Hilton Head National golf course in Bluffton was the host course for the most recent tournament for the Hilton Head-Savannah Tour. Hilton Head National is truly a shot maker’s course with very tight fairways and trouble everywhere. With the wind gusting all day long, it was a true test for the players.
The Championship flight only consisted of two players today. But those two players battled it out for 18 holes. Ryan Fussell was a previous winner when he won at Savannah Quarters. Brent Savidge was newcomer to our tour. Playing from the tips in the windy conditions that were out there today, these two players put up some respectful scores of 82 and 84. In the end Ryan was able to make it two wins in a row. Congrats Ryan!
The A flight was the biggest flight of the day with 9 golfers playing. The story of the day in the A flight was the play of Jeff Jordan. Jeff said he had been working on his wedge play and WOW did it work out for him today. Jeff fired a 2-over 38 on the front nine and came in with a 1-under 34 for the back nine to card a 1-over 72 on the day. This was Jeff’s personal low round on the Golfweek Amateur Tour. Coming in second place for the A flight was Terry Richter who fired the only other round in the 70’s when he carded an impressive 77. Congrats to both players for their very solid rounds today.
The B flight consisted of 7 players competing for the first place title and points. The B flight was very congested and tightly packed from top to bottom. When all the players were done with 18 holes, Thomas Burden and Doug Hudock needed extra holes to declare a winner. Both players finished their first 18 holes with 85’s on the card. After the playoff was over it was Thomas Burden claiming first place. Congrats on the win Thomas!
The C flight only had three players today but it was a great time had by the golfers. Keith Weaver, Thomas Hamilton and Ryan Holt all went out and competed with each other to claim the trophy and points for first place. When it was all said and done, 18 holes weren’t enough for two of the three golfers. Thomas Hamilton and Ryan Holt needed an extra hole to declare the winner. With Thomas already in with Par it was up to Ryan to answer. Unfortunately Ryan left his putt 1 inch short. Congrats Thomas on your first win of the season!
Even though George Story was the only D flight player in the field today, he still had a good time and enjoyed his round. George was pretty consistent all round long was walked in with an impressive 89 on the day.
Our next tournament will be our Penny Branch make up tournament on March 17th. Time will be a 9:30 shotgun. If you want to play, let us know ASAP.