Arkansas GolfWeek Amateur Tour returned to Hot Springs Village for the Balboa
Golf Club Tournament. 82 Arkansas Tour players were joined by 8 visiting tour
members to compete for in their flights and earn points to qualify for the
National Finals in Hilton Head Island, SC in October. The visitors were from the
Dallas Tour and Louisiana North Tour.
golfers competed in the Champ flight with Chris Smith (73) winning another
tournament over Corey Durham (77). Corey took second in a card off with
LR Gardner (76) outlasted Mike Norwood (78) to take home the A
Flight hardware. Third place honors were decided in a card off as 3 players
shot 79. Will Clark was third, Chandler Cain was fourth and Sean Fenton finished
In the B Flight, Justin Lewis (79) held on for a two stroke
victory over Jake Onnen (81). Paul Golden (83) took fourth over Dallas Tour
player Ben Iannacone (85).
In the C flight David Eslinger (83) carded a 3 stroke victory of
Richard McClendon (86). Solo third was Phil Hemba (88). In a 3-way card off
(89) with Vic Werner, Raymond Peevy and Phil Smith, Vic took fourth over
Raymond while Phil finished in sixth.
Crabtree (90) took home the D Flight honors with a two stroke victory over
three players coming in at 92. In the card off, Kemper Pyle took second with Yul
Eslinger in third. Keith Goolsby took fourth in the cardoff. Rounding out the
paid places in the D Flight was Richard McMahan (94).
next tournament is at Mountain Ranch in Fairfield Bay on June 25th. Get signed
up for an epic battle in July at Buffalo Ridge and Ozarks National.