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BY JOHN CONLEY
Associate Editor

A better mental approach helped Dave Loggins win the Wyoming County Open golf championship at Clearfork Valley Golf Course.
"I didn't get ahead of myself and try to think too much," said Loggins, who carded a five-under par 65 on Sunday to finish at 131.
It was his first win in the open.
"I've been coming here quite a few years," Loggins stated. "Everything just seemed to go my way today."
"We had 119 golfers, and that's pretty good for a tournament these days," said Toney Bowles, director at Clearfork Valley. "Everybody always comes and has a good time.
"It's almost like two tournaments," he pointed out. "We have a championship draw with a lot of the area's top players, and we have a lot of flights where the others can have fun."
Both of Bowles' sons, Corey and Colin, were in the field. Corey won the third flight with a 146, and 11-year-old Colin shot a 140 to finish fourth in the first flight.
"Watching them play almost makes me feel like I'm playing again," their dad stated.
Bowles thanked the hole sponsors, the ladies who cooked dinner and the Clearfork Valley Board of Directors.
Results:
Championship Flight: Dave Loggins, first; Leigh Smith, second; Ken Lacy, third; Jim Grimmett, fourth.
Hogan Division: Tyler Browning, first; Chris Sparks, second; Travis Brunty, third.
First Flight: Tom Broyles, first; Kenny Robinette, second; Ray Bailey, third.
Second Flight: Justin Hylton, first; Jere Brown, second; Mike Smith, third.
Third Flight: Corey Bowles, first; Mike Halstead, second; Kevin Roach, third.
Fourth Flight: Jimmy Mullens, first; Mike Cook, second; Jacob Workman, third.
Fifth Flight: Eric Hill, first; Drew Bragg, second; Jeremy Davis, third.
Sixth Flight: Jackie Justice, first; Frankie Stover, second; John Daniels, third.
Seventh Flight: John Loggins, first; Thomas Justice, second; Tucker Lambert, third.
Senior Division
Gold Flight: Bob Cook, first; Jerry Hickman, second; Ernie Fox, third.
Silver Flight: Bob Stewart, first; Ivan Puckett, second; Ivan Grace, third.
Bronze Flight: Donald Miller, first; Larry Starkey, second.
Super Senior Division
Gold: Jim Gunter, first.
Silver: W.W. Dillo, first.
Closest to Pin: Reuben Prillaman on No. 2, Nick Cook on 4, Colin Bowles on 6, Corey Bowles on 13 and Paul Gunnoe on 15.
Hole sponsors: Westside Pharmacy, First Century Bank, Goodson's Supermarket, Ellis Lumber, Pineville Furniture, Kissell Family Optometry, Oceana Dental Center, First Peoples Bank and Tim Lupardus Law Office.
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