-Jeff Chapman, Hunter Carr-Chase Hollingsworth
11:50 a.m.: Gary Wigington-Ty Cole, Scott Martin-Randy Reaves
Noon: Vance Lewis-John Rollins, Tanner Wells-Chandler Wilborn

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