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Travis and Edwards Lead the Pack: Tied for First Place in Sunny King Charity Classic

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Calhoun County, AL – Travis and Edwards, in their first year as a Sunny King team, join three other teams at 15 under par to lead after the first round

By Joe Medley

Contention in the Sunny King Charity Classic is all about picking the right brother-in-law, and Dustin Travis has found one in Sawyer Edwards.

The tandem shot 15-under-par 57 during Friday’s first-round action at Silver Lakes and finished the day among four teams tied for a one-stroke lead.

Also at 57 are Ty Cole-Gary Wigington and Layton Bussey-Jesus Montenegro, who battled through a four-hole playoff to decide the 2022 Sunny King. Cole-Wigington won, putting Wigington to within one Sunny King victory of 10 … five with Randy Reaves and four with Cole.

Jackson King-Freeman Fite also finished Friday in the 57 club.

Randy Lipscomb-Blake Boozer, Daily Thomas-Nathan Williams, Ryan Howard-Scott Murphree and Brennan Clay-Jeremy McGatha stand one shot off of the lead.

More than 200 teams are playing out the three-round Sunny King at Anniston Country Club, Cider Ridge and Silver Lakes. The Championship Flight moves on to Cider Ridge on Saturday and ACC on Sunday.

Travis, Edwards and Bussey give White Plains High School three connections to the four leading teams. Travis graduated in 2015. Bussey was Class 4A co-medalist in 2016.

Edwards just finished his junior year, having finished as Calhoun County runnerup and medalist at the sectional and sub-state tournaments. He finished third in Class 4A at state tourney and was the county’s co-player of the year.

White Plains’ girls have won three state tiles, and the boys have won one.

“It’s a tradition out there,” Edwards said. “We raise’em.”

Bussey called the White Plains influence on the leaderboard “impressive.”

“Shows how important golf is to us,” he said. “I definitely feel like that is something Dustin and I had a big part in starting when we were there,”

Travis and Edwards became a Sunny King tandem this year and “brother-in-lawed the whole day,” Travis said.

“We just didn’t have a partner,” Edwards said. “I was thinking of people that would have a wedge game, and Dustin is the one I need.

“We were playing one day, and I was like, ‘You got a Sunny King partner?’”

Their day started with an eagle, followed by a par and seven birdies.

What Travis called Edwards’ “fantastic” shot out of the bunker helped the pair save par to open the back nine. After another par, they hit four consecutive birdies, a par, birdied then parked.

“This is the first time for me to be in contention,” Travis said. “The one year I felt like I had a chance going into the tournament with Ryan Howard, I shot 10 here, then turned around and shot 16 at Cider. We finished third or fourth.

“This is the closest I’ve come, and 15 definitely is low for me here.”

Flight scores

CHAMPIONSHIP-FORD MUSTANG
Team Rd. 1 Rd.2 Rd. 3 Total
Ty Cole/Gary Wigington 57 57
Dustin Travis/Sawyer Edwards 57 57
Jackson King/Freeman Fite 57 57
Layton Bussey-Jesus Montenegro 57 57
Randy Lipscomb-Blake Boozer 58 58
Ryan Howard/Scott Murphree 58 58
Brennan Clay/Jeremy McGatha 58 58
Daily Thomas/Nathan Williams 58 58
Jaylon Ellison/Ott Chandler 59 59
Marcus Harrell/Benji Turley 59 59
Jacob Harper/Kyle Daugherty 59 59
Kevin Daugherty/Chandler Wilborn 59 59
Kaine Gibson/William Brown 60 60
Taylor McCollum/Tanner Wells 60 60
Noah Hathorn/Cypress Hathorn 61 61
Chase Hollingsworth/Hunter Carr 61 61
Landon Straub/Jason Johnson 61 61
Timmy Woodard/Chase Thomas 62 62
Jake Goggans/Rob Davie 62 62
Randy Reaves/Will Reaves 62 62
Chris Hubbard/Nick Hubbard 62 62
Mike Hughston/Jimbo Phillips 63 63
Dallas Poe/Lucas Bryant 63 63
Andrew Brooks/Matt Rogers 63 63
Chad Key/Wyatt Cotney 64 64
David Coffey/Zach Goss 64 64
Janson Wilborn/Grant Taylor 64 64
Cain Hollingsworth/Taylor O’Conner 64 64
Graham Morrow/Caleb Morrow 64 64
Josh Ashley/Jonathan Myrick 64 64
Greg Shultz/Jim Ramey 64 64
Ryan Huff/John Lindsey 64 64
Josh Poole/Blake Turner 65 65
Mark McCaig/Brian Caldwell 66 66
Jono Waugh/Trey Pilkington 66 66
Jason Rich/Lee Clark 67 67
Landon Suco/David Gulledge 67 67
Clay Calkins/George Calkins 68 68
Jimbo Williams/Jeremy McCullars 68 68
Craig Beckwith/Wilton Page 69 69
Madilyn Turner/Brady Turner 69 69
Ben Parr/Marc Walker 69 69
Blake Cole/Ryan Kirby 70 70
FIRST-TOYOTA RAV 4
Team Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Total
Samuel Wallace/Greg Goodwin 59 59
Daniel Black/Tim Steward 59 59
Tony Hicks/Greg Harrelson 60 60
Tyler Romine/Jason Romine 60 60
Warren Askew/Will Broome 61 61
Josh Reynolds/Bart Smith 61 61
Corey Mize/Kyle Glover 61 61
Caleb Bowen/Kolby Slick 62 62
Matt Hunter/Brett Key 62 62
Casey Harmon/Landon Holley 62 62
Will Prickett/Scott Jackson 62 62
Kilgore Knight/Bradley Young 63 63
Landon Winfrey/Jared Waits 63 63
Andrew Morris/Andrew Tyron 63 63
Hank Smith/Brett Rothwell 63 63
Wes Couch/Tyler McNickle 63 63
Jeff Noah/Kenny Fulmer 63 63
Stan Cates/Justin Bates 64 64
Clay Smith/Kris Key 65 65
Trenton Ray/Nathan Franklin 65 65
Tyler Huckaby/Taylor Jones 65 65
Keaton Borrelli/Tyler Vera 65 65
Mike Lee/Shane Lee 66 66
Benjamin Chandler/Joseph Chandler 66 66
Hanna Dyar/Coleman Messer 67 67
Jonathan Chandler/Daniel Crumly 67 67
Ted Towns/Drue Snow 68 68
Charles Estes/Jamison Carden 69 69
Cody Boyd/Mark Wood 71 71
SECOND-ACURA INTEGRA
Team Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Total
Morgan Cunningham/Kevin Third 62 62
Jay McElroy/Doug Gardner 64 64
Ty Webber/Patrick Webber 64 64
Nate Pearce/Nate Jenkins 64 64
Danny Owens/Clay Jones 64 64
Christopher Messer/Brandon Ray 65 65
Matthew Morris/Josh Davis 66 66
Eric Manning/Clay Sandford 66 66
Matthew Hartegen/Tommy Snyder 66 66
Trae Williams/Matthew Peters 66 66
Taylor Morrow/Samuel Morrow 66 66
Chad Jones/Patrick Thornton 66 66
Daniel Clonts/Clay Blackwell 66 66
Mike Lett/Daniel Simmons 67 67
Kenneth Willingham/Mark Cotton 67 67
Blake Jones/Austin Jones 67 67
Shane Lilly/Dallas Dunn 67 67
Chad Schmeling/Ricky Carden 68 68
Will Coker/Scott Knighton 68 68
Jason Payne/Tyler Rich 68 68
Houston Black/Adam Benefiel 68 68
Alex Stennis/Alex Rogers 68 68
Tyler Northcutt/Nick Swindle 69 69
Kory Oliver/Kody Oliver 69 69
Cal Lambert/Brian Scoggins 69 69
Greg Brannon/Danny Shears 70 70
Bob Eaton/Ted Heim 71 71
Johnathon Shatus/Landon Price 76 76
THIRD-HONDA PILOT
Team Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Total
Josh Chapple/Jackson Bonner 60 60
Bruce Collins/Barry Britt 63 63
Andy Jenkins/Mark Gaines 63 63
Brian Howell/Ken Howell 64 64
Ted Gregerson/Aaron Gregerson 64 64
David Scruggs/Kevin Godshall 64 64
Jonathan Whitlow/Andy McQuagge 65 65
Todd Good/Bill Osbourne 65 65
Henry Pritchett/Neil Elders 65 65
Brandon Whitman/Brandon Slick 65 65
Tyler TenEyck/Dan Hill 65 65
Will Turley/David McFarland 66 66
Jason Copus/Arlin McCauley 66 66
Andy Carden/Jon Pollard 66 66
Kyle Turner/Micah Gaines 66 66
David Reavis/John Reeves 67 67
Blake Drummond/Brian Rosenbalm 67 67
Dr. Ron Wheeler/Steve Taylor 67 67
Rush Rudlege/Jimmy Ray 68 68
Blake McCurry/Dale Findley 68 68
Kevin Bryant/Dalton Cobb 68 68
John Gaddy/John Kelley 69 69
Tony Strickland/Wayne Tillman 70 70
Bill Wakefield/Minton Edwards 70 70
Chad Humpries/Anthony Humphries 70 70
Daniel Ricks/Jonathan Ricks 71 71
Will McKinney/Chase Lowry 72 72
Logan Watson/Stuart Criss 74 74
Santi Heckart/Jason Veasey 77 77
FOURTH-FORD MACH E
Team Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Total
Mike Putnam/Brandon Cassady 63 63
Kyle Price/Derrick Kirby 64 64
Dakota Clark/Michael Hollis 65 65
Brad Williams/Hogan Page 66 66
Josh Wright/Jeremy Wright 66 66
Mike Whitlow/Don Whitlow 67 67
Justin Foster/Daniel Hammett 67 67
Zack Poss/Clark Jinks 67 67
Will Bedwell/Kevin Bedwell 67 67
Ken Warech/Jake Hamilton 68 68
Lee Ledbetter/Darren Ledbetter 68 68
Joey Thompson/Matthew Brown 68 68
Greg Smith/Jamie Cash 68 68
Doug White/Diana White 68 68
Kevin Gibson/Cal Newman 69 69
Scott Watson/Rob Jones 69 69
Al Muskewitz/Grady Sapp 69 69
Bailey Masters/Ashley Hathcock 69 69
Chad Brewer/Chuck Robinson 69 69
Dustin Wilkins/Cale Wright 69 69
Jonathan Jones/Keith Wooten 70 70
Heath Waldrop/Greg Rainey 70 70
Larry Reaves/Noel Johnson 70 70
Chad Cabeen/Tim Kurecka 72 72
Al Johnson/Ethan Whitcomb 72 72
Will Johnson/Nate Parker 73 73
Terry Cobb/Michael Ray 74 74
Thomas Clutter/Michael Bradshaw 76 76
FIFTH-TOYOTA CAMRY
Team Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Team
Will Hollingsworth/Andy Moore 64 64
Rod Harris/Jerry Schreiner 66 66
Lamar Ward/James Carden 66 66
Lance Brown/Brandon Davis 68 68
Randall Williams/Conner Williams 68 68
Manny Bonilla/Chance Haywood 68 68
Steve Gendron/Tripp Johnson 69 69
Eric Williams/Jonathan Mosley 69 69
Terry Sumner/Reese Hardin 70 70
Ty Johnson/Hunter Encinias 70 70
David Ramey/Morgan Ramey 70 70
Jeff Barnwell/Randy Jones 71 71
Carson Lindsey/Clint Burns 71 71
Allen Byars/Jeff Hydrick 71 71
Stacy Williams/Ted Martin 71 71
Jason Alderman/Christopher Alderman 71 71
Austin Parris/Shaughn Rankin 72 72
Ryan Parris/Allen Skelton 72 72
John McKenzie/Rick Dickson 73 73
Cliff Wright/Landy Wright 74 74
Matt Whitaker/Joey Stewart 75 75
Chris Baker/Jared Joiner 75 75
Gene Hocks/Ron Fleming 76 76
Micah Dorroh/Joey Dorroh 79 79
SIXTH-HONDA ACCORD
Team Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Team
Jim Slick/Chance Nunnelly 66 66
Jay Williamson/Chase McQuagge 66 66
Chris Law/Dalton Deep 67 67
Jay Whaley/Alex Whaley 68 68
Hunter Newman/Jonathan Butler 68 68
Brock Harrell/Logan Coker 68 68
Ryan Cash/Alex Freeman 68 68
Brian Mathison/Brent Busby 68 68
Terry Coker/Lance Muncher 69 69
Jeff Pool/Ryan Pollard 69 69
Ben Milligan/Allen Wells 69 69
Jeremy Wolf/Brad Yarbrough 70 70
James Harrison/Randy Martin 70 70
Nic Stephens/Chad Brown 70 70
Brock Miles/Lynn Jones 71 71
Donnie Cobb/Randy Bowman 71 71
Jerry Mills/Pete Morrison 72 72
Tommy Beard/Ken Renfroe 72 72
Kenton Sprayberry/Tiffany Sprayberry 72 72
Keith Yates/Josh Goodson 73 73
Kenton Sprayberry/Tiffany Sprayberry 73 73
Jon-Michael Tinney/Shane Peacock 75 75
Trey Forbus/Jonathan Roberts 75 75
Dan Widener/Jack McKenney 75 75
Justin Brown/Beau Wynn 76 76
Keth Bentley/Mac Huckaby 76 76
Cam Tant/Judson Miller 76 76
Ethan Carter/Bailey Winnett 81 81

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