Charleston and Hilton Head-Savannah Tours Battle at Penny Branch
Posted: 3/31/2008 5:41:17 AM
Jamie Manning- Championship Flight Winner
The Charleston and Hilton Head/Savannah Divisions of THE EGolf AMATEUR TOUR held their first combo event of the 2008 season on Saturday, March 29 at the Penny Branch Golf Club located near Walterboro off I-95 in Furman, SC. The course as one player put it â€œis out in the middle of nowhereâ€. Penny Branch is a wonderful layout with an old style feel and look. There are no cart paths to follow and the layout is wonderful. The greens are fast and almost every putt has some break to it. The player that reads and executes putts well has an advantage on this course. It was a beautiful day to play, with a warm soft breeze, but late in the day the wind strengthened. The back nine for the â€œCâ€ and â€œDâ€ Flights were tough to play and really created problems for club selection. Wendy and her staff were very helpful, as everything was set up and everyone made to feel welcome. The tournament played in just under 5 hours and everyone had a great time.
Jamie Manning of Hilton Head took the honors in Championship Flight with a smooth 73 over Dominic Lizarraga of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Arnie Reddick of Rincon, GA who carded 75â€™s. Dom captured the scorecard play-off with Arnie placing third just ahead of Kevin Arnoldâ€™s 78. Matt Metz of Summerville, Marcus Byler and Gerry Pascale of Hilton Head all carded scores of 79.
Howard Tomlinson from Guyton, GA took the Senior Championship Flight honors with a nice round of 74.
â€œAâ€ Flight winner, Pete Snow of Hilton Head shot a nice round of 75 to put up a double win as he also took the â€œAâ€ Senior Flight honors. James Kelly from Bluffton, the last tournament winner in â€œAâ€ Flight continued to play well. James finished second with a 77, just ahead of Steve Walters of Charleston who shot a 78.
Travis Hoffman from Summerville continued his great play to take the â€œBâ€ Flight win with a stellar round of 75. John Barr of Port Wentworth, GA placed second with a round of 79, just ahead of John Spencer of Charleston who carded an 80 for third place.
John Barrâ€™s 79 was also good enough to hang onto the â€œBâ€ Flight Senior win.
David Fuentes of Garden City, GA held on to win the â€œCâ€ Flight with an 87 for his second straight win. John Donat of Beaufort shot an 88 for second, just ahead of three players. Richard Cairns from Summerville, Mark Duggar of Rincon, GA, and Jason Brisini from Mt. Pleasant all finished tied at 89. Richard took third in a card play-off.
Robert Klein of Bluffton shot 86 to win the â€œCâ€ Flight Senior Tour honors.
Michael Miller of Summerville took the â€œDâ€ Flight win with a score of 89. Dean Teal from Summerville and Andrew Dart of Hilton Head finished regulation play tied at 91. Dean took the scorecard playoff with Andrew finishing third.
Olin Williams from Hilton Head captured the â€œDâ€ Flight Senior crown over Bob Hagan of Charleston. Olin shot a spectacular round of 85. Way to go Olin.
The next tour stop in the Low Country is at Santee National Golf Club in Santee, SC. The Saturday April 12 event will be a combination affair between The Charleston and Hilton Head Tours. We would like to encourage everyone to come out, join the tour, and enjoy playing competitive tournament golf. The EGolf Amateur Tour is open to all amateur golfers of all ages. Please visit our web site and try our tour. Anyone can play one tournament as a guest, to see how much fun it is to play competitive golf.
Complete tournament results and schedules can be found on our website at www.amateurgolftour.net, contact Larry Lee at email@example.com or call 866-361-4653 or 864-491-0129