Halifax Country Club hosted its annual two-ball tournament on July 25-26 after postponing the original date in April due to COVID-19.

Due to social distancing guidelines, the participants rode in separate carts, and there was no social or pictures after the tournaments completion.

A total of 34 teams took part in the event, and tournament participants and organizers dubbed it a huge success. There was a lot of talent in the field of participants including one of the state’s top amateur golfers, Peter Gasperini.

Heading into the final day of play, W.J. Long and Lyle Moore trailed Joey Gasperini and Tyler Holt by three shots, but closed to within one shot after a 30 on the front nine. Gasperini and Holt held a one shot lead with one hole to play, but a bogey on 18 forced a playoff with Long and Moore. Long and Moore birdied the first playoff hole to win the tournament.

A big thanks was given to Bob Tysinger, Gary Gupton, Susan Chandler and Mrs. Pat for all of their work on the tournament.

Next up at HCC is the club championship that will take place Aug. 8-9. The tournament will feature some of the best golfers in Halifax County and WHLF also will be there to cover the final round action on Sunday.

Winners and scores

Third flight winners

1st- Nookie Green/Kim Houseal 70 66 136 (won on match of cards)

2nd- David Graham/Joel Cunningham 70 66 136

3rd- Scott Martin/Allen Reneau 72 67 139

4th- Jack Caldwell/Scott Petriskie 70 70 140

Second flight winners

1sr- Drew Lewis/Brad Mele 67 65 132

2nd- Bruce Stone/Kevin White 67 66 133

3rd- Sammy Puryear/David Day 69 65 134

4th- Mike Hailey/Tommy Elliot 68 68 136

First flight winner

1st- WJ Long/Lyle Moore 66 64 130 (won in playoff-overall winners of tournament)

2nd- Joey Gasperini/Tyler Holt 63 67 130

3rd- Peter Gasperini/Leggett Moore 66 65 131 (match of cards)

4th- Tommy Daniel/Mark Repokis 66 65 131

Johnathan Kirland is a sports writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him jkirkland@gazettevirginian.com. Follow him on Twitter @JohnathanK_GV