Brescher Defends Title at  2014 MPGA Trustmark Invitational

WEST POINT, Miss. —  (July 20, 2014) — Eddie Brescher, of Hattiesburg and Assistant Golf Coach at University of Southern Mississippi, won the 2014 MPGA Trustmark Invitational Golf Tournament with a three-day total of eight-under, 208 at Old Waverly Golf Club. This was the first time Old Waverly hosted this event.  The tournament, which showcases a field of the state’s top PGA professionals and amateurs, paid a total purse of $24,000.

After round one, Brescher was eight shots off the lead. He then fired rounds of 67-67 to win by one shot over T.J Morgan of Calhoun City.

Tim Basel of Reunion Golf & Country Club was awarded the William E. Sonny Lawson Cup (Round one low professional).  Overall low professional honors went to Tim Yelverton of Old Waverly Golf Club with rounds of 73-68-71 for a total of 212.

Other flight winners were:

1st Flight – Fletcher Johnson of Belden

2nd Flight – Daniel Finan of Meridian

3rd Flight – Drew Peeler of Hattiesburg

4th Flight – Bobby Lehman of Belden

5th Flight – Robby Scruggs of Laurel

“I was bogey free the last two rounds. When I finished I had no clue where I stood,” said Eddie Brescher.  “The golf course was in perfect condition this week. They are tough greens to putt, but I paid more attention to the grain.” He added, “I would like to thank the Mississippi PGA, Trustmark Bank, the Bryan’s, and the Old Waverly staff for hosting the event.”  ?

A contribution from the tournament will be presented to the Folds of Honor Foundation, supporting the legacy of fallen American heroes through educational scholarships.  For more information, visit foldsofhonor.org.

Steve Stringer, Northeast Regional President for Trustmark, was on hand to present awards.

The Mississippi PGA is comprised of 130 PGA professionals who are recognized experts in the game and business of golf, and are employed at 65 of Mississippi’s finest golf facilities.

For complete flight results visit gspga.com.  Below are all player scores [(a) denotes amateur, (p) denotes professional]:

1    Eddie Brescher (a)        Hattiesburg, MS     74-67-67–208 -8

2    T.J. Morgan (a)           Calhoun City, MS    68-67-74–209 -7

3    Easton Key (a)            Meridian, MS        72-68-70–210 -6

T4   Brandon Laird (a)         Biloxi, MS          70-72-69–211 -5

T4   Vince Hodges (a)          Belden, MS          72-69-70–211 -5

6    Tim Yelverton (p)         West Point, MS      73-68-71–212 -4

T7   Alan Ellis (a)            Greenwood, MS       73-71-69–213 -3

T7   Leighton Greer (a)        Madison, MS         72-70-71–213 -3

9    Noah West (a)             Belden, MS          77-70-67–214 -2

T10  Fletcher Johnson (a)      Belden, MS          76-72-67–215 -1

T10  Reed Lindsey (a)          Ripley, MS          74-71-70–215 -1

T10  Damon Palmer (a)          Tupelo, MS          72-68-75–215 -1

13   Kevin Kelly (p)           Canton, MS          76-69-71–216 E

T14  Wyatt Allen (a)           Starkville, MS      74-75-68–217 +1

T14  Jon Wilson (a)            Potts Camp, MS      73-74-70–217 +1

T14  Zach Longgrear (a)        Madison, MS         74-70-73–217 +1

T14  Richard Reed (a)          Starkville, MS      70-73-74–217 +1

18   Zack Pritchett (a)        Ripley, MS          73-73-72–218 +2

T19  David Allen (a)           Starkville, MS      76-73-71–220 +4

T19  Robert Pannell (a)        Greenwood, MS       75-73-72–220 +4

T19  Jon Howell (p)            Madison, MS         81-72-67–220 +4

T22  Reed Hughes (p)           Senatobia, MS       74-72-75–221 +5

T22  Steve Wilson (a)          Ocean Springs, MS   78-68-75–221 +5

T24  Jared Smith (a)           Saucier, MS         73-78-71–222 +6

T24  Ryan Oliver (a)           Starkville, MS      77-72-73–222 +6

T24  Brett Parker (a)          Biloxi, MS          77-71-74–222 +6

T24  Stephen Yelverton (a)     Magee, MS           73-74-75–222 +6

T28  Daivd Griffin (a)         Belden, MS          80-72-71–223 +7

T28  Anthony Price (p)         Terry, MS           75-70-78–223 +7

T30  Drew Peeler (a)           Hattiesburg, MS     81-78-65–224 +8

T30  Steve Pannell (a)         Greenwood, MS       77-75-72–224 +8

T30  Daniel Finan (a)          Meridian, MS        80-74-70–224 +8

T30  Olly Thomson (p)          Canton, MS          79-72-73–224 +8

T34  Geoffrey King (a)         New albany, MS      78-71-76–225 +9

T34  Rory Nelson (a)           Hattiesburg, MS     79-71-75–225 +9

T34  Austin Price (a)          Gulfport, MS        83-72-70–225 +9

T34  Austin Sparks (a)         Golden, MS          78-75-72–225 +9

T34  Bob Wolcott (p)           Tunica Resorts, MS  76-75-74–225 +9

39   Duke Simmons (a)          Brandon, MS         77-72-77–226 +10

T40  Paul Hunt (a)             Eupora, MS          79-78-70–227 +11

T40  Steven Eilders (a)        Ridgeland, MS       83-73-71–227 +11

T40  David Sinclair (a)        Brandon, MS         79-73-75–227 +11

T40  David Lee (p)             Gulfport, MS        72-80-75–227 +11

T44  Clarke Weems (a)          Meridian, MS        86-72-70–228 +12

T44  Sterling Dahl (a)         Starkville, MS      78-79-71–228 +12

T44  Robert Willis (a)         Grenada, MS         82-73-73–228 +12

T44  Hunter Atkins (a)         West Point, MS      81-74-73–228 +12

T44  Steven Driggers (p)       Greenville, MS      77-75-76–228 +12

T44  Rich Fulkerson (p)        Laurel, MS          84-73-71–228 +12

T50  David Rosenbaum, Jr (a)   Collinsville, MS    81-79-69–229 +13

T50  Rickey Riley (a)          Mantachie, MS       77-79-73–229 +13

T50  Wilkes Bryan (a)          West Point, MS      76-79-74–229 +13

T50  Tim Basel (p)             Madison, MS         70-79-80–229 +13

T50  Marshall Saxon (p)        Ocean Springs, MS   77-75-77–229 +13

55   Chris Harder (p)          Tupelo, MS          78-77-75–230 +14

T56  Ken Peacock (a)           Brandon, MS         81-76-74–231 +15

T56  Wilson Reeder (a)         Tupelo, MS          80-78-73–231 +15

T56  William Landrum (a)       Ovett, MS           82-73-76–231 +15

T59  Charlie Pilkinton (a)     Columbus, MS        82-74-76–232 +16

T59  Brenton Field (a)         Gulfport, MS        80-72-80–232 +16

T59  Greg Brooking (a)         Natchez, MS         79-77-76–232 +16

T59  Scott Buntin (p)          Starkville, MS      78-75-79–232 +16

T59  Leigh Brannan (p)         Canton, MS          79-78-75–232 +16

T64  Alex Bedwell (a)          Starkville, MS      80-79-74–233 +17

T64  Harrison Mohr (a)         Thomson, GA         82-75-76–233 +17

T64  Nick Smith (a)            Senatobia, MS       82-71-80–233 +17

T64  Rob McGraw (p)            Meridian, MS        80-77-76–233 +17

T68  Billy McWilliams (a)      Meridian, MS        81-75-78–234 +18

T68  Adam Scott (p)            Starkville, MS      81-76-77–234 +18

T70  Patrick Gaddy (a)         Long beach, MS      85-76-74–235 +19

T70  Jacob Ross (a)            Brookhaven, MS      85-76-74–235 +19

T70  Steve Johnson (a)         Belden, MS          80-70-85–235 +19

T73  Brother Sandifer (a)      Greenville, MS      84-79-74–237 +21

T73  Mike Thompson (a)         Tupelo, MS          83-74-80–237 +21

T75  Pete Powell (a)           Natchez, MS         84-77-77–238 +22

T75  Rhett Walters (a)         Louin, MS           79-80-79–238 +22

77   Joseph Hanko (p)          Starkville, MS      90-76-73–239 +23

T78  Bobby Lehman (a)          Belden, MS          86-79-75–240 +24

T78  Kenny Hughes (p)          Ocean Springs, MS   83-79-78–240 +24

80   V.J. Trolio (p)           West Point, MS      84-78-80–242 +26

T81  Nick Martin (a)           Brentwood, TN       88-81-74–243 +27

T81  Ernie Joiner (a)          Waynesboro, MS      82-82-79–243 +27

83   Richard Fairchild (a)     Madison, MS         85-82-77–244 +28

T84  Don West (a)              Columbus, MS        92-79-75–246 +30

T84  Daniel Soehren (p)        Starkville, MS      85-78-83–246 +30

86   Marcelo Eduardo (a)       Jackson, MS         86-83-79–248 +32

87   Jim Dorman (p)            Laurel, MS          88-81-80–249 +33

T88  Roger Easley (a)          Cleveland, MS       87-84-80–251 +35

T88  Tommy Morgan (a)          Tupelo, MS          86-84-81–251 +35

T88  Ronald Swafford (a)       Cleveland, MS       84-80-87–251 +35

T88  Hunter Hanson (a)         Gulfport, MS        83-82-86–251 +35

T92  John Miller (a)           Tupelo, MS          89-80-83–252 +36

T92  Chase Bryan (a)           Jackson, MS         92-77-83–252 +36

94   Ken Hogue (a)             Fulton, MS          85-83-85–253 +37

95   Robby Scruggs (a)         Laurel, MS          90-89-76–255 +39

T96  John Chase Bryan, Jr. (a) Jackson, MS         97-85-75–257 +41

T96  Beau McMullen (a)         Meridian, MS        93-84-80–257 +41

T96  Chris Mohr (a)            Thomson, GA         84-84-89–257 +41

99   Greg Flannagan (p)        West Point, MS      96-77-85–258 +42

100  Richard Hall (a)          Coldwater, MS       86-86-88–260 +44

101  Danny Smith (a)           Laurel, MS          83-89-90–262 +46

102  Ben Bufkin (a)            Cleveland, MS       92-95-86–273 +57

103  Mark Routman (a)          Cleveland, MS       102-98-93–293 +77

104  Ron Bolen (a)             Senatobia, MS       109-97-98–304 +88