Jerry Warren (third from left) was a double winner in the Chipping and Putting contest Sunday. Other medal winners were (from left) Robert Gatti, Robert Malone,Warren, Larry Joubert, Bill Snow, Susan Berry, Gerry Robichaux, Dywane Pickett and Steve Pinkley.
Jerry Warren, a veteran in Senior Olympics competition, won both the chipping and the putting titles of the 21st NW La. District games Sunday at The Practice Tee.
Warren, in the 75-79 age group, was especially sharp in the putting competition. Putting from ten, 14 and 20 feet, Warren left the 20-footer within three inches of the cup and his accumulated distance from the cup for three putts was 32 inches. Top individual putting performance went to Robert Gatti in the 70-74 division. His first putt, from 20 feet, rested on the lip of the cup and his other putts were within seven inches and within 20 inches.
Newcomer Robert Malone paced the chipping competition. In his first Senior Olympics, Malone, a former two-way tackle for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, chipped to within five inches from the 15-foot station and within seven inches from the 36-foot station. In the 70-74 age group, his accumulated total was 195 inches, best for the day. Gatti wound up second in the age group.
In adddition to conducting a smoothly run event, Susan Berry competed in both chipping and putting as the lone female.
Complete results were as follows:
Putting Male–65-69: Dywane Pickett 51 Gold. Steve Pinkley 64 Silver. 70-74: Robert Gatti 27 Gold. Larry Joubert 49 Silver. Robert Malone 73 Bronze. 75-79: Jerry Warren 22 Gold. Gerry Robichaux 65 Silver. Bill Snow 72 Bronze. Female: Susan Berry Gold 100.
Chipping Male–65-69: Steve Pinkley 294 Gold. Dywane Pickett 366 Silver. 70-74: Robert Malone 195 Gold. Robert Gatti 332 Silver. 75-79: Jerry Warren 282 Gold. Gerry Robichaux 342 Silver. Bill Snow 502 Bronze.