Six years after their first Mike Fleming Memorial Golf tournament title, Doc Crowley and Jerry Hix won their second a year ago with a two day total of 125 strokes.
Crowley, who teamed with Tad DuPree to win the Booneville Open Cow Pasture Pool in April, and Hix, who won the 2012 BOCPP, won the 2012 Fleming by four strokes over Randall Wheat and Andy Perdue, who were trying for their fourth straight title.
The 16th annual Fleming Memorial will be held Saturday and Sunday at Cherokee Creek Country Club in Booneville. One of the largest tournament in the state in terms of participation, the 15th annual tournament drew 97 two-man teams.
Held the second weekend in June each year, the tournament is organized by friends of the late Mike Fleming after he was killed in a head-on collision on Oct. 26, 1997. Fleming was a 1983 Booneville High School graduate.
A halfback/linebacker, Fleming scored 15 touchdowns during his senior season of 1982 to lead the Bearcats to the playoffs for the first time under Doug Scheel.
The playoff appearance both ended a three-year playoff drought and started a streak of seven straight appearances by Booneville.
In his only playoff game, Fleming ran for 169 yards in a losing effort (45-24) against Walnut Ridge. Included in that total is a 60-yard touchdown run.
In addition to the 1,172 yards Fleming rushed for during the 1982 season, he also recorded 150 tackles.
During his career, Fleming gained 1,613 yards and scored 26 touchdowns, five two-point conversions and kicked two extra points for 168 total points scored.