The egolf Amateur Tour invites you to join our team to STAND UP TO CANCER
Many of you read our web site’s front-page story titled “Golf is a great game for the small things that it does, like placing people like Roger Mitterling in our path.” Roger was not only a fellow tour director but a dear friend that we lost to cancer in 2009. In honor of Roger and the many Tour members that have been touched by cancer, the AGT is dedicating the 2010 season to winning the fight against cancer.
Joe Jaspers wins his third eGolf Amateur Tour National Championship!
On Sunday, already two shots behind the lead Joe Jaspers stepped up to the first tee and hit his first drive out of bounds. Jim Aughtry playing right behind Jaspers told his playing partners, “We are in trouble now. The three other players responded “Why you would say that?” and Aughtry's response was “He (Joe) is mad now and will probably shoot 69.” Aughtry might not have been prophetic on the 69 but he was accurate on the outcome for Jaspers.
Jaspers ended up with double on number one, then bogied four and five before he began to heat up. On hole five, he made his first of 5 birdies, four of which came on the back nine holes.
Jaspers turned the front in 39 then birdied 10, 11, 14 & the most difficult hole, 18 to win the eGolf Amateur Tour National Championship by only one shot. Jaspers shot a 73, 72 for a final total of 145. Saturday's round was played in Palmetto Dunes at the Fazio course and Sunday was played at the Cupp Course in Palmetto Hall.
David Schmidt had the round of the day on Sunday, pouring in five birdies in route to a 3 under par round of 69. Schmidt finishes in the second spot, one shot behind Jaspers with a two day total of 146. Rounding out the top three was Josh Earnest of Lexington , KY with scores of 74 and 73 for a total of 147.
Top honors in the A Flight went to David Anthony of the Houston (TX) Tour. Anthony fired a final-round 77 to finish at 153. Second place in A Flight went to Tidewater (VA) David Scearce (79, 78 for a total of 157); while Jim Boyce of Charlotte was third with 85, 73 totaling 158.
The B Flight champ was Mark Toloso of the Louisiana Tour. Toloso shot 78, 83, total of 161 for a three-shot victory over Greg McCoy (82, 82, total 164) of Charlotte (NC) Tour.
Hilton Head (SC) produced the C Flight champion as Shawn Colin vaulted into the top spot with an 87 for a 168 total. Second place went to Richard Peavy ( Houston TX ) at 85, 89, total 174.
In the D Flight, Daryl Taylor from the (Louisiana North Tour) shot a 175 total and beat out Charles Mines of (Charlotte NC) by four shots at 179.
This marked the fourth straight year the eGolf AGT has hosted its National Tour Championship on Hilton Head Island . This year's field of 540 golfers was one of the largest ever for a golf tournament on the island. Competition took place on six courses: Oyster Reef Golf Club, Shipyard, two courses at The Cupp and all three courses at Palmetto Dunes Resort.
This Tour Championship marked the beginning of a year long campaign to raise money for Stand Up for Cancer in memory of Roger Mitterling who was a tour director for 10 years before passing away in January from this terrible disease. This weekend participants raised $1000 and the eGolf Amateur Tour is going to match that amount to jump start the campaign for the 2010 season.
In Team Competition, the Louisiana (North) Tour edged out Charlotte by only two shots. Louisiana's team total was 1,669, followed by Charlotte (1,671), Tidewater VA (1,688), Orlando (1692) and Louisiana (South) 1708. The eGolf Tour Championship brought in 32 Tours from 15 different states to Hilton Head Island for the week.
Team Cup Winners: Louisiana North Tour
See Previous National Tour Championship Results here