McMahon, Martin win SB Golf Classic

Reilly McMahon and Mitchell Martin teamed to win the Santa Barbara Golf Classic on Sunday, capping off the two-day tournament at Santa Barbara Golf Club with a round of 61.

Reilly McMahon and Mitchell Martin - Santa Barbara Golf Classic

Reilly McMahon, left, and Mitchell Martin, right.

The college student-athletes edged Brian Helton and Scott Helton, who entered the round with a three-stroke lead thanks to a 60 on Saturday. McMahon and Martin finished 16-under par at 124. The Heltons turned in a two-day score of 125.

McMahon and Martin rallied early, taking the lead on Sunday on the front nine by converting two eagles and nearly a third before the turn. A twelve-foot eagle putt on the ninth hole carried just wide, leaving a tap-in for birdie.

The Heltons regained the lead on the 12th hole with a birdie of their own.

But in the end the two college players – McMahon a sophomore at UCLA and Martin an incoming freshman at Cal Poly – got the best of their more experienced opponents. McMahon and Martin posted birdies on the final two holes to earn the one-stroke victory.

The same two teams finished first and second last year, but with the Heltons edging the up-and-comers.

Dodge Ward and Steven Lam started the day tied for fifth place with four other teams. A final-round 63 boosted them alone into third place.

Twelve-time champions Steve Lass and John Pate also improved on their standing from Day 1 to finish in sixth place.

The Santa Barbara Classic is a best-ball team format, held annually on Fiesta Weekend. Seventy-eight teams participated in four flights this year.

Scott Helton - Santa Barbara Golf Classic

Scott Helton

Brian Helton

Brian Helton

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COMPLETE RESULTS


A-Flight
B-Flight
C-Flight
D-Flight

“A” Flight Total Results

1. ? McMahon-Martin ? 63-61 ? 124
2. ? Helton-Helton ? ? ? ? 60-65 ? 125
3. ??Ward-Lamb ? ? ? ? ? ? ?66-63 ? 129
4. ??Downing-Scott ? ? ? ?66-64 ? 130
5. ? Gamma-Patton ? ? ? ?67-63 ? 130
6. ??Pate-Lass ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?68-63 ? 131
7. ??Fox-Damron ? ? ? ? ? ?65-68 ? 133
8. ??Smith-Volz ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 65-68 ? 133
9. ??Billington-Struble ?66-67 ? 133
10. McCaskey-Trella ? 66-69 ? 135
11. Rogers-Brady ? ? ? ? ?67-68 ? 135
12. Smith-Carrol ? ? ? ? ?69-67 ? 136
13. Colvin-Hogan ? ? ? ?70-66 ? 136
14. Carmona-Ramirez ?70-67 ? 137
15.?Cushman-Conklin ?70-69 ? 139
16. Birkett-Deffenbaugh ?70-69 ? 139
17. Tanouye-Kosaka ?71-71 ? 142
18. Leary-Leary ?71-71 ? 142
19. Prero-Delaney ?71-71 ? 142
20. Fegley-Sullivan 73-69 ? 142
21. Robertson-Montgomery ? 70-73 ? 143
22. Mandarino-Bowker ?74-70 ? 144
23. Williams-Payne ? 66-DQ ? DQ

“A” Flight Saturday Results

Helton-Helton – 60
McMahon-Martin – 63
Fox-Damron – 65
Smith-Volz – 65
Downing-Scott – 66
McCaskey-Trella – 66
Williams-Payne – 66
Billington-Struble – 66
Ward-Lamb – 66
Gamma-Patton – 67
Rogers-Brady – 67
Pate-Lass – 68
Smith-Carrol – 69
Carmona-Ramirez – 70
Robertson-Montgomery – 70
Birkett-Deffenbaugh – 70
Cushman-Conklin – 70
Colvin-HOgan – 70
Tanouye-Kosaka – 71
Leary-Leary – 71
Prero-Delaney – 71
Fegley-Sullivan 73
Mandarino-Bowker – 74

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