07/31/07 — Local golf

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By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on July 31, 2007 1:47 PM

PINEHURST -- The father-son tandem of Clarence and Clark Rose emerged victorious in the 41st annual N.C. Father and Son Championship contested at Longleaf Country Club.

The duo fired a tournament-record 64 and won the Pro division by four strokes. They finished runner-up a year ago.

Amateur Golf Tour

WILSON -- Melvin Vernon, who hails from Warsaw, emerged the top finisher in the Flight A division during an Amateur Golf Tour event contested at Happy Valley Country Club.

Vernon carded an even-par 72. Goldsboro's Robert Blair took third with an 81. Fellow Goldsboro golfer Cory Watson ended up third overall in the Flight C division.

The next AGT event is Aug. 11 at Brook Valley CC in Greenville.

Tipton gets ace

Rosewood High alumnus Matt Tipton fired his first-ever hole-in-one while playing at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course on Sunday afternoon.

Tipton used a pitching wedge to ace the par-3, No. 16 hole which is 149 yards from tee to pin.

Tom Tipton, Jeff Hayden and Craig Sutton witnessed the feat.