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Fortin and Griffith Take Member/Guest Tournament

July 22, 2012

L-R: Denis Fortin, Dan Griffith, Dave Griffith and Dan Barry. The four finalists posed together before beginning play on the ninth hole. Photo Mike Olmstead

NEWPORT–No matter which way you looked at it, a Griffith was going to emerge as one half of the winning duo in this year's Newport Daily Express Member/Guest Tournament.
Sunday's final came down to brother versus brother as Dan Griffith and his partner Denis Fortin squared off against Dave Griffith and his partner Dan Barry.
Fortin and Griffith won the August National Flight, while Barry and Griffith topped out in the St. Andrews grouping.
The winners of all ten flights split into two groups for the Shoot-out, and after the dust settled, literally settled (it is quite dry on the cart path), the brothers and their partners were the last four standing.
The foursome teed-off on the ninth hole to see who would hold bragging rights for the next year.
On the green things were close.
Dan dropped in his shot, giving the pair a five. Now they had to wait to see if Barry would tie things up and send it to OT.
Barry came close, but his shot didn't fall and Dan and Denis were the champs.
"We started off a little shaky, but after that we felt good and we both hit the ball great," said Dan Griffith on the win. "We beat my brother and Dan (Barry), they are tough competitors and it was fun out there."
We will have a full photo spread on the weekend's golf action in Tuesday's Express.
Here is a full list of all of the flight winners from this weekend's tournament.
Augusta National: Denis Fortin and Dan Griffith, St. Andrews: Dan Barry and Dave Griffith, Pepple Beach: Bill Sanville and Dave Rhodes, Pine Valley: Conrad Fortin and Bill Smith, Pinehurst: Allie Loukes and Mike Vinton, Royal Troon: Tom Strunjo and Shawn McCurdy, Beth Page Black: Chris Goulet and John Kelley, Carnoustie: Norbet Fortin and Earl Hayes, Merion: Bruno and Leo Marguis and Newport: Steve Wright and David Graves

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