Lampley Closes with 66 to Claim Title at 48th Trustmark Invitational

Hattiesburg, Miss. — (July 26, 2015) – Josh Lampley of Gulfport won the Trustmark Invitational with a three-day total of eleven-under, 202 at Canebrake Country Club. This was the first time Canebrake hosted this event. The tournament, which showcases a field of the state’s top PGA professionals and amateurs, paid a total purse of $19,000.

After round one, Lampley was two shots off the lead. He then fired rounds of 68-66 to win by one shot over two time defending champion, Eddie Brescher of Hattiesburg. Brescher, who was several shots behind the leaders, jumped up the leaderboard with a final round six under par 66.

“I played solidly today. Got off to a good start, four under through five and I just played smart the rest of the way in. I knew there were a lot of good players behind me capable of 63 or 64 so I knew I had to finish out the round strong,” said Lampley. 

“Feels great to be the Trustmark Invitational Champion. I enjoyed being out there and playing with all the PGA guys that I work with. It makes it extra special,” he added.

Kyle Ramey of Windance Country Club was awarded the William E. Sonny Lawson Cup (Round one low professional). Ramey also claimed overall low professional honors with rounds of 66-71-68 for a total of 205.

“Overall it was a good week and I’m honored to win low professional in the Trustmark Invitational! The golf course was excellent and the Gulf States PGA staff did an outstanding job setting up and managing the tournament despite having some weather challenges,” said Ramey.

Additional flight winners were:

1st Flight – Brandon Laird of Biloxi

2nd Flight – David Griffin of Belden

3rd Flight – Jared Hodge of Laurel

4th Flight – Marcelo Eduardo of Jackson and Garland Lyell of Jackson

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

The Mississippi PGA is comprised of 120 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 Below are all player scores [(a) denotes amateur, (p) denotes professional]:

1   Josh Lampley (a)     Gulfport, MS       68-68-66–202 -11

2   Eddie Brescher (a)   Hattiesburg, MS   68-71-65–204 -9

T3 Grant Motter (a)     Hattiesburg, MS   67-73-65–205 -8

T3 Kyle Ramey (p)       Gulfport, MS       66-71-68–205 -8

5   Noah West (a)         Belden, MS         72-65-69–206 -7

T6 Ben Snow (a)         Hattiesburg, MS   67-72-68–207 -6

T6 Hunter Hammett (a)   Hattiesburg, MS   68-70-69–207 -6

8   Chip Sullivan (p)     Brandon, MS       72-66-71–209 -4

9   Billy Allen (p)       Canton, MS         68-72-70–210 -3

10 Michael Hammett (a)   Hattiesburg, MS   71-68-72–211 -2

11 Brandon Laird (a)     Biloxi, MS         73-75-64–212 -1

T12 Austin Brown (a)     Madison, MS       72-71-70–213 E

T12 Stephen Yelverton (a) Magee, MS         68-69-76–213 E

T14 Justin Elliott (a)   Hattiesburg, MS   74-71-69–214 +1

T14 Camden Backel (a)     Madison, MS       73-72-69–214 +1

16 Chris Harder (p)     Tupelo, MS         69-73-73–215 +2

17 Russ Pitts (p)       Hattiesburg, MS   74-71-72–217 +4

T18 Tim Yelverton (p)     West Point, MS     72-73-73–218 +5

T18 Anthony Price (p)     Terry, MS         73-71-74–218 +5

T18 Reed Hughes (p)       Senatobia, MS     75-70-73–218 +5

T18 Kevin Kelly (p)       Canton, MS        71-72-75–218 +5

T22 Billy Pomeroy (p)     Meridian, MS       79-72-68–219 +6

T22 Tim Basel (p)         Madison, MS       70-74-75–219 +6

T24 Ricky Sims (a)       Canton, MS         72-75-73–220 +7

T24 Ethan Smith (a)       Gulfport, MS       72-75-73–220 +7

T24 Steven Driggers (p)   Greenville, MS     75-71-74–220 +7

T27 Duke Simmons (a)     Brandon, MS       73-75-73–221 +8

T27 Marshall Saxon (p)   Ocean Springs, MS 75-76-70–221 +8

T27 Leigh Brannan (p)     Canton, MS         75-73-73–221 +8

T27 David Lee (p)         Gulfport, MS       71-76-74–221 +8

T27 David Sellers (a)     Madison, MS       77-69-75–221 +8

T32 Daniel Soehren (p)   Starkville, MS     76-76-70–222 +9

T32 Howard Waugh (a)     Gulfport, MS       70-75-77–222 +9

T34 Rickey Riley (a)     Fulton, MS         76-77-71–224 +11

T34 Paul Hunt (a)         Eupora, MS         74-75-75–224 +11

T34 Mike Pizzitola (a)   Hattiesburg, MS   77-70-77–224 +11

T37 Jason Prendergast (p) Jackson, MS       76-75-74–225 +12

T37 Ryan Cooper (p)       Brandon, MS       73-78-74–225 +12

T39 Robert Willis (a)     Grenada, MS       69-82-75–226 +13

T39 Chris Nicholas (a)   Richton, MS        76-76-74–226 +13

T39 Joey Sumrow (a)       Hattiesburg, MS   76-73-77–226 +13

T39 Adam Scott (p)       Starkville, MS     75-76-75–226 +13

T43 Paul Maholm (a)       Hattiesburg, MS   68-81-79–228 +15

T43 Joseph Hanko (p)     Starkville, MS     76-73-79–228 +15

45 Gregory Brooking (a) Natchez, MS       79-74-76–229 +16

T46 Ronnie Averett (a)   Loranger, LA       76-75-80–231 +18

T46 Buck Matheny (p)     Hernando, MS       79-76-76–231 +18

48 Matt Brunetz (p)     Canton, MS         78-81-73–232 +19

49 David Griffin (a)     Belden, MS         78-76-79–233 +20

50 Stan Hall (a)         Ridgeland, MS     77-77-80–234 +21

T51 John Harmon (a)       Hattiesburg, MS   80-77-78–235 +22

T51 Brenton Field (a)     Gulfport, MS       80-74-81–235 +22

T51 Kenny Hughes (p)     Ocean Springs, MS 75-80-80–235 +22

T54 Jared Hodge (a)       Laurel, MS         79-81-76–236 +23

T54 Colby Blake (a)       Tylertown, MS     79-76-81–236 +23

T56 Bill Byrne (a)       Natchez, MS       81-81-75–237 +24

T56 Tanny Cole (a)       Sumrall, MS       80-77-80–237 +24

58 Hunter Hale (a)       Purvis, MS         78-79-81–238 +25

59 Gregory Causey (a)   Petal, MS         78-78-83–239 +26

T60 Pete Powell (a)       Natchez, MS       84-78-78–240 +27

T60 Gary Cooper (a)       Hattiesburg, MS   81-79-80–240 +27

T62 Darrell Williams (a) Waynesboro, MS     81-79-82–242 +29

T62 Connor Crabbe (a)     Hattiesburg, MS   77-81-84–242 +29

64 Ken Hogue (a)         Fulton, MS         81-79-85–245 +32

T65 Joey Landrum (a)     Ovett, MS         78-81-87–246 +33

T65 Jim Dorman (p)       Laurel, MS        85-81-80–246 +33

T67 Marcelo Eduardo (a)   Jackson, MS       85-81-82–248 +35

T67 Garland Lyell (a)     Jackson, MS       80-88-80–248 +35

69 Ernie Joiner (a)     Waynesboro, MS     83-82-84–249 +36

70 David Hagan II (a)   Laurel, MS         78-90-84–252 +39

71 Brother Sandifer (a) Greenville, MS     85-81-87–253 +40

72 Gary Lett (a)         Hattiesburg, MS   89-84-82–255 +42

73 Locke Ward (a)       Jackson, MS       92-83-91–266 +53

74 Danny Smith (a)       Laurel, MS         92-84-94–270 +57

75 Lamar Murrell (a)     McComb, MS         90-95-94–279 +66